K. DAWN BYRD’S BIO: K. Dawn is an author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense. Mistaken Identity, her first young adult romance released on June 15 from Desert Breeze Publishing. Queen of Hearts, a WWII romantic suspense released in April 2010 and was the bestselling book for her publisher during its debut month. Killing Time, a contemporary romantic suspense, released August 1, also with Desert Breeze Publishing.
K. Dawn is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com, most of which are signed by the authors. She's also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering group at http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=128209963444.
When not reading or writing, K. Dawn Byrd enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years while walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home and plotting the next story waiting to be told.
1. How did you come up with the idea for Mistake in Idenity? Was that your original title for this book? If not, what was you working title?
I admire Christian teenagers who take a stand for God so much. Life isn't easy for them in today's world. The idea for Mistaken Identity novel came to me when I wondered what would happen if a Christian girl and her non-Christian best friend fell in love with the same guy, but didn't know it.
2 .What was your favorite scene to write in your book, Mistaken Identity? What was the hardest? Why?
My favorite scene was also the hardest to write. Eden, my Christian heroine, is a sweet young woman who tries her best to live for God. Lexi, her non-Christian best friend, can be difficult to say the least. Eventually, they find out that they're in love with the same guy. I had to keep things from getting really ugly between them because Lexi is very strong-willed and could be vicious.
3. Can you give us a sneak peek at what you have cooking up next? Can you tell us something about it? Do you have a release date?
I just signed a contract for a young adult mystery series. My heroine's name is Zoe Mack and she'll be a more mature Nancy Drew even though she's also a high school student. There will be more romance in these books than the typical Nancy Drew. The release dates are January, June, and December 2012.
4. Your most recent book was called the Queen of Hearts? How did you come up with the idea for that book?
I'm a WWII buff from way back and have always wanted to write a WWII novel. I came up with the idea of writing about a female spy and the story took shape from there.
5. Was it hard to jump into writing a young adult fiction story after writing Queen of Hearts? How did you prepare yourself to write to a different audience?
Writing young adult is such fun! That's why I decided to embark on the series. I prepare myself for writing young adult novels by reading them.
6. What do you hope young adults take away from your new book Mistake in Idenity? Why did you want to write to this age group?
This book is dedicated to Christian young women who strive to live for Christ and wonder at times if it's worth it all. Temptation seems to come from all sides and sometimes it's hard to make the right decision. May God bless you richly as you carry on.
7. Did you always know you wanted to be a writer? If not, how did you catch the writing bug?
I've always been an avid reader and wondered how hard it would be to write a novel. It's been so much fun that I just can't stop!
QUESTIONS I JUST HAD TO ASK!
What THREE T.V. shows were you most passionate as a kid? (You know the ones you couldn’t miss each week)
Adams because I love animals.
Scooby Doo was an after school ritual.
I Love Lucy because it made me laugh.
What three books were your favorite growing up?
The first book I remember was a picture book called Mop Top.
It's about a boy who refuses to cut his hair and when he hides behind a mop display in a store, a woman grabs his hair thinking it's a fuzzy mop.
Anything and everything Nancy Drew.
What THREE things would you rather not live without?
My husband. He's my rock.
What THREE movies could you watch over and over again?
How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
If you had the opportunity to hang out with any two people in the history of the world—alive or dead; who would you pick and what would you do? (someone other than Jesus)
Lisa Jackson because I love her suspense novels and would like to pick her brain.
A friend of yours has a time machine that they are letting you use. But you can only witness two events in this history of the world. What to events would you experience? Why?
The resurrection of Jesus Christ.
ANY FINAL COMMENTS--THOUGHTS FOR MY READERS?
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THANKS for stopping by K Dawn. I’m excited for you about your new book for the youth. It sounds interesting. Thanks for helping us get to know you and your books!!
Blessings on your writing journey!
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