Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Books & Writing -- Author K. Dawn Byrd

Welcome K. Dawn Byrd. It's a pleasure to have you as a guest on Books & Writimg.

K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational novels in several genres, including, historical, suspense, romance, and young adult. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, cars, and her pets. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and riding down country roads in the passenger seat of her husband's Corvette Stingray.

I love your hobbies, especially the country drives in a Corvette.  Fun!

What is the toughest test you've faced as a writer?

Finding time to write. I work a full-time job and also a lot of weekends, which means that I have to be really devoted to my writing time. I set aside at least an hour every night, six days a week if possible. The fact that I start with a well-developed plot makes things move faster.

That sounds like a grueling schedule. I'm tired just thinking about it.

What accomplishments are you most proud of, writing-related or not?

I'm proud of earning a master degree in professional counseling from Liberty University. I believe this degree helps me understand my characters better and what makes them tick.

A Master's is not easy to accomplish. Congratulations! And I can see how having a degree in counseling would be a help when creating and understand characters.

What kind of planning do you do before writing a novel?

I fill out character sketches in order to get to know my characters better. I ask myself what their goals are, what motivates them, and what's keeping them from reaching their goals. Sometimes, I start by writing a synopsis. This gives me information about the plot as it develops. I usually have a pretty strong plot before I actually begin the story.

I'm a plotter as well--love the questions you ask about your characters.

All writers get asked this question, but I'd like to know -- Why do you write?

I write because I can't stop. It's more than a hobby, it's a passion. It's the most fun I've ever had in my life!

What would you be doing if you weren't writing?

Probably still riding a Harley. I sold my bike in order to have more time to write. On weekends, I'd rather curl up with my laptop and the story in my head.

So, you're a wild child at heart, then.  : )

What are you working on now?

I'm working on a thriller about a serial killer. It's a difficult story because there are several twists and turns, and I have to craft it in such a way that everything falls into place correctly.

K. Dawn, thank you for making time to visit with us today.

K. Dawn has a new book that just released, Double Identitiy.  

Seventeen-year-old Bree has always wanted a sister. She's shocked when she learns that her father is alive and her identical twin sister, Cassie, is coming to live with her. She can't wait for Cassie to arrive. She just knows they'll be best friends.

Bree soon discovers that even though they look alike, they're totally different. Cassie is wild and impulsive. She hates Bree's little town and everything in it, except Bree's boyfriend Luke. When Cassie becomes obsessed with Luke, she'll go to any length to have him for herself.

Luke has a secret, which Cassie learns and uses against him. She's off her medication and will stop at nothing. She says he's in love with her. He says he loves Bree. Will their secrets destroy them and their relationships?

This book is available at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.christianbook.com and Desert Breeze Publishing.

For a free copy of this ebook leave a comment along with your email address. I'll draw for the winner one week from today. K. Dawn will contact you!

Readers, you can get a hold of K. Dawn Byrd at:
Twitter: kdawnbyrd
Pinterist: kdawnbyrd
Facebook: kdawnbyrd






Readers, you can get a hold of K. Dawn Byrd at:
Twitter: kdawnbyrd
Pinterist: kdawnbyrd
Facebook: kdawnbyrd


  1. Kristina6:35 PM

    Loved the interview and the book sounds great and would love the chance to win it! :)

  2. Thanks so much for the comment, Kristina! I had a lot of fun writing this book.

  3. Kristina5:59 AM

    whoops, forgot my email, lol, cowgirlangel1209@yahoo.com

  4. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Thanks for the interview! It is great to hear from goo authors. Would love a chance to win!