Interview with Davonna Juroe

What do you read for pleasure?
Gothic ghost stories, humorous middle-grade novels, fantasy, sci-fi – mostly anything as long as it's a good story.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I really love my Kindle Paperwhite. It really helps to reduce eyestrain.
Describe your desk
Very messy with two monitors, laptop, sewing machine, dirty dishes, and a canon SLR spread out all over it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Southern California, very close to Disneyland. So close, my parents bought me a season pass from the time I was six until I finished high school. After spending a majority of my childhood at the Magic Kingdom, I credit these visits with nurturing the bulk of my creativity and imagination.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel entitled "Winterbay Abbey" is about a Seattle architect who travels to a small town in Maine where he becomes entangled in the terrifying past of a menacing ghost haunting an abandoned abbey. The story is Inspired by classic ghost tales, and is reminiscent of Susan Hill’s "The Woman in Black".
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing my story and connecting with readers. There's nothing better than to hear your writing has kept someone up late into all hours of the night.
What are you working on next?
"Origin", a supernatural pop-science novel about the existence of mermaids.
Who are your favorite authors?
Charlotte Bronte, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman, Ira Levin, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Susan Hill, Hans Christian Andersen, J.K. Rowling, Emily Bronte, J.R.R. Tolkien, Bram Stoker, Thomas Hardy, V.C. Andrews, John Boyne
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Taking fantasy-inspired nature photographs of different spots all over the Pacific Northwest and playing my Celtic Harp.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Word of mouth or browsing Goodreads.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The creative process. Everyday is a new chance to make something that enchants me.
Published 2016-09-01.
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Books by This Author

Scarlette: A Gothic Fairy Tale
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,510. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
When a 19-year-old French peasant girl discovers her beloved grandma has been infected by the bite of an elusive werewolf, she must call on the help of a woodcutter and a nobleman to find a cure.
Winterbay Abbey: A Ghost Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,070. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A Seattle architect travels to a small town in Maine where he becomes entangled in the terrifying past of a menacing ghost haunting an abandoned abbey.