Daria has lived in Texas the majority of her life. Surprisingly, she never liked reading as a kid. In fact, she almost hated it. However, as she grew up that all changed. Though she received her degree in healthcare management, Daria kept her writing as a hobby. It was meant to be private and her own way of expressing herself, since she was considered shy as a child. It never crossed her mind to publish until she was in college. She decided to take a chance and published. It worked!
What is your writing process?
Like all dreams, it originates with a thought. I used to write as inspiration came, but now I try to stick to an outline. From there I write the book, but I also keep in mind the mechanics of a solid story from plot, character development, etc. I'm not an expert, but I've definitely grown in the last few years. By the time I finish the book, I'm stunned. It's literally a dream manifested.
How do you approach cover design?
For My What if Christmas Wish, I worked with a talented designer. Look for her shout out in my book! She literally takes my ideas and brings them to life. With me releasing this story as a second edition, I wanted to show my main character's face. I love the snow in the background, and her facial expression ties into the title. While I don't always have to have my characters shown on the cover, I wanted to capture my audience even more.
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Seven years have passed since Patrice last saw Adam Chambers. Once she does, her old feelings for him resurface. This time they are stronger than ever. With Christmas quickly approaching, Patrice analyzes her own life. Did she make the right decision seven years ago? Or was the man she once loved part of her destiny?