Interview with Dawn Gray

Describe your desk
Mine is a nice comfy couch where I can put my feet up and my laptop on my lap and type away, with coffee close by, of course.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in northern Vermont, lots of forests and mountains, not a lot to do but be a kid with an overactive imagination, and I also spent a large part down in Massachusetts, which gave me the opportunity to travel and find new and exciting places to blend my stories together.
When did you first start writing?
I started putting my ideas onto paper about 6th grade. I wanted to keep playing when it was time to come inside, but obviously, you can't pretend to ride a horse around the house in the middle of the night so I grabbed a pencil and paper and let the ideas flow.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The latest ones I have going are a series of three YA books that my children encouraged me to write, from ideas they brought to me and I am excited to see where they go. A lot of their input will craft these three books to fit with their idea of adventure.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I love Smashwords. It is a great way to get the books out there without having to really spend a lot of money to do so. The first year on here was amazing, I wish I could get back up to those stats.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching the ideas come to life, and hearing how much other people can relate or get into the plot and feel like they are right there with the characters.
Published 2015-04-13.
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Books by This Author

Colebrook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,770. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Ryan Harris ventures to a mysterious Berkshire town that hasn't changed in almost 50 years. What he uncovers is the terrifying truth of what evil men can do.
The Vampire Legacy VII; New Beginnings
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 63,780. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Meet Sean and Michelle, the newest members of the Deveraux bloodline. With the prophecy's end behind them, can they hope for new beginnings or will being part of the most powerful family in the vampire nation doom them before their life begins?
Hidden Demons (S.P.I.R.I.T. 3)
Series: S.P.I.R.I.T, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,090. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the quiet Northeast Kingdom town of Aldenville, surrounded by beautiful mountains and a lake that crosses borders, something is amiss. Construction begins in the midst of protest, which only escalates when the remains of an ancient skeleton is found. Suddenly, the ground opens up to reveal a hidden cavern below the town itself.
The Vampire Legacy VI: The Prophecy's End
Series: The Vampire Legacy, Book 6. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 77,070. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The years have passed, bringing the young prince that was prophecised to rule into his twenties, and a chance encounter in one of the most haunted cities in America will change his destiny forever.
Malevolent Gateway (S.P.I.R.I.T. 2)
Series: S.P.I.R.I.T, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,410. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
The Green Mountains of Vermont is a wonderland of picturesque valleys and hills, a landscape of fields and small towns that are hidden treasures. However, they can also hide many secrets.
The Vampire Legacy V; What Once was One
Series: The Vampire Legacy, Book 5. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What would you do if suddenly you were in the battle of your life with someone who was an unknown part of you? Julian must decided where his loyalties lie in this edition of the Vampire Legacy.
Before the Moonrise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,720. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
New Orleans is known for its mystery and history, but when Lily's plane sets down and her vacation begins both come alive and she begins the fight of her life trying not to become part of it.
The Vampire Legacy IV; The Kingdom of the Nine
Series: The Vampire Legacy, Book 4. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 67,950. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
Visions from the past were hidden in her dreams, a strange land with nine kings. Every night Caitlyn O’Neal would wake and wonder just what they meant to her and what she might have forgotten, until a chance rummage through old boxes brought to light the part of her that was missing.
The Vampire Legacy III; Familiar Souls
Series: The Vampire Legacy, Book 3. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 73,940. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
A bloodline is threatened, and only one man can bring them all together to save them, but will the past events bring them together or tear them apart.
The Vampire Legacy II; The Light, the Dark, the Heart
Series: The Vampire Legacy, Book 2. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 69,160. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.67)
The story of the Deveraux clan continues with Angel Browne, descendent and vampire but the last of her own line. She is hunted by her own kind, those who seek to possess her special powers.
S.P.I.R.I.T: Fire Storm
Series: S.P.I.R.I.T, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.57)
Samantha and Zander never expected to find each other in the strange little town as fire tore through a church, but the more they were together, the more they found a common link in their past.
The Vampire Legacy; The New Queen Rises
Series: The Vampire Legacy, Book 1. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 67,040. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.83)
Ten thousand years have passed in the age of the vampires. Now begins the time of the new Kingdom and prophecies begin to unfold. Starting with the coming of the new Queen, the Deveraux clan, one of the more powerful families, will never be the same.
Raven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,130. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Historical/Gothic, Fiction » Romance » General
(4.67)
Ariana Breckham had always known her life was a little odd. Haunted by bloody secrets from her past, and frustrated by missing pieces of her childhood, Ariana is content to stick to a select group of friends and avoid crowds at all costs, until an unexpected encounter with Michael Raven threatened to change every aspect of her life.