Dana, please tell us a bit about yourself.
God gave me a passion to write Christian Romance. These books don’t contain explicit sex scenes, but my characters have real desires, struggles and choices to make. A lot of the time they make the wrong ones. No subject is prohibited, but good always triumphs and God is glorified.
In my personal life, He has also blessed me with a wonderful husband and three dynamic children, all of whom are destined to make wide, colorful splashes in this world. We share our New Jersey home with three dogs. I have no hobbies to speak of, unless you include writing. I don’t.
Thank you for this and for answering my nosy questions.
What was your inspiration for this story?
I’ve always thought it would be nice to play the piano but never wanted to take lessons, so I thought, Hmm, wouldn’t it be fantastic to just wake up one day knowing how to do something you couldn’t the night before?
What is its take-away message?God has gifted us each individually and we should embrace that and not try to be like other people.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made…UNIQUE. That’s a gift in itself.
Tell us a bit about your writing routine. Do you have set hours? Do you get dressed first? Do you travel for research? Where and when do you do your best work?
My “routine” is to grab whatever spare moments I can to write. My husband works at home, so when he’s not working, neither am I :/ I do have my own office, however, so I escape there and when someone comes in I generally roll my eyes and heave a put upon sigh. (If you don’t read historical fiction, you might not be familiar with the put upon sigh, lol). If possible, I research in person, but generally it’s the internet and family and friends. If you ask, people know a lot about a lot. Writing clothes involve loose, soft and warm at this time of year ;)
What’s your next writing project?
Working on Descended~ULRICK, the fourth and final of the series. Then on to so many others my head spins. I have a hard time committing to one book at a time. Its too much like deciding which puppy to pet.
Great answers. :)
Just for fun:
- Coffee or Tea? COFFEE
- Snacks: Sweet or Salty? Salty.
- Dream vacation. Italy.
- #1 on your Bucket List. I don’t have a bucket list, since I don’t plan on dying. Ever. I have too many books to finish, lol.
Here's the blurb:
Sophia Gallo is celebrated and adored by millions, but in her meteoric rise to fame, it might appear she’s forgotten the One Who gave her the gift that made possible her life of wealth and glory. She hasn’t forgotten. She’s reminded every day as she endeavors to hide a secret that could change everything and expose her as the freak and outcast she always thought herself to be.
Cade Fioretti has never backed down from finding the truth, and he’s not about to start now. Its his job and his passion. Sophia is beautiful, talented, and the subject of his next book; but she’s hiding something. No matter what it takes, he’s going to dig it up, and in the process learn all there is to know about this woman who’s stolen his heart.
And the tag line:
Seeking the truth brought them together. Finding the truth may tear them apart.
To whet our appetites even more, here's an except:
Sophia set down her glass with a snap and placed her hands on what there were of her hips. “I answered every question directly and completely.”
“Without giving anything away. That’s quite a skill.”
He seemed to be deliberately provoking her. “Look, Mr.—”
“Mr. Fioretti,” she emphasized. “I don’t mean to be rude, but I have no intention of spilling my guts to you so a bunch of empty-headed puppets without lives of their own can use your words as ammunition to pick me apart.”
“Is that what you think of your fans?” he asked, slyly.
“I’m not talking about my fans,” she snapped. “I’m talking about people like you. The press.”
“And what is it you’re afraid they’ll learn and use against you?”
Heat rose to Sophia’s cheeks as she glared at him. She felt crowded even though he’d taken several steps back. “You see? You’re turning my words around. You’re proving my point.”
He smiled then and the air backed up into her lungs. Until this very moment, Sophia never believed a smile could cause physical damage to another person. Well, not damage exactly, more a malfunction of normal response.
“I’m sorry, what?” she asked after seeing his mouth move.
“Prove me wrong,” he repeated.
Ooh, I'm definitely intrigued. So where can we purchase our own copy?
Thank you, Dana Pratola, and thank you, dear readers. I've enjoyed this visit and hope you have, too. We love to hear from you!