Thanks for visiting my blog today, Darcy! It’s great to have you here. Let’s get to know you a bit better. Do you have a specific writing routine or process?
I’m a pantser by nature. I write romance, so, of course, there’s always a happy ending and that’s what I write toward. I usually have a beginning. It’s that darn middle that is soooo hard.
What comes first, character or plot?
Probably character. I like to find out what the characters stories are.
What advice would you give an aspiring writer?
Be persistent. Never give up.
What are you currently working on?
Just signed a contract for the third book in the Dragons Return Series. I’ll have my head on rewrites. Plus, have already started the fourth book in the series. Those darn dragons just won’t get out of my head.
What is the first story you every wrote?
A romance based on Charlemagne… think I called it the Court Jester. It’s buried somewhere.
What are you reading right now?
A James Rollins book. Love his writing.
What books are in your TBR pile?
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
If you could bring a fictitious character to life and become friends with that person, who would it be?
Wizard Cress from Woman in the Woods. Who wouldn’t like to become friends with a thousand year old wizard?
What’s something that’s on your bucket list?
Hmmm. That’s a hard one. If I narrow it down to writing, I’d have to say becoming a NY Times best seller… Or seeing one of my books made into a movie. That would be cool.
How do you select the names of your characters?
That’s the fun part. Sometimes I make them up. In the fourth book, I was listening to a golfing program and heard a last name that I thought was interesting. It has become my heroine’s first name in the fourth book.
What was your hardest scene to write?
The ending. Sometimes I’m not ready to leave the characters, but it’s time. They need to move on with their lives without me.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, Darcy! It was great to get to know more about you, your books, and your writing process. Good luck with your book and future releases!
About the Author
Darcy is an award winning author, who was a born reader. Having a mother who worked in a library helped. She didn’t know that there were fines attached to books she kept reading over and over for decades.
Her first book was published in 2000, a romantic comedy, THE TROUBLE WITH MOTHER, with Hardshell Word Factory, which she won The Emerald City Keeper award. She penned five novellas with Amazon’s Kindle Worlds in the Doublesight, the first one winning Rivers of Ink first place. She has been nominated for numerous RWA chapter writing contests, winning and placing in several. She went on to self-publish a paranormal romance, MAGIC IN THE AIR, set in Seattle about the magic police.
She is currently writing for The Wild Rose Press. Her first book, HE WALKS IN DREAMS, is a fantasy romance and the first in the Dragons Return series. The second book in the series, WOMAN IN THE WOODS, will be out shortly. Dragons come naturally to Darcy as she had a childhood friend named Pepper-Piper, who was a dragon.
She also has an Irish historical romance coming out with The Wild Rose Press entitled, TO STEAL AN IRISH HEART.
Prior to publishing, Darcy worked for a major airline manufacturer as an executive secretary. But don’t ask to identity an airplane. They all look the same to her.
Darcy’s hobbies include jewelry making. Stringing beads is very relaxing, zen-like. No thought required. She loves reading, traveling, shopping and going to the casino to give her money away.
She lives in Renton with her husband, Bill, and a pampered prince of poodle named Bandit.
Buy Woman in the Woods on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Woman-Woods-Dragons-Return-Book-ebook/dp/B082S77VQ9/