Saturday, 1 December 2012

#Orangeberry Author Interview - Dina Rae


What is one book everyone should read?  Besides mine (Halo of the Damned, The Last Degree, and Bad Juju-shameless plug), I would have to give the Must Read torch to Stephen King’s The Stand.  Makes everything more meaningful.  Eventually, we have to choose a side in life in order to be on a side in death.  I still love that book as much as I did years ago when I first read it.  Truly the king of all apocalyptic fiction.
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.  You will be delightfully entertained and submersed into another world while learning fascinating information.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?  I am finishing up my sequel to Halo of the Damned.  This tale takes a much darker role as my protagonist, Joanna, matures.  She finds out that she has dark urges that cannot be controlled.  Armaros, the fallen angel who is her father, plots with his minions to escape from Hell.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?  Always was the one who would comment on how a movie/TV show/book could be better.  Time to put up or shut up.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.  I’ve had a lot of outstanding reviews from unpaid reviewers that give me confidence to keep on writing.  I’ve also met a lot of wonderful authors who are now “virtual” friends.
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?  I’m not in any place to give advice, but I will say this: beware of what you are getting yourself into-LOL!  As hard as it is to get published, it’s only the first step.  Promoting your book will largely fall on your shoulders unless you get lined up with one of the big six.
Who are your favorite authors of all time? LaHaye and Jenkins, Preston and Childs, King, Thor, Rice, Dan Brown, and so many others.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?  In all of them-the good and the bad.
What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?  Making a fallen angel the head of an advertising corporation-but it worked!
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?  I have so many on my TBR list-really want to read Deborah Harkness’s witch books.
How do you react to a bad review?  I of course don’t like them, but it’s part of the whole author thing-putting yourself out there.  I tend to go to the books that I love and think are brilliant and read the bad reviews on them.  This somehow cheers me up.  Most of my reviews have been awesome so I can’t really complain.
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? Danielle Trussoni because I just read Angelology and she used a lot of the same research that I found for Halo of the Damned-we could really write an awesome nephilim book together!  I also would love to write a book with Dan Brown.
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Genre – Fantasy / Horror
Rating – R
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1 comment:

BLCSDina said...

Ravinia-Happy Thanksgiving! Great interview and really appreciate being a guest on your blog. Dina Rae

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