The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS column on Mondays and Wednesdays is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website showcasing books from a variety of fiction genres, with an emphasis on interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better.
Today, we look at the THE DEVIL AND DAYNA DALTON.
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THE DEVIL AND DAYNA DALTON
* Fantasy Romance *
Author: Brit Lunden
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.
daughter of wild child, Becky Dalton, is expected to follow her mother’s
footsteps; never given a chance to prove she’s different. Dana’s been
in love with Clay Finnes since she was a teenager. Her unrequited love
for Sheriff Finnes leaves her empty. He’s happily married and
unavailable. Instead, Dayna finds herself stuck in the revolving door of
bad relationships. But this is Bulwark, Georgia, a town where strange
things are always happening. Dayna is doomed to this loveless life until
she can find someone who will appreciate the depth of her character.
Can she overcome her fears and look beyond her own perceptions to accept
a greater love?
Interview with the Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
I was in a funk after losing my mother after a two-year battle with cancer. My kids tried to distract me with a contest. We each created characters and wrote a rough draft of a book. Mine was voted one of Kirkus’ Best of 2012, and I was hooked.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
Self-publishing is easy. It made the idea of publishing viable for anyone. I learned a lot over the years. I have published over fifty books in assorted genres from Children’s books to self-help, to adult fiction, under two different pen names. I have been traditionally published by a publisher and will say, I like being an indie better.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I want them to lose themselves in the story. I want a frazzled mom to be swept away from her busy schedule. I want a stressed executive to decompress by reading. I want a lonely person to forget what they are missing while they are immersed in my stories.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
People I have never met have read my stories, my words. It’s intimate, like we’ve shared something very personal. It’s a profound experience.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Editing and formatting. Everything else is pure joy.
What advice would you give to people who want to enter the field?
Go on Goodreads and talk to other authors. Learn about what the road ahead will be like. Don’t quit your day job.
What ways can readers connect with you?
assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her first effort
in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow authors as the
basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology. Using her characters, they
are creating new denizens in spin-off stories to this bizarre town.
Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a house full of helpful ghosts.