Interview with Brit Lunden, Author of The Devil and Dayna Dalton
01 Oct 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, The Devil and Dayna Dalton?
The Devils and Dayna Dalton is a part of the Bulwark Anthology. Reporter Dayna Dalton may have gotten a bad rap in the first book of the series. She is seen as a homewrecker, a desperate woman trying to entice the sheriff into a relationship. I felt bad for her and wrote her a backstory that explains Dayna’s actions. Because it happens in Bulwark, I was able to add a paranormal element that will keep the reader glued to the plot.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I have always wanted to be an author, but my sons both inspired and encouraged me to write. My husband supported the whole endeavor and made it possible to turn it into a second career.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Sho Gun, The Girl With the Pearl Earring, Gone with the Wind, The Source, Behold the Dreamers.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
Jane Austin. How much of your books were based on the reality of yoru life? Did you ever expect them to be as venerated as they are today?
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love reading the reviews- knowing that the books entertained and reached a person I never met.
What is a typical day like for you?
I wake early and then go straight to work. I work in a family business and eat breakfast with my brother and sons. There are meetings. My assistant is there by 8 and we start the day by working on the 100 books I manage for my son and myself. I split my time doing things I have to do for the business and the other half is devoted to marketing and publicizing the books.
What scene in The Devil and Dayna Dalton was your favorite to write?
The very last one. It’s tender and special to me.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
To thy own self be true. It’ the one thing I drilled into my kid’s heads. Don’t lie to yourself.
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