So nice to meet you, Dana and be a part of your "Seven Year Switch" Tour! This is the first time we've met and I'm looking forward to learning more about you and your work. Love the title, by the way.
Okay, let's start the interview - enjoy your time here!
- 1) Who is your favorite author and why?
Bertrice Small is my favorite. I have read everything she has written. I love her style of writing. It’s smooth. I never have questions at the end of her books. Even the sequels and series are all wrapped up and you can read them on their own or as a series. I love Piers Anthony, too. I got hook on his Xanth series years ago and has since have collected and read all of them. I love the magic and that everyone has a talent no matter how small and the reference to our world as Mundania cracks me up.
- 2) When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I have always considered myself a writer. I have wanted to be a writer since I was 12 and wrote my first novella, but I considered my self an author when I published my first book in 2003.
3) Describe your writing space?
I have a small desk in the corner of the living room. Next to it is a small book case with all my research books, favorite reads and pictures. On the wall above the desk are two shelves. One shelf has my build a bear, Clio she is my muse and the other holds my cup of diet cherry 7Up.
- 4) What are you reading now?
I haven’t read anything recently for the simple joy of reading. I just came out from under a ton of research reading for a book I’m doing called Renegade Rae. She is a space pirate in the future.
- 5) How many books have your written? Which is your favorite?
I have written 3 novels, 8 novellas, 27 short stories and 4 short-shorts for anthologies. I liked them all but I guess my favorite is The Seven Year Switch because I got the chance to flip the script (so to speak) and Releasing the Baggage because it wrote my first female ‘bad guy’.
- 6) What comes first, plot or characters?
The plot. I always know the story before the characters come to life. I know the beginning, the middle and how the story will end, but it’s the characters who tell me how they get from one point to the other.
- 7) Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
Oh yes! I am usually doing more then one story at a time. So when the characters in one story stop talking to me I move to another. When no one is saying anything I watch movies or crochet.
- 8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to cook. I have lots of cook books and try something new all the time.
- 9) Tell us about your latest book?
The Seven Year Switch is about a wife who comes across a secret her husband is keeping from her that has the capacity to destroy their marriage. She’s hurt and angry that he has lied to her all the time they’ve been together. Now she has to ask herself if she is willing to forgive and accept what is needed to make their marriage work
- 10) What’s next for you?
I have book 3 of my Erotes series coming out at Muse it Hot. Charles’ Goddess is about the daughter Aphrodite had with Poseidon. Zeus has banished her to Earth for the misuse of her power. Aphrodite and her brothers have sent her to the man who needs her the most, but he thinks she is the most insufferable woman he has ever met. Book 4 will follow this summer. That story is about the son Aphrodite had with Hermes. In Alan’s Arrival he tires of being on Mount Olympus and asks his mother to send him to Earth where he knows he will find happiness.
I also have a Valentine’s story coming in an anthology that Secret Cravings Publishing is putting out called Cupid’s Target.
Could you make the switch from dutiful, submissive wife to paddle wielding queen bee to save your marriage?
Sonja Winters was enjoying the good life with a great job and being married to the man of her dreams. As she prepared to celebrate their seven year anniversary she came across a secret that her husband had been keeping from her that would alter the course of their marriage forever.
“Yes, I understand.” Bianca sat next to her and openly looked her over. “I see now why he chose you. You are beautiful and strong. You will be able to control him well.”
Sonja scoffed. Her anger at the situation came back, fueled by Bianca’s nonchalant description of her ability to deal with her husband.
“If you’re talking about my husband, I was controlling him just fine until you came along.”
“Hmm, I can appreciate how you must feel, but you do not have all the facts.”
Bianca clapped her hands and two men appeared. They looked similar to the biker guy who led her into the room except they were much younger and more firmly built. They dropped to one knee and bowed their heads.
“Yes, Mistress,” they said in unison.
Sonja’s eyes widened and her jaw dropped. Bianca’s voice roused her from her stunned state.
“Sonja, would you like a drink?”
“Coffee, tea, perhaps a glass of wine,” she offered.
“Umm, yes, a glass of wine would be nice.”
“You heard her and bring fruit, too,” she told the men.
Sonja’s emotions teetered between anger, confusion and amazement. These large and strong looking, fully grown men were seemingly at Bianca’s beck and call. They left the room to do her bidding with only a comprehensive nod. She turned a look to Bianca. Sonja was sure her face reflected the surprise and shock wavering inside her over the men’s behavior. It was hard to hide as she looked at her hostess.
“Please, allow me to explain. These men come to me from various places and all walks of life, but they all want the same thing and they pay me to give it to them.”
“Uh-huh, and what’s that?”
“They want to be dominated by a woman.”
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Dana Littlejohn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but has called Indianapolis, In. her home for over ten years. She has always wanted to write since early childhood, but put that wish on hold to raise her growing family and have a career. With the encouragement of her husband, Dana picked up her pen again in 2003 and has no intention on putting it down. With 3 novels, 8 novellas, 4 stories in anthologies, 42 short stories published to date and a long list of wips (works in progress) she is literally living her dream. Join her on the wild journey through her imagination. It’s a ride you’ll never forget!
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Thanks for being here, Dana and lots of luck with the tour!!
Dana will be giving away a promotional pen to one randomly drawn tour commenter and a promotional T-shirt to another during the tour.
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Comments? Dana is waiting to chat! :)