Best Selling Author Dakota Cassidy

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Dakota Cassidy lives in Texas with her husband (her very own hero), two sons, her mother and a myriad of cats and dogs. She was reviewing e-books in 2004 when she decided to submit one to Liquid Silver Books. They bought it and as they say…. the rest is history!

She loves a good laugh and it is reflected in her writing. Her goals in life, she says, are to “banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net; and finally, nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants, then sweeping them in a stunning trifecta of much duct tape and Vaseline usage, all in just under one week. Oh, and write really fun books!”

She has three book series: Accidental Series, Ex Trophy Wives Series and Hell Series.  She also writes Erotic Romance.


 Dakota was kind enough to answer a few questions for her readers:

 
WPMP:  Where do you do your writing?
DC: I write in my office--and always at night. Like 7-5 or 6 in the morning. There's no getting anything done here during the day.

WPMP: Do you listen to music when you write?
DC:  I do listen to music, but most often it's music without words. I'm a lyrics savant in that I know the words to so many songs, I always have to mouth the words. It means I get nothing done because I'm busy singing along.

WPMP:  Where do you get the inspiration for your plots/characters?
DC:  My inspiration comes from a multitude of things--reality TV, the "what if" in life, people, places, Bed, Bath and Beyond...

WPMP: How long does it typically take you to finish a book?
DC:  Depends on the book. If it's a full-length book it takes three-four months tops. A novella can take a couple of weeks to a month as long as I'm not stuck in what do I do next hell. LOL!

WPMP: Who are some of your favorite authors?
DC:  Nina Bangs, Sandra Hill, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Karen Rose, to name a few.

WPMP: If you could spend unlimited money in a store - what store would it be and what would you buy?
DC:  OMG--it would be Prada and I'd have more shoes than LA has breast implants and botox .

WPMP: If your life was a movie who would play Dakota Cassidy?
DC:  Uh, this question always stumps me because I can't imagine anyone even considering making a movie about my boring life. But if forced, I'll go Sandra Bullock. her personality, snarky, goofy, is a lot like mine.

WPMP: What is your favorite dessert?
DC:  I'm not a dessert lover--don't shoot! LOL! I don't eat sweets often, but I do occasionally love a really good bread pudding or super dark chocolate cake. Hmmm-mmmm 

You can visit Dakota at her website: http://www.wix.com/dakota324/dakotacassidy
She's also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/dakotacassidy and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/DakotaCassidyFanPage and she also Blogs: http://www.dakotacassidy.net/


(Be sure to enter our Giveaway (starts 7/16) for a copy of Ms. Cassidy’s latest release - Burning Down The Spouse/plus a Promotional Gift from Dakota. Also drop in and read our review!)
 
 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maggie Shayne

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maggie Shayne lives in the wilds of Cortland County, NY.  She spends her time in her farmhouse “Serenity” with her soulmate, Lance.  She has a pair of English Mastiffs, Daisy and Dozer, Niblet – the English Bulldog, and Glory, their wise feline guardian. Maggie is a Wiccan high priestess and a strong believer in the Law of Attraction. 

She has over 50 published novels and 23 novellas to her credit.  She has written for two soap operas: As The World Turns and Guiding Light, and 7 publishers.  If that wasn’t enough she also writes a weekly advice column, “Shayne on You” for the Norwich Evening Sun.  She has had 15 RITA Award nominations with a win in 2005.  Her novella, Love Me to Death in the Heart Of Darkness anthology is a nominee for Best Novella of 2010 RITA Award and Kill Me Again is a Rita finalist for Best Romantic Suspense!
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Look for the release of Vacation With a Vampire (anthology) this summer and Twilight Fulfilled in October. Also now out in electronic format, Fairytale and Forever Enchanted two novels written by Maggie back in the 90’s for Avon Books.  She retained the rights when they went out of print so they are now available.  Watch for another 90’s favorite, Annie’s Hero coming to electronic format soon!

You can visit Maggie at her website  www.maggieshayne.com      

She’s also on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/maggieshayne and Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/MaggieShayneAuthor 
She blogs solo at www.ShaynesShenanigans.com and with friends at www.Storybroads.com