Interview with Danielle Norman, author of Under The Stars

25 Feb 2019

What can you tell us about your new release, Under The Stars?

I love this book. It is the prequel to my series Iron Orchids. Everyone kept asking me about the parents because they were such an integral part of the books. So this is their story. This is how they met, the summer of 1976.

What books are currently on your night stand?

Currently, it is Katie Ashley’s Vicious Cycle series; all three books are there,  I’m just starting book three. Believe it or not, I still read a lot.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

Breathe, just breathe. It’s amazing that when we are young life seems to pass us by in quarter-time. But as we get older it speeds up, fast and faster and faster. We need to stop and breathe more often, enjoy the moment, savor the flavors of the world around us.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

With my husband, he is my…everything. We’ve been married thirty-three years and he knows as much about my business as I do. He handles all of my ads and marketing, he uploads my books to the retailers, he is half of Danielle Norman. But the two of us enjoy riding motorcycles, we both have our own Harleys and go out riding for hours, we travel in our RV and see America, the fact is we just love being together. So my one-hour would be with him, I don’t care what we did or didn’t do.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

I won’t say family since that is a given. So, I’ll say Vodka. I absolutely love the stuff. I’m one of those people that can tell you the difference between rye, wheat, corn, or potato vodka in just one sip although I prefer several just to be sure. But seriously, I love the crispness of it and how different flavors change it. That is my drink of choice when we go out. I’ve never been much of a wine drinker.

What scene in Under The Stars was your favorite to write?

The final epilogue, this book has two epilogues and it wasn’t supposed to. What happened was, the book was complete and my editors loved it. Then one night I laid in bed and something kept niggling at me, something wasn’t sitting right. I knew the book needed more so I got up and wrote a second epilogue and it ties into the characters in the series. I don’t know, I can’t explain it, but that scene was my favorite. Maybe because of the whole excitement of writing about the heroine, who I loved, preparing this huge surprise for her new husband. It was just…awe.

Danielle Norman is the author of the new book Under The Stars

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