How long have you been writing? What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. I always loved these elaborate fictional stories. After the Narnia series, which my father read to me every night until we completed all seven books, I would write my own short stories. Boom, my love for writing was born. Although, I have put down the hobby several times over the years since life gets in the way.
How many stories have you written? Are they published?
I have written two stories, and I am publishing my first on Halloween, October 31st of this year.
Is Erotica a genre that you find the most enjoyable to write or have you wanted to write something veering in a different direction?
I really enjoy most romance/erotica genres. For my own personal writing style, I found a good writing groove in erotica. Although, after completing my first novel, Hers, I think it is more of an erotic romance than flat out Erotica. Jeez all the genres confuse me!
We noticed that Hers deals with the BDSM world, is this something you are curious about or have firsthand knowledge about?
I am always curious about learning new things. Through the years I have dabbled in a little of everything, living by the motto you can’t bash it till you try it. But I think reading Kallypso Master’s Master in Arms Series really encouraged me to learn more.
Who are some of your inspirations?
The inspirations in my life are some of the most random women including Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, and Alice in Wonderland. Book inspirations on the other hand include Laura Kaye, Melody Anne, Tara Sivec, and Madeline Sheehan. ESPECIALLY Tara and Madeline.
What are some of your future projects that you can share with us?
Right now I am carefully (and slowly) working on the follow up to Hers, called Finding Willow. This is a continuation of Seven’s story, but mainly focuses on her colorful best friend Star, and a new chance at life she gets. This book also overlaps with the end of Hers from Star’s perspective.
What do you feel is important, as an author, to have in a story?
I think each story needs to have a unique piece of the author. There is just too much generic bullshit today. Ideas are taken and turned into other plots, or books, over and over again. I could ramble off so many popular books like this. It is uber important to be true to yourself, whether or not it is going to sell books.
How do you deal with negative feedback?
I am fine with it. Not everyone is going to like Hers, and that is fine. Because it isn’t written for everyone. Not all readers are down for threesomes, or kink. It is just part of being a writer. It is the nature of the beast. What I DO have a problem with is the people who act like flat out assholes. You don’t need to be a dick on the internet to be cool. Remember what your mother taught you (or at least I hope taught you) If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
What would you like to say to readers about your books?
These books are my babies. They are children born from the deepest parts of my soul. Be gentle with them, be mindful that authors (including myself) have feelings. My books aren’t your typical happily ever after romances. They are broken stories with even more broken characters. But they are my character who I love. They are perfection to me. Oh, and the sex is pretty explicit. Beware!
Favorite scent on a man? Nautica Cologne
Favorite Book Boyfriend? Jesse Ward
Book with the hottest sex scene? Shared by Lily Harlem
Manscaping, a must or doesn’t matter? MUST!
Favorite alcohol beverage? Whiskey
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Worst Word? Womanhood
Best Word? Cunt
Thank You so much Dawn for taking the time to answer these and for being such an amazing person. We can’t wait to see what you come up with next!