Author Elyssa Dawn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, I’m the mother of two crazy fun boys who like to keep me on my toes. Married my best friend about 10 years ago. We met online, actually, because of a book series! 

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to do something with books. It’s always been my passion. I used to spend the entire summer at the library pouring over the books. I’d take home the allotted 10 at a time and be back for more before the week was over. 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

Another author friend wanted to do a shared villain theme, and I immediately thought of Hook. My love for the pirate only grew with the show Once Upon A Time and Disney Descendants—yes I love Disney, I can’t help it! I wanted to twist it up a little and have it be about his descendants. I threw in quite a few things from the original, only with a slight variation. I’m excited to see what people think or if they pick up on those additions.

What are you working on now?

Right now I’m picking my NaNo project back up and completely re-working it. I found an amazing developmental editor who is able to see my characters and their personalities, and I can’t wait to work through what I have of it! I’m also sliding back into a co-write that my other author friend and I planned almost two years ago. Life got in the way for us both, but we’ve got a planning session scheduled at the end of the month and I’m so excited!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmm, well I actually sit with headphones on but I don’t actually listen to anything. It distracts me when I’m writing. 

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to publish stories people are excited to read. I want to continue to develop my craft and grow as an author.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Just get the words out. You can’t edit or fix words that you don’t have.

Don’t set a publish date until you’re almost completely done.

Find your tribe. That group of people who encourage you and make you want to do more. 

Do you have anything to say to your readers? 

I hope you enjoy my first adventure into this world! Many more adventures from this fun group of characters will be coming. So stay tuned on my social media for any updates!

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The Siren’s Hook

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