Monday, November 14, 2011

Interview and Book Giveaway: Author K Dawn Byrd

It’s my pleasure to welcome K Dawn Byrd to my blog today. K Dawn is the author of inspirational novels in several genres, including romance, romantic suspense, and young adult. She maintains an active and popular blog and is the moderator of the Christian Fiction Gathering group on Facebook. If all that weren’t enough, she holds a master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University.

To win an ebook copy of K Dawn’s latest book, This Time for Keeps, just leave a comment at the end of the interview (along with your email address so K Dawn can contact you). A winner will be chosen at week’s end from among those commenting. And now, without further ado, here’s K Dawn.

Dawn, tell us about This Time for Keeps.

India McGuire's peaceful life is shattered when on the night of her engagement to David Richards, she comes face to face with Chase Porter, a long lost love. India must come to terms with her overpowering feelings for Chase and choose between David, the neighbor who says he loves her, and Chase, the man who broke her heart.

Chase's plans of leaving quietly turn to disaster when he finds that it's impossible to disappear without seeing India one last time. Feelings begin to surface that he believed buried forever and he finds himself fighting to win her back even as David struggles to hold onto her.

India longs to follow her heart, but she's been hurt too deeply. Who will she choose? The neighbor who can provide stability or the man she vowed to love forever who may once again heed to the call of the open road?

What inspired you to write this book?

This Time for Keeps actually started out as a WWII romance. I'm a WWII buff and wanted to write a love story about a man who was missing in action and eventually returns from war to find his girlfriend engaged to someone else. For some reason, the WWII era just didn't seem right for my characters, so it became a contemporary romance.

What draws you to inspirational romance?

I love reading, but so much of what's on the market is so full of smut and cursing that I don't enjoy reading it as much as I would if it were clean. I write what I love to read. I'm a Christian and it seems logical to write for the clean romance for the Christian market. All of my books so far have had a least one Christian character.

Many of my blog’s readers like to know about an author’s writing process. Do you outline? Do you keep a writing schedule?

I plot a lot before I get started, so much so that I pretty much have the entire book mapped out before my fingers hit the keys. This allows me to write all my books in 30-day marathons, my own personal NaNoWriMo, if you will.

What do you do when you're not writing?

When I'm not writing I'm reading or marketing my own work.

What’s coming up in your writing future?

I have four releases for 2012. They are:

January 15: Zoe Mack & The Secret of the Love Letters (college-age mystery/romance).
April 15: Shattered Identity (the sequel to Mistaken Identity, young adult romance).
June 15: Zoe Mack & The Case of Fatal Attraction.
December 15: Zoe Mack book 3 (not yet titled).

Any last thoughts?

Thanks so much for hosting me!

How can readers connect with you?

Email: kdawnbyrd@yahoo.com
Blog: www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com
Zoe Mack blog: www.zoe-mack.blogspot.com
Website: www.kdawnbyrd.com


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7 comments:

Tom Blubaugh said...

Very nice interview. Wish you much success Dawn.

Blessings,

Tom Blubaugh
Night of the Cossack

Cynthia Bruner said...

Good interview! I like your description of what draws you to inspirational fiction...that about sums it up for many of us, I think.

K. Dawn said...

Thanks for the comments!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book, everyone loves a good love triangle, haha! And wonderful interview as well- thanks so much! Cheryl
ihhcheryl(at)comcast(dot)net

mrst72443 said...

Oh this book looks SO GOOD! I sure would LOVE to add it to my collection. I am so happy to have a chance to win!
Thank you so very much. And I HOPE I AM THE WINNER!!!! :)
Remain Blessed

Judi
mrst72443&yahoo.com

kristykjames said...

This Time For Keeps sounds like a really good story! What a choice India is facing. Do you have any books set in the WW2 era? I love reading about other time periods.

Kristy
kristykjames@gmail.com

Karin Kaufman said...

Thanks so much everyone for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Dawn will be in touch with the winner. Remember, in addition to This Time for Keeps, Dawn has four books coming out in 2012, so if you like romance, mystery, and/or YA fiction, check her out!

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