Dawne: I've always wanted to write but professionally I started writing in 1998, as a newspaper contributing writer, from there, my career took off in many directions.
Inspirations come from every day life. Witnessing a couple in a restaurant, chatting with fellow authors and even just standing in line at the grocery store. There is a story in every moment of life.
Cassandre: Have you ever wanted to try writing in a completely alternative genre and how would you go about it?
Dawne: I've often wanted to write young adult and actually have a few outlines and WIP's sitting on my laptop. The only proponent to writing YA is time. Never enough time to write.
Cassandre: What’s the biggest misconception about being a writer and what difficulties have you faced with your writing?
Dawne: Every one thinks that what I write is how I live. I am the MOST unromantic person/female in the world. I am an advocate to banish the stigma applied to erotic romance authors. We are not “porn' writers...we create HEA and HFN endings. Granted sex plays a role, a secondary role, in our works and people need to understand we are NOT the characters. We are the story-tellers.
Cassandre: What are you currently working on and what’s coming up for you?
Dawne: I currently am finishing a contracted book for Ravenous Romance, two Valentine's novellas, three collaborative works with fellow erotic romance author Jodi Olson and a story about a man with a disability for Secret Cravings Special Love line.
Cassandre: What do you like best about working with a publishing company?
Dawne: I love and appreciate the open communication, camaraderie with the other authors and editors. Having a special relationship with all the publishing company's personnel is so important.
Some fun questions…
Cassandre: If you had to select an actor or actress to play in your piece from Claw Marks – who would it be?
Dawne: I've always been partial to Kate Hudson. I know she's not officially at the cougar age yet, but she'd make one hell of an Insatiable Kate. Saucy, a body to die for and she has the personality that all cougars can envy.
Cassandre: How hot do you think cougars are and why?
Dawne: Cougar age women are prowesses. They want fun, no strings commitment and to feel sexy. They are experienced in and out of the bedroom and love to add spice to their life *not that I know anything about that* Cougars are extremely hot and exude sex appeal, which I think the younger men's libido are attracted to. The 'cubs' want a woman who knows her way around the bedroom and knows how to please a man. Plus cougars are mature, no-nonsense and generally set in their careers and don't need a man to take care of them.
Cassandre: If you had an opportunity to have a young lover – do you have one in mind and would you fess up?
Dawne: Personally no but fantasy thinking, I would have to say Jake Gyllenhaal. It's the eyes. I am a sucker for the passion filled eyes.
Cassandre: What’s something you can’t live without for writing?
Dawne: I have to have my rock music and a glass of wine poured. Nothing gets my mind motivated like Nickelback, Godsmack or Seether and the wine loosens up my creativity.
Cassandre: Favorite color and does it suit your personality and why?
Dawne: Black is what I generally wear and no, it doesn't describe my personality. I am a positive thinking and person and black seems to be such a downer of a color (but also a slimming color).
Cassandre: What’s your favorite seduction song?
Dawne: Nickelback's Far Away. The lyrics speak to me and make me think of that one true and unconditional love.
Cassandre: What would you consider to be the most romantic place on earth and why?
Dawne: I'm a very basic and simple person. To me waking up to a
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