Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dwarf Interview with Dawn Ireland

This interview was hosted by scmitchell on May 2, 2013

Today I’m featuring romance author Dawn Ireland and her wonderful new release, The Perfect Duke. I’d like to thank Dawn for stopping by to talk about her new… Hey, wait a minute, who are you? (A group of seven short, stout little men have appeared out of nowhere.)

Grumpy: “My brothers and I have some questions for this writer, and she’d better be quick about it.”

Doc: “Grumpy, put that pick axe down!” (Doc turns to Steven.) “Sorry, about that. But since Dawn patterned some of her characters on us, we have a few questions for her.”

Well Dawn, do you have any objections?

Dawn: Of course not, although characters don’t usually ask ME questions.

Grumpy: (wiggles his overlong eyebrows and leans forward.) “So what took you so long to write us? We’ve been cooped up in that manuscript forever.”

Dawn: You haven’t been cooped up anywhere, and it took me less than a year to write The Perfect Duke. The revisions are what took the time. Besides, Cara comes across a grouping of folks like you. They aren’t even dwarfs. Though now that I think of it, one of them does have your temperament.

Grumpy: “Humph.” (Grumpy sits, hugging his axe and glaring. Happy steps in front of him.)

Happy: “I’m glad she put us in this book. I LOVE Cara. It’s not fair that she marries that Duke. He’s not nice at all.”

Dawn: “Now Happy, you shouldn’t say that. Cara understood that Garret had good in him right from the start. He has to learn how to treat the people around him. Not everyone has your ability to make the world a special place every day. Besides, don’t you think Garret makes Cara happy?

Happy: “Well, I guess. But if he ever mistreats her, I’m right there.” (Doc pats Happy’s shoulder, looks up at Dawn and winks.)

Doc: “So what now? Are you going to forsake your fairy tale friends for other kinds of books?”

Dawn: Don’t worry Doc, fairy tales are a part of all our lives, and mine more than most. One of my favorite TV shows is “Once Upon a Time.” So you see, no matter what I write, I’ll always look for that touch of whimsy and a “Happily Ever After.”

(Bashful inches forward, his cap crushed in his hand.)

Bashful: “I’d like to know, that is, well…What do you do when you aren’t writing? You don’t have to tell me. Only if you want to.” (He turns, his chin tucked against one shoulder.)

Dawn: Thank you for asking Bashful. It’s kind of you to be interested in who I am. Aside from writing, I love to sing, (I know dwarfs do as well.) dig in my garden, work on my Victorian home, attempt to play my harp and help out our local historical society. I’m even trying my hand at Gepetto’s craft-woodcarving. Though I don’t think I’ll be carving Pinocchio any time soon.

Okay my little friends, I think that’s enough questions for today. I do have a blog to write, you know. Dawn, thank you for visiting with us today. I’m going to give you the last word. Tell us a little more about The Perfect Duke.

Dawn: The Perfect Duke is a story for women who sigh over Alpha males. Garret may seem arrogant and selfish, but he’s tamed by Cara, an innocent that is pure of heart. I hope my readers enjoy the magic they create.

(PS, can you name the dwarfs that didn’t ask me questions?)  
I’ll answer the question in a later blog spot.

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Debby said...

What an amazing interview. thanks so much.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Dawn Ireland said...

Hi Debby,

I'm glad you enjoyed the dwarfs! I had fun writing them:)
Have a Magical Day!