Interview with D.C. Abrahams

When did you first start writing?
I've always been writing. In third grade, I won a short story contest and my story was printed into a booklet. I think it might still be in the school library to this day. I hope no one finds it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Southwest Michigan. When I was 10, I moved to the D.C. Metropolitan area. My upbringing has enabled me to see very different aspects of life in the U.S. This has been a great boon to me, as I am confident creating characters from varying backgrounds and using a wide variety of settings. Some of my characters mimic my "small town girl moves to big city" background.
What is your writing process?
A writing process sounds nice. I wish I had one. I usually write a bunch of nonsense and sort it out later.
Describe your desk
I have a black IKEA desk with an attached bookshelf. I use 2 monitors so I have a decently-sized work space. I use a mechanical keyboard, which gives me very satisfying clicks as I type away at my books. I keep a Captain Marvel figure on my desk, constantly reminding me to go Higher, Further, Faster, More. There is cat fur everywhere.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cat demanding food, and my husband's unwavering support of my dreams and goals.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Usually reading or gaming, when my cat allows it.
Who are your favorite authors?
Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brandon Sanderson, and Terry Pratchett. Also, anyone who has the bravery to pick up a pen and write.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I just bought a Kindle HD 6. It's small enough to fit in my purse, and takes advantage of my Amazon Prime membership. However, I do have an Android tablet with the Nook app. I get eBooks where I can!
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's no secret that I love superheroes. My mom is a huge geek. I was named after Wonder Woman. I've often thought of what I would do if I were a superhero, so my upcoming novel is mostly about that. I was really inspired by Gail Simone's "The Movement" when it came to assembling a superhero team of many different backgrounds. At the heart of it all, the main character wants to be a normal girl, but her loyalty to her family makes her accept her role as a super-powered individual. Every single character is based off of real-life experiences and friendships, so I hope everyone who reads it becomes invested in their stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my family. They are loving but also brutally honest with me. I care about each and every single person who reads my work.
Published 2015-08-26.
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