Interview with Crystal Dawn

Published 2013-10-21.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords encouraged me to write self published books. I found that I could write the books I wanted to, the books my readers expressed interest in without having to go through a publisher.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy expressing myself in a way that will entertain my readers. Stories are meant to be shared. I enjoy writing but I want to write something that my readers will enjoy reading.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my readers. Sharing what you write is everything. Many of my readers post on my FB and blog. I love to hear from them and they are the nicest people. Updating them on my latest projects helps keep the excitement going and inspires me to keep writing.
What are you working on next?
I have several projects going at any given time. At the end of November, I hope to publish Keepers of the Land II, A Council Alpha. It will be Damon and Marissa's story. It will bring in other elements since Marissa is not just a white wolf.
Who are your favorite authors?
One of my favorite paranormal romance authors is Nicky Charles. I found her on Smashwords when I was publishing my first book on the site. Her book was an example of a properly formatted book. I was looking over the formatting, but started reading it. Paranormal romances were not something I read before that. Who knew they could be so interesting?
How do you approach cover design?
I use a whole lot of luck. My first two Planet Amazon covers were designed professionally and Evry Night"s was done by my friend Janet MacDonald who is also a wonderful paranormal romance writer. The other ones I designed myself using clip art and some of them, I used copy safe which is a website that helps you do covers.
What do you read for pleasure?
I have a broad range of books I read but right now, paranormal romances and sci fi top my list.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I read most of my books on Kindle, but I use Epub sometimes.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My family lived back east until I was ten, mostly in the Maryland and Virginia area. We moved to Arkansas where we lived on a farm until I was grown. Since then I have lived in AR, MO, and OK. I like to use those areas in settings for my books at least partially.
What inspired you to be a writer?
I think storytelling ran in my family. My father could always tell an exciting story and often did. Unfortunately for us kids, they were often about us. When we were older, we worked at the same place that my dad did. It was the major employer for the area. I remember walking into the break room one night and everyone was was laughing, Everyone looked up at me and tried not to laugh. I found out later, Dad was telling the story of my first attempt to drive on ice. He was adding a great deal of embellishment of course. People laughed at me for weeks. It was very embarrassing for me, but entertaining for everyone else. I survived and learned from his ability to hold everyone on the edge of their seats.
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