Friday, December 14, 2012

Interview with Trish Marie Dawson!!! ~Natasha

Soo, as you might know, Trish released a book on 12/12/12...I'm happy to be doing an interview with her now!

Summer or Winter? Winter
Morning or Night? Night
Tea or Coffee? Coffee
Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings? Lord of The Rings
. Black or White? Black
. Dogs or Cats? Both
McDonalds or Burger King? Neither!
Cake or Pie? Pie
Chocolate or Vanilla? Double, Triple, Fudge Chocolate
Cable or Internet? Internet
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy
Comedy or Horror? Horror
Pancake or Waffles? Pancake
Baked or Fried? Baked
Hamburgers or Hotdogs? Veggie Burgers
Salt or Pepper? Salt
Amazon or Ebay? Amazon 
TV shows or Movies? Movies
Pen or Pencil? Pen 
Rain or Snow? Rain 
Ketchup or Mustard? Ketchup 
Movies or Reading? Obvious! LOL Reading 
France or Italy? France
Santa Clause or Easter Bunny? Santa Clause
Pickles or Olives? OMG Both 

Q1.When did you start writing? And when did you become an author? I started writing in high school but didn't actually write my first book until December of 2011.

Q2. When was your first book released? This summer, in June.

Q3. Do you have more books that you have written? Yes! I have The Station Series - two books have been published, as well as an anthology piece in 'Once Upon A Twisted Time'.

Q4. When you were younger did you like to write? Of course!

Q5. Is there a certain thing you do before writing your books? I set up a music play list and make sure that I pick a spot out in my 5 subject notebook for where I am going to put my sticky notes. Eventually I transfer that stuff onto the computer, but the notebook makes the experience feel more organic.

Q6. How long did it take you to write a book? My first book took me four months. The second took about eight weeks, if memory serves me right, but it was only 40,000 words long. All of my work has been different lengths so I guess there is no average - yet. 

Q7.How many books have you read? And did you like to read when you were younger? There is no way I could even attempt to answer this question without my brain exploding! I have gone through phases in my life - the cheesy romance book phase, the horror phase, the action/suspense phase, the young adult phase...and basically I will read everything I can get my hands on in each of those phases. LOL I have always enjoyed reading - even in school.

Q8.Do you have another author or person or even place who/that gives you inspiration? My children are my inspiration, but aside from them, yes I do have other writer friends who help me along the way. I think that any writer needs a support system - if not, you will get overwhelmed rather quickly. I could not have done as much this year if I didn't have some great women around me!

Q9. Do you write everyday? On average - yes. I have not written much over the last week, as I had a new release coming out and it takes a lot of time to focus on making the launch go off without a hitch! I look forward to getting back into my writing routine so that I can pick up where I left off at. Normally I get 1,500-2,500 words in at a time. 

Q10. How did you get your book published? I am an Indie Author/Indie Publisher. I do it all myself - but at the same time - I am not alone. I have a wonderful friend that has helped me with my book covers, since I am not a designer or media person. I have had help with editing and Beta Readers and criticism all across the board. I created my own publishing name, and I do that part on my own. It's exciting, but at the same time a bit scary - the success or failure of my books rides solely on MY shoulders. I respect that. It keeps me grounded and pushing forward. 

Thanks for having me today, and for the opportunity to interview with you! - Trish
And thank you for having me! ~Natasha

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