This is K. Dawn Byrd’s second time on the blog. Since her last visit, she has published several new books. This week she has published a new Young Adult novel.
K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense. Mistaken Identity, her first young adult romance released on June 15 from Desert Breeze Publishing. Queen of Hearts, a WWII romantic suspense released in April 2010 and was the bestselling book for her publisher during its debut month. Killing Time, a contemporary romantic suspense, released August 1, also with Desert Breeze Publishing.
K. Dawn Byrd is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, most of which are signed by the authors. She’s also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=128209963444.
When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years while walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home and plotting the next story waiting to be told.
How did you find your publisher / agent?
When I read Michelle Sutton’s Danger at the Door, I fell in love with the book. I emailed her and she responded and soon we became friends. When I told her about a book I’d completed, she suggested I pitch it to her publisher, Desert Breeze Publishing. I did and the rest is history.
How long did it take you to write your manuscript?
I write all my manuscripts in 30 days spurts, my own personal NaNoWriMo if you will. I set a word count per day and plot them out on a calendar so I’ll know where I should be each day. It works for me.
Are you currently working on another book?
I’m editing my October release through Desert Breeze Publishing. It’s called This Time for Keeps and is a contemporary romance about a woman who has recently become engaged when the love of her life sweeps back into town. After that, I’ll start the young adult mystery series that I recently signed a contract on. The first three will release next year, starting in January.
What genres do you write in?
It really depends on what kind of mood I’m in. If I want to write something fun and light, I write young adult. If I want something darker and faster paced, I write suspense.
What types of books do you read?
I love romantic suspense because I enjoy a fast moving plot. If the tension slows, I get bored.
What have you learned about publishing?
That everything moves at a snail’s pace. If you’re an inpatient person, this business will teach you patience because you’ll find yourself waiting sometimes for what seems like an eternity.
You have a new book being released. Tell readers a little about the book.
Eden Morgan longs for a boyfriend of her own, an impossible goal when her best friend, Lexi Branson, gets all the attention and all the guys. When they fall in love with the same guy, Eden believes she doesn’t have a chance. She can only hope that sometimes the good girl gets the guy.
Tell us how readers can contact you (Twitter, Facebook, Blog, website, etc.).