Friday, September 20, 2013

Author's Slambook: Dawn Metcalf + Giveaway

Friday, September 20, 2013

Author Bio
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The role of Dawn Metcalf will be played by the tall brunette in the off-the-shoulder, floor-length leather straitjacket. Makeup by Clinique, buckles by Jada Pinkett-Smith, hair by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

Dawn Metcalf has always lived on the edge between reality and magic, which explains her current profession and love of fantasy books and games. Her passions include karate, fairy tales, Victoriana and dark chocolate, often combining one or more of them in unexpected ways. Currently, she lives with her husband and family in northern Connecticut. If they had a sign, it would be:Confounding the Neighbor Children Since 1999. Witness her antics online at
1. What is your favorite color? Teal
2. Favorite food? Chocolate
3. Favorite movie of all time? The Princess Bride
4. Favorite song? Cry Little Sister
5. Favorite book of all time? The Last Unicorn
All about Writing
1. How did your interest in writing originated?
I have always been writing as a way to express myself so I guess I was interested as soon as I realized that words could be spoken or written down!

2. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Once the kids are off at school, it's sit down, write, take a break for food and/or exercise, write, pick up kids, do all the after-school activities, get the fed, washed, brushed, tucked-in, then write, write, write. That's a good day. A bad day is more like 4 million things that interrupt like errands, chores, appointments, meetings, or fun things like getting together with friends and then all the writing is saved for the after-dinner-til-fall-on-your-face sprint from 9-midnight.

3. Do you work with outline or just write?
Generally, I just write with a rough outline in my head. But when I am under contract for more than one book that has been approved, I've already written an outline that has been submitted and approved so there's that. My last two projects have been outlined first so I'm still on the fence about how that's going, but there's a lot less being cut after a first draft pass!

4. What was the hardest part in writing your book? The easiest?
Hardest: turning off the internal editor--especially on the romantic scenes! The easiest was doing dialogue because characters are so three-dimensional to me, it's easy to hear how they sound when they talk. While many authors have playlists of songs or actors they keep in mind to play their characters, I can hear their voices clear as a bell. I know what they sound like so having them talk aloud to one another is more like taking dictation than writing.

5. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Sleep, eat, play mom. Honestly, I mainly do karate, bake and play games. I don't watch much TV or movies and rarely listen to music so most of my input is talking with other interesting people while being silly, eating together, or both.
Finish the sentence
1. The difference between fiction and reality is negligible.
2. Research is what I'm doing when I should be writing.
3. I can write better when I get enough sleep.
4. Sleep is an excellent way to recharge!
5. A room without a book is called a coffin.

Title: Indelible (The Twixt #1)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Date Published: July 18, 2013
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Some things are permanent.


And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future...and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.

Somewhere between reality and myth lies…

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