Thursday, June 9, 2011

NOCTURNAL NIGHTS Two Minute Introduction

We're all busy writers, mothers, bosses, employees…well, you get the picture. There isn't enough time to GET TO KNOW everyone. But if you have two minutes, you'll meet a few authors and aspiring writers.

Today we'd like you to meet:

Brenda Dyer

Two Second Bio:

I write paranormal romance. I’m married with two teenage boys. Oh, and I have a weird sense of humor and I love pulling pranks—harmless ones of course.


I’m working on it. I’ve put it off long enough. I do blog on the 12th of every month here on NN.


Not yet!! Hopefully soon!


No. Anyone have an agent they could spare? LOL, just teasing.

A Few Things About You:

Real Name or Pseudonym:

Brenda Dyer. I don’t use a pen name. No one knows who I am—yet, lol—so I decided to use my real name.

Currently Reading:

The Remedy Maker

Next on Your Reading List:

Larissa Ione’s: Eternal Rider.

Facebook or Twitter (include account name):

I have both.
My Twitter:
Find me on facebook at:

Two authors (living or dead) you'd want to have dinner with:

Hands down, I would love to have dinner with J.R.R Tolkien. Not only did I love the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, but I love the history he created. One of my favorite novels of his is The Silmarillian.

Another authors I would love to have dinner with is: Johanna Lindsey. Johanna Lindsey’s: A Pirate’s Love was the book that started my love for romance novels.

Also at the dinner table I would love for Larrisa Ione, J.R Ward, Sherriyln Kenyon, and Cherry Adair to join us…guess this is more than two, but there are just so many excellent authors I admire.

Jet-setter or armchair traveler:

LOL, total armchair traveler.

Tea or Coffee:

LOL, no contest—COFFEE! I can’t wake up without it. Can’t write without it, can’t eat cookies without it, and the best way to eat a chocolate bar is dipping it into a steaming mug of coffee until the chocolate melts…..actually, everything goes with coffee, but that could be because I’m addicted to the stuff.

Words to live by:

The only way to realize a dream is to strive for it. Oh, and don’t let others suck you into their vortex of insanity. LOL, that is a private joke between Sheri Fredricks and I.

Your Writing

Writing music:

I don’t listen to tunes while I’m writing—I need quiet. But there are many songs that have inspired me—inspired scenes in my novel.

Character Inspirations:

Oh man, I don’t know who or what inspired my characters. Rough images of them have been in my head for so long—even before I started writing.

Plot Inspirations:

This is a tough question because there are many things that have inspired the plot for Love’s Prophecy. It really is a mixture of inspirations. I guess what inspired me the most is good vs evil. Love vs hate. Happiness vs sadness.

Setting Inspirations:

What inspired the setting in my novel is the saying: write what you know, so I chose a locale that I knew well.

Plotter (carefully plot books) or Pantser (write from the seat of your pants):

A mixture of both. I use a rough outline, but I leave a lot out and allow the story to fill in as it progresses and as I learn more about my characters and what makes them tick.

Thanks for dropping by NN and giving us two minutes of your time!


Brenda said...

Hey, Sheri. Thanks for doing this 2 min interview. Seems weird seeing my face on NN.

Sheri Fredricks said...

You're very welcome! Better get used to seeing your image. :) I can't wait to take my picture next to your cardboard cut-out in a major bookstore someday!!

Tabitha Blake said...

Great interview! Loved it! Very true you better get use to it Brenda girl.

Brenda said...

LOL, you guys are great. Thanks. Could imagine having a cardboard cut-out of yourself and someone drawing fangs or buck teeth, nerd glasses, and zits all over the face? Okay, I just made myself laugh thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome interview, Brenda! I'm more of a plotter too, but I too like to veer off the outline a bit once I learn more about the character.

Ambrielle Kirk

Martha Ramirez said...

AWESOME interview. Loved reading. And what a cute picture. Keep up the good work, Brenda. I believe in you:)

Kary said...


Since I came to the group I have wanted to read your story Love's Prophecy. It's just a title that resonates with me.Now that I read your interview I really want to read it.

Brenda said...

Ambrielle, thanks for stopping by. How have you been? We need to make up a new word for a writer who is a mixture of plotter and pantser.
Hi, Mart. I so appreciate your vote of confidence in me. Also, just wanted to thank you again for sending me all the info you had on queries.
Kary...oh wow, LOL, you just made my day--my month--my year. It's hard to come up with a title let alone a title that gets someone's attention, and the fact that you say mine got your attention, well, if you could see me you'd see the biggest smile on my face!!! Thank you ever so much.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a babe! I knew you were cute. Looks like you got it all, talent and good looks. I have read all your books and loved them!!! You are awesome! I am your number one fan!
Cindy :)

D'Ann said...

Nice interview!

I'll get to say I knew you when!

Brenda said...

LOL, Cindy. You are so sweet. Full of it, but so sweet. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.
Hey, D'Ann. I'm so glad you stopped by. I appreciate all the support I can get.
You guys are all so darn nice to me. what did I ever do to deserve such great friends?
Sheri, I'd like to say a huge thank you for thinking of me to interview. I had a blast. And thank you to all for reading and leaving a comment. You all rock!

Sheri Fredricks said...

You're welcome, Brenda. I'm looking forward to your success on the road to publication.

Zee Monodee said...

Awesome, Brenda!

It was great to get to know you better - you covered lots of ground in those 2 minutes! :)