Welcome to the latest installment of Indie Author of the Month. Before we get to the good stuff I just want to take a moment to address a bit of “housekeeping” items that have been on my mind.
First off, to all the victims of Hurricane Sandy my heart goes out to you all! The destruction was horrifying and I had to stop watching news coverage because it was breaking my heart. Seeing familiar places beaten down and overtaken by the sea was sickening and very frightening. We were very lucky here in my part of WV…NO SNOW…just some serious rain and wind. The Big Guy was really watching over us, because we had very little damage in our area and minimal power outages. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers especially as we enter the holiday season. I’m sure you’ve seen that the Red Cross has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund. I just wanted to share the link with you in case you are interested in contributing.
Secondly, on a bit happier note, I’ve done some revamping to the blog (when I should have been sleeping or doing homework but of course the blog is way more important.) There is a new tab at the top entitled “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!” here you will find cover reveals, book blurbs, and release date info on some of my favorite indies. You may even find a few stray release day giveaways happening there. A little birdie told me there might be one on Tuesday…hint, hint. Watch for FB posts and tweets as new books are added to the news reel. Also, if you are interested in having your book info posted here just shoot me an email (MichelleNicoleWrites@gmail.com) and I’ll gladly get it posted.
Alright, now that I’ve addressed those few items let’s get on with the fun! November has arrived, Can you believe it?! Thanksgiving is coming and then Christmas and then New Years! We are in the home stretch of 2012! But, I’m getting ahead of myself…back to November which will be filled with more weekly giveaways all culminating in the SUPER MEGA AWESOME GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!! So, who is November’s Indie Author of the Month?
The great, the talented, the lovely, the sweet, the out of this world amazing, Devyn Dawson!!!! *overwhelming applause*
So, who is Devyn Dawson?
Devyn is the girl with the big imagination... telling the stories about the characters that live in her head. A mother of two young adults keeps her on her toes and in the loop. Her blogs will keep you laughing, her vlogs will show you her silliness and her books will have you long for the friendships and to fall in love for the first time all over again
Devyn took some time out this week after braving the hurricane to answer a few questions for me.
MN: So Devyn, what made you decide to take the self-publishing leap?
DD: After researching the publishing world against the indie world, it was a no-brainer. I am a control freak, and keeping creative control of my work is essential.
MN: How long have you been full time writer?
DD: I’ve been writing full time for two years.
MN: What is the last book you read?
DD: Significance by Shelly Crane
MN: What has been your favorite 2012 moment/memory so far?
DD: When I searched for my book title on Twitter and saw a conversation between some readers that were discussing my books.
MN: What's next for Devyn Dawon?
DD: I’m currently working on Sapphire, a Werewolf Love Story. It is a novella about two adult characters in Malevolence. The book is my first non-young-adult book. I hope to have it out in December.
MN: Your dream fictional character you’d like to have as a real life bestie?
DD: My dream fictional character from my books is Pru. I know I’d be safe with her around, not that I’m not safe, but I’d be doubly safe. A character that isn’t from my work, would be Hermione - again, I’d be safe…and mesmerized.
MN: Your dream fictional character love interest?
DD: My fictional love interest from my books is a toss between Oakley and Thorne. My dream character not from my books is hands down Edward Cullins….he will forever and always be my favorite male character (and it wouldn’t be Rob Pattinson)
MN: What is your most prized possession?
DD: Not one item pops into my head…. I’d like to keep my imagination and the ability to share it with the world.
Time for the speed round…respond with the first thing that comes to mind:
Song? Shinedown’s version of Simple Man
Food? This week - cinnamon toast
Place? Anywhere I’m surrounded by family and friends
Book? The Harry Potter books
Season? I love springtime
Now, onto the giveaway! Just to recap here’s how the giveaways work. The first three weeks during November you can enter the weekly giveaways. The fourth and final week is SUPER MEGA AWESOME GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY week. Now, here’s where it gets good, for each valid weekly entry during November you earn an additional chance towards the SUPER MEGA AWESOME GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY! This means you can get your name in the pot up to four times for the grand prize! Cool, right?! So, what’s the SUPER MEGA AWESOME GRAND PRIZE? It includes the following:
Cool Indie Supporter Swag designed by yours truly
Even Cooler Light Tamer & Enlightened Swag signed by Devyn Dawson
2 E-books of your choice by the lovely Devyn Dawson
$10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
(Cat tail not included. Gracie wouldn't leave the cool prizes alone. My cat has good taste.)
On with THIS week’s giveaway! For our week 1 giveaway you can win the following:
Indie Supporter Swag designed by yours truly
Enlightened postcard signed by Devyn Dawson
A Devyn Dawson E-book of your choice
Who will be this week’s lucky duck? It could be you! Good luck! And remember what goes around comes around, so be sure to Share the Love!