Interview with DL Pearl

What motivated you to become an indie author?
It feels more intimate and I love the control (oh god that sounded totally erotic). Seriously, when you are so deeply involved in the publishing process, you connect with readers, bloggers and other authors on such an amazing level! I love the process, from the book cover design to the reader feedback.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being a god (evil witch laugh). Really though, how awesome is it to create worlds and characters and conflicts. I can't tell you the amount of times I have met a quirky person , or experienced something upsetting and thought to myself, 'this is so going to influence my next plot twist.'
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a paranormal romance. It was supposed to be a fairly straight forward story (ghosts and time travelers), but then I came across the Elioud race when researching immortals. How could I have been so unfamiliar with this part human, part fallen angel race from the book of Enoch? I am all over it. They're sexy, they're evil, they're trying to take over my story.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jean Rhys hands down. Charles Bukowski has been my favorite poet before it became cliche. I think I like his poetry more than his novels, though I do like his novels. (the fact that they both loved to drink has nothing to do with me, I swear to god). Best short story author ever, Raymond Carver.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Nescafe's Double Choca Mocha. I'm not being funny, mate. I'm dead-on serious. In fact, I am one miserable cow if I have to go a full day without my Necafe's Mocha (double choca only).
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a truck-load of books, of all different genres. I research things that have nothing to do with my WIP because I'm easily distracted. I have a thing for rugby players and firemen and somehow always end up browsing pictures of them on pinterest. Did I mention I research subjects that have nothing to do with anything? On an unrelated note, lobsters are biologically immortal. They get bigger and strong with time! Gasp. (seriously, google it)
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am friends with lots of romance and erotica writers on Facebook. It has its perks (sexy, sensual images that flood my newsfeed. Lots and lots of eye candy). I follow blogs as well and adore Goodreads.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read my first chick lit the other day and quite enjoyed it. It was a Sophie Kinsella book and made me giggle unabashedly. I tend to enjoy literary books because I enjoy the lyrical experience over the page turner. But lately I've been getting into lots of fun and titillating romance. I have a mermaid book by MaryJanice Davidson lined up to read next!
Describe your desk
Books, notebooks, post-its, index cards, crumbled notebook paper, coffee mugs and cookie crumbs.
What is your writing process?
Ohhhh I need a true writing process, one that seems more organized, productive and professional. My ideas flow when I don't have time to write. I would stare at a blank computer screen for hours (well ok, surf the web for hours, but staring at a blank computer screen makes me seem more like a tortured artist). I write plot notes and outlines at various places; standing in line at the grocery store, waiting at the barber's while my sons get their hair cut, waiting for a taxi, walking to the train station, waiting for the concert to start etc. :)
Published 2014-03-01.
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Books by This Author

Skinwalker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,910. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
Nina lives a simple and lonely life but soon realizes the strange disappearance of her neighbor, a peculiar and mysterious old man. When an enigmatic and irresistible dark stranger suddenly moves into the old man’s apartment, Nina is thrown into the dark underworld of Skinwalkers – a class of outcast shape shifting shamans who practice black magic and are unscrupulous, vicious and bloodthirsty.