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Monday, June 18, 2012

Donna Grant Interview

Hello and welcome to this stop on the tour. I would like to thank  Innovative Online Tours for making this tour possible.
I would also like to thank Donna Grant for taking time out of her busy schedule to sit down and talk with us today at Wonderland Reviews.
I have had the pleasure of being able to interview Donna before but for a book specifically,Interview Can be found here, and I can say it is always a pleasure. She is one of those author's that takes the time to think about her answers instead of just spouting out some one line nonsense that doesn't give you a feel for the author.
So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, Donna Grant!

Donna Grant is the bestselling, award winning author of more than twenty-five novels spanning multiple genres of romance.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Her childhood dream was to become a professional ballet dancer and study under the amazing Mikhail Baryshnikov. Though she never got to meet Baryshnikov, she did make it to New York City and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Later, Donna’s love of the romance genre and the constant stories running through her head prompted her to sit down and write her first book. Once that book was completed, there was no turning back.

Donna sold her first book in November 2005 while displaced from Hurricane Rita, a storm that destroyed portions of the Texas Gulf Coast. Since then, Donna has sold novels and novellas to both electronic and print publishers. Her books include several complete series such as Druids Glen, The Shields, Royal Chronicles, Sisters of Magic, Dark Sword, Dark Warriors, and her new series, Dark Kings.

Despite the deadlines and her voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two young children, four cats, three fish, and one long haired Chihuahua. She’s blessed with a proud, supportive husband who loves to read and travel as much as she does.

1.       Out of all the books you have read, written or even thought about writing, who has been your favorite villain? 
Hmm…I think that would have to be Deirdre.  She wasn’t just a pawn of evil, but had her own issues that contributed to making her the evil person she was.  And her relentless pursuit of having it all only made her worse. 

2.       What is one thing you have always wanted to do but never had the guts to?
Zip lineing.  It looks like so much fun, and my husband is dying for me to do it with him.  But all I can think about is something coming undone on my harness and I fall.  So, my feet will stay firmly planted on the ground. :D

3.       If you could own any exotic animal in the world, what would it be and why?
I love animals, especially any type of exotic cat, but I would never have the heart to take them out of their habitat and cage them or keep them in a place they don’t belong. 

4.       Which fairy tale is your favorite and why?
Beauty & the Beast.  I always loved that she was able to see past the “beast” and fall in love with who he was underneath it all.  A great story!

5.       If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
Teleportation, hands down.  I’d love to be able to visit someplace without having to get on a plane and endure such long flights – or pay for the flights!

6.       How do you come up with your character’s name’s
 I have a Character Naming Source Book, I use online naming generators for the gods’ names, a Celtic site for translating names/meanings, and another naming site online. 

I make a list of names I like, then go through and see which names are matched up to which character.

7.       What are you afraid of the most?
Spiders, spiders, spiders.  Did I mention spiders? 

Yeah, so can’t stand the things.  ::shudder::

8.       What is the most romantic thing you could imagine?
Oh, I can imagine a lot. :D  For each person its different, but I think someone taking the time to know what would please their significant other the most, and then doing it.  Whether its cooking a candlelit dinner, taking them to a place that holds some special meaning, or giving them something that holds a special meaning.  That’s romantic. J

9.       What is the most rewarding thing about being an author?
Hearing how my stories and characters have touched a reader’s life.  I’ll never get tired of those emails or meeting readers.  That’s the best thing!

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