Interview with D.D. Larsen












A Little Something About D.D.:


Growing up in a small town in Colorado, she was always formulating stories in her mind. That little girl now gets to share her books with the world. She has a passion for romance novels, and writing about mountain settings comes naturally (pun intended). But she's a woman of many interests, as proved by her bachelor of science degree in biological and chemical engineering and her passionate pursuit of ski racing and other athletic endeavors.


Questions and Answers:


1. What made you want to be an author?


I loved reading so I decided to start writing my own book!


2. Typically, what was the timeframe it took you to write your books?


Very book dependent, my first book took a year, but I have written multiple books in a month.


3. Are you a planner or pantser?


Pantser!

4. What would you say is your unique writing style?


I just try to be really real with my characters and the thoughts that run through their heads.


5. Whether it be traditional, self, or story book apps. How did you find the publishing process?


I’m self-published! Actually publishing the book was easy it was getting it ready and the marketing that was hard.

6. How much of your process includes doing research into your subject matter or plot?


Very little, I kind of just wing it ha-ha


7. How old were you when you first discovered your passion for writing?


I started writing at 24, it’s never too late!


8. When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing with your time?


I love being active, my current new sport is Jiu Jitsu and can’t wait for the ski season.

9. Is your family supportive?


It’s different than what I normally do so they just aren’t quiet sure how to act. Hopefully I will bring them more over to my side soon!


10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books (characters, location, plot)?


I’m creative! I’ve always been very analytical so this is a nice change of pace.

11.What is your favorite component about the genre you write?


I love wolves so its great to be able to add them in my stories.

12.What advice would you give to help others become writers?


Write the book! You can’t edit a blank page.


13.Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?


I get a bunch of emails and messages that vary but all thank me for writing because they love my book.

14.Do you like to create books for your target audience?


Just out of writing style all my books have ended up targeting my audience.


15.What pulls you in about a book? Do you read a book based on the cover or the summary?


I love covers! That is what draws me in.


16.How do you handle writer's block and what do you tell other aspiring authors who may be fighting or fearful about hitting that wall?


Write when you feel like it, if you push to hard it never ends well. But at the same time make a schedule so that you keep up with your writing goals.


Final Note:


I am a HUGE D.D. Larsen fan! I have all three of The Academy Books and both of the Perfect series. Oh gees, I think I got all Misery here (lol). No all joking aside, she is probably the biggest inspirations I have for the supernatural romance genre I am currently reading and I no joke read Destiny in two days. She is a mid-burn steam writer - which I no joke... love! I think she invented the term sexual tension and I totally fangirl when I see one of her covers. D.D. is definitely a romance author you all need to read.



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