Friday, September 9, 2011

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 :

Name (the one you write under):
D’Ann Linscott-Dunham

Two Second Bio (one or two lines):
Livin’ the western dream, writing, working on a small farm with horses, dogs, cats. Oh, and a husband and daughter. LOL.


Published? : Not yet!

Agent? : AKA Literary Agency with Terrie Wolf.

A Few Things About You

Real Name or Pseudonym: real name now for contests, but eventually D’Ann Lindun.

Currently Reading: Kat Martin’s Against trilogy.

Next on Your Reading List: The Help. I guess. My daughter is bugging me to read it. I generally dislike literary fiction. The movie was good, although I found it desperately sad. I always have some form of suspense on my nightstand.

Facebook or Twitter (include account name): No Twitter! Facebook, um…D’Ann Linscott-Dunham!

Two authors (living or dead) you'd want to have dinner with: Anne Stuart. That woman writes a broken alpha hero like none other. Laura Kinsale for the same reason.

Jet-setter or armchair traveler: Armchair. I hate traveling. I have everything I need right here.

Tea or Coffee: Both, chai tea and coffee with lots of cream and sugar.

Words to live by: Cowgirl up!

Your Writing

Writing music: Vince Gill, always. Any old country or classic rock always works. Right now, my daughter got me hooked on Adele and Joss Stone, and I recently began listening to Waylon Jennings sing Hank Williams’ oldies. I play it over and over.

Character Inspirations: My dad often shows up in the cowboys I create. And others are a conglomeration of the cowboys and cowgirls I know and admire.

Plot Inspirations: I love suspense of any kind. I’m addicted to TV shows like Dateline mysteries. I’ve always wanted to solve a mystery!

Setting Inspirations: The Colorado Mountains all around me. There’s no place like them. I sometimes use Arizona, too. I spent half my childhood there and I love it, too.

Plotter (carefully plot books) or Pantser (write from the seat of your pants): Seat of my britches! I “see” a scene in my head like a slow-moving movie. I write it, then fill in the rest as I go. Including characters’ names, place, conflict and all the rest. Plotting just doesn’t work for me.


Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh, I like the idea of a two-min interview!

I am with you on The Help, I haven't decided if I will read it or not.

Nice job y'all!

Ambrielle Kirk said...

Great interview! I love lots of cream and sugar with my caffeinne too.

Brenda said...

Nice interview. And yes, lots of cream and sugar in coffee!!!

Allison Merritt said...

Great interview D'Ann and Sheri! D'ann, you write some fantastic cowboys!

Casea Major said...

Great interview Sheri and D'Ann. Colorado is a beautiful state. It must be inspiring.

Tabitha Blake said...

Nice to have you on NN D'Ann.Great interview! Coffee with sweet italian cream added is yummy! Great job guys!

Christine Warner said...

Wonderful interview! Learned some interesting things about you D'Ann. I love Dateline and 48 Hours Mysteries too....great shows. As for sugar and cream in your coffee, is there any other way? lol

Kristina Knight said...

Love a good chai! And I love your heroes, too. :)

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Great interview! I know from reading D'Ann's work she is knocking on the door of being published! Her writing is awesome and I have a feeling it won't be long :)

Jerri said...

Great interview, D'Ann!

Cindi Myers said...

Great interview, D'ann! Love those cowboy heroes.

Sara said...

Awesome interview, D'Ann...

I love your cowboys and the way you "paint" your settings.

Martha Ramirez said...

What a great interview! Love getting to knwo you better, D.
I keep feeling the need to read The Help too but stray away as well. Let me know what u think!

That's cute that ur father tends to pop up ion ur chracter's personalities.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

I enjoyed the interview, getting to know you better. I have a feeling you're going to write a great western romance if you haven't already.

Brenda Charles said...

Colorado is lovely. I bet you look out your window and see cowboys saunter by. Oh and the landscape is nice too. Brenda L.

Liz Flaherty said...

Cool interview!

I don't think I'll read THE HELP, but I loved the movie.

D'Ann said...

Thank you so much, Sheri, for interviewing me! It was a lot of fun! And thanks, my good friends, for dropping by to say hi! You guys are so awesome! Sniff. Sniff.

Shawn said...

Great interview D'Ann. Like you, prolly won't read "The Help". Not intending to see the movie. Just not my cup of tea. But your stories are!

CJ CLark said...

Nice idea-love my friend D'Ann.