Dakota Douglas

Biography

Dakota Douglas was born and raised in Newcastle, North-East England. She is a retired newspaper reporter, now following her childhood dream of being a novelist.
As a kid she read books under the bedclothes by torchlight. Now she dives under the covers, torch in hand, to scribble down conversations between her book characters in case she forgets them in the morning.
She's written stories since she was about eight years old. She wrote them on a toy typewriter and her dad did the illustrations. When she wasn’t pounding on her keyboard, she was smashing a tennis ball against the brick end of a block of garages beside her home. For hours on end she perfected her lob, backhand and forehand shots – all the time spinning stories in her head.
After dreaming of becoming an astronaut, tennis star, archaelogist, air stewardess or superhero, she chose a career in journalism. She worked as a newspaper reporter throughout her career. She retired in 2011 and when not writing, or burning her husband's dinner, she can be found on the golf course, not hitting like Tiger.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I love history - particularly the English Regency period and the American west - so anything in those genres grabs my interest. I also like a crime novel that keeps me guessing 'who dunnit' until the end.
Describe your desk
Organised chaos. Like my handbag in which can be found the kitchen sink...even the odd forgotten banana, squashed and leaky. Urrrghhh!. My desk is a huge monstrosity with numerous shelves. There's everything I need at my fingertips from elastic bands to erasers, sellotape to scissors, pens, pencils, post its, screen wipes, stapler, shredder, notebooks, nibbles and elephants etc. Did I say elephants. That's because I'm potty on elephants and there's always one or two within arm's reach either on my ears, on my wrist or holding a stack of pencils.
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Books

ANTics
By Dakota Douglas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.73 from 26 reviews)
What would it be like to be the size of a grain of rice? What would the world look like? Find out by joining Zube, Brill and HesitANT on a heart-racing adventure in The Crawly Kingdom. Can the cadets outrun one uncool crazed monster – the size of a six-storey building to me and you - who wants to turn them into ant soup? A fast-paced, fun, fantasy read for ages 7+ that builds to a dramatic end

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