Interview with Author S.P. Dawes

When Callie’s husband died on the field, everyone mourned the hero. But what Callie kept from them was the abuse she had suffered at his hands and while her kids grow up believing the stories, she has to rebuild her life. When she meets Eddie in a chance meeting she’s taken in by his warm eyes, having put all her efforts into her children, is it really time to test the waters again with a new relationship? But after getting together, their shared past reveals itself, and while everyone believes the myth do they really stand a chance at a happy ever after?

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When Imogen is asked to be her best friend’s Maid of honour, she wants to ensure she gifts her with the best Hen party possible, but in doing so, it pushes her entirely out of her own comfort zone. When she’s reacquainted with her best friend’s brother though, old feelings re-surface, but when her life is put in the balance it’s not just his true colours that show and she’s left with more questions than answers.

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From the Author

I love writing stories that have an element of tough truth running through them. Often things people miss because they can’t see behind closed doors. Abuse comes in many different forms and I want to give a voice to those people who are often unseen but also give them some hope and light, that things can change and things can get better and a little love along the way never hurt anyone.

We can be strong and independent, but true strength comes from unity and I truly believe that.

An Interview with S.P. Dawes

Do you base your characters on real people or make them up from scratch?

My first 2 books were based on people I know, although widely exaggerated. After that, characters just started popping up from things I read or watched then I added some personal experiences in to help put myself in their frame of reference.

Do you ever get writer’s block, and if so, how do you overcome it?

I do, often before the twist in a story, because I haven’t dreamt it up yet. So I just walk away until something pops up, usually when I’m in bed.

What genre do you write and how did you come to start writing that genre?

I love Romantic suspense thrillers with a bit of crime because I read all those singularly and together.

Who are your favorite authors?

Emilia Finn, Brittany Sahin, Julie Thorpe, Katerina Diamond and Helen Fields.

If you could relive a day from your past, which day would it be?

My wedding day. It was beautiful and I’d love to do it again.

What is the first book that made you cry?

Julie Thorpe’s Forget Me Not, cried buckets. And Nick Spalding’s book Mad Love
From Laughter.

What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

Julie has been incredibly helpful, as has A. R. Ford and C. R. Reilly and others.

If you could tell your younger writer self anything, what would it be?

Do it, don’t get disheartened, just appreciate the art of it.

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

Hugely, because people liked the story but also gave me advice to make it better, so it helped my writing to become more polished.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Trying to imagine what they’d think. Because I know from experience it’s not always what we’d expect.

Do you have a favorite character you’ve written? Tell us about them!

My favourite character would have to be Hayley, because she’s a fighter but she’s incredibly kind hearted too.

What is your current writing project about?

Finishing the series with the middle brother, who’s wife I killed off in the vine coda. He’s had a few years on his own now, so needs someone special.

Thanks so much for being on my blog! It was great to learn more about this series and the characters you have created. Good luck with your new release!

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