Di Brown is a U. S. Army veteran, a gamer, and a technology professional. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and beauceron.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Hearing that someone enjoyed or benefited from what I wrote.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"Janet and Mark." :) My big sister was learning to read, and mom would sit with her on the sofa while she read aloud from her school books. I was 3-1/2 and immensely jealous! I learned the words from listening, then picked up the books and taught myself to match the words to the shapes on the page. Been reading ever since.
The first books I *remember* strongly are books I read when I was about 8: Gone With the Wind (which I read one weekend after seeing the movie on TV), The Hobbit, and Robert Heinlein's "Number of the Beast." I also really loved Black Beauty and a book about a girl and a horse called "Blue Ribbons for Meg" that year....
All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Joined by that rarest creature of all - a girl! - they must overcome their bickering in order to save the kingdom.
[Novelization of the award-winning independent film]