Interview with Danielle Norman, author of Until

21 Jan 2019

What can you tell us about your new release, Until?

It’s about Stella and let’s just say that she is everyone’s favorite character. She is who we want to be. She has no filter on her mouth, you could never put her on a speakerphone, and yet she always has her friend’s back.

Until is the story of her finally getting her chance with the man she has harbored a crush on. It’s a one-night stand. Only to realize that it was probably a mistake since their families are closely interwoven; her brother is married to his cousin, her best friend is married to his brother.

He’s a doctor and she is nurse, they’ve been sent to a Medical conference in Las Vegas of all places: drinks, long nights, and pent up feelings get the best of them. But, everything changes when a life-altering secret lands in the palm of their hands.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

My husband. I’m a breast cancer survivor, three times. After being diagnosed the second time, I learned that I was not going to be able to return to my former career (veterinary). The doctors had to remove too many lymph nodes and muscle in my left arm (I’m left-handed). My husband looked at me that night and said, “You have twenty-four hours to feel sorry for yourself then you’re going to tell me what you want to do with the rest of your life.” Giving up was never an option. I chose writing.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

To me books are measured by memories they evoke-

Anne of Green Gables- because Gilbert was my first swoon-worthy book boyfriend.

Gone With The Wind- For teaching me that heroines can be feisty.

Whitney My Love- my first alpha hero that I remember. It came out the year I got married.

The Tree in the Courtyard- It’s a children’s book but it was is so emotional, every page touched me. It’s about Anne Frank.

Outlander- Who doesn’t love Jamie Frazier or a man in a kilt?

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Max Monroe. Can we be friends? I mean seriously, everything that I read about them cracks me up and I think, oh girls, we could so get into some trouble.  Even though they are like the age of my kids since they are still having babies, I could seriously hang with them.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

My writing tribe. I have the best support system of writer friends (Jill Bengtsson, Eva Charles, Haylee Thorne, Mia Miller, Sienna Snow, Michelle Windsor, Sonnie Wolf)

What is a typical day like for you?

In my writing office by six a.m or so and then write. Take a break around nine and check emails, social media, and then turn it off and back to writing. I’ll take another break at lunch. I do this until I hit my daily word goal or my brain feels fried. Then I’ll do other Indie author stuff that I didn’t have to do when I was traditionally published (marketing, upload books, covers, editing, etc.).

What scene in Until was your favorite to write?

NOT the sex scenes, I hate writing sex scenes. I swear that someday I’m going to create a chastity belt hot romance series. – Truthfully, there are several small chapters one after another, and I’ll sum it up this way: two can keep a secret when one of them is dead. Those were my favorite because I got to bring in so many characters that my fans love. But even if this is the first book that someone is reading, they will get a good sense of who these characters are and will hopefully be intrigued to read their stories.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

To save time, let’s just assume I’m always right. — Keep your standards high and your heels higher.— Joking aside, my favorite quote comes from Audrey Hepburn, Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, I’m possible.

Danielle Norman is the author of the new book Until

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