Monday, June 4, 2012

Rionna Morgan with D'Ann Lindun

Wanting a book that has you turning the pages!  Wanting an entertaining, suspenseful read!  Well, then I have got one for you.  My friend and fellow Crimson romance author, D'Ann Lindun has put together some fantastic scenes!  Join me as we chat a bit about her book that will hit the cyber shelves--today!  
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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 
D'Ann:  I draw inspiration from the area where I live, Western Colorado, my husband of twenty-nine years and our daughter. Composites of our small farm, herd of fourteen horses, five Australian shepherds, a Queensland heeler, eight ducks and cats of every shape and color often show up in my stories! My road to publication was long and rocky—twenty years of dashed hopes and crushed dreams before I got the call (email)!
How did you choose the genre you write in? 
D'Ann:  I didn’t. It chose me. I love mysteries of any kind, especially murder mysteries, and they bugged me until I satisfied the urge to begin writing my own.
Do you work with an outline, or just write? 
D'Ann:  Just write. I’ll see a fully developed scene, write it, and fill in everything else later.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book? 
D'Ann:  Sure! Love to. This is actually the blurb: Her family ranch outside of Payson, Arizona, is the last place Castaña Castillo thought she’d ever see again. But when her mustang activist brother goes missing, Castaña returns home to lead the search. Years of bad blood between local law enforcement and the Castillo men lead Castaña to believe the local cops won’t put out much effort to locate her brother. Especially since they think he murdered two federal wildlife agents. Disgraced FBI agent Jake Breton needs to bring in Martin Castillo to redeem himself and resurrect his career. Falling in love with someone related to the suspect is the last thing he can afford to do. The last time he followed his heart, and not his head, it nearly cost him his life.

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or is it purely all imagination? 
D'Ann:  Only that I’m a huge proponent for the American mustang…for their right to live free, and not end up in slaughterhouses or holding pens. I’ve been through Payson, Arizona, many times. Hauled horses and camped out with them. 

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? 
D'Ann:  The first one. It was fun introducing Castaña and Jake. And I love the setting of Northern Arizona.
What project are you working on now? 
D'Ann:  A lady sheriff on the trail of a serial killer, and the undercover DEA agent also working the case.

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers? 
D'Ann:  Yes! Don’t quit! This business is very hard. I got over 200 rejections before I got the email!
Now for the clever-silly question, if you were a t-shirt, what would you say? 
D'Ann:  Cowgirl Up! I think that says it all. When you get knocked down, get up, get on and move out.
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? 
D'Ann:  Thank you!  My blog is my website: http://dlindunauthor.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DLindunAuthor

41 comments:

  1. Great interview, Rionna! D'Ann, you REALLY have a way with imagery.

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    1. Thank you, Toly! I appreciate that!

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  2. Thank you Ines!! And yes she does. :) Rionna

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    1. Thank you so much for having me here today, Rionna! You have a beautiful site.

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  3. Fabulous interview, ladies! D'Ann, just bought your book and your passion shines through on the pages! Anyone who hasn't bought their copy must do so. You're gonna love these characters and story! Happy Release Day!

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    1. Jenn! Thank you! You're the best writer, best CP, best friend a girl could ask for! Love ya!

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  4. Wonderful interview D'Ann...I can feel your enthusiasm! Congrats on your release day!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I love horses!

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  5. Great interview, and I like your tee shirt, too. :-)

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    1. Liz~
      Another fabaloosa CP! Thank you. I have a cap I wear that says Cowgirl Up on it.

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  6. What an awesome interview! SUPER congrats!!!

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    1. Mart, you're the best! Thank you so much!

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  7. Great interview, ladies! Congrats, D'Ann!! I'm so very happy for you, chicklette.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! Chicklette. Ha! That's funny, my friend.

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  8. Crimson is coming out with some GREAT books! Congratulations to D'Ann. Thank you for being the voice of the Mustangs. We need more people like you.

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    1. I agree, Miss Sheri. Crimson has GREAT authors. The mustang needs all of us...you, too, my friend.

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  9. Wonderful interview! D'Ann, I look forward to not only reading your book, but I look forward to getting to know you better through interviews and whatnot.
    Congratulations on the new release!

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  10. Great interview, ladies, and best of luck with your new release, D'Ann!

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    1. Ah, Jerri. You're like one of my oldest writing friends, in writing years. It's so awesome to see you here today.

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  11. great interview and i'm looking forward to reading your book. enjoy your launch day! (and congrats on the stormgoddess rave review!)

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  12. Hi, Nora.
    Thank you so much! That review knocked me out!

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  13. D'Ann- You are rocking' Yay! I am so glad you came by to visit today! So many great notes, so many great thoughts!

    This is so much fun! I'm so jazzed to be part of it. :) Thank you for including me.

    All the Best...dreams come true!
    Rionna

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    1. Thank you again for having me here. I have the BEST friends.

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    2. D'Ann--you are so welcome! You do have the best friends. I'm glad they are so supportive and love you so much. That speaks volumes!!

      Rionna

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  14. I'm reading Chapter one now! So excited for you D'Ann.

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    1. Ah, Cass. That just makes my throat clog up. Thank you so much.

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  15. Aspiring writers listen to D'Ann about not quitting - she has been working forever to get to this point. And her patience has paid off wonderfully.

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    1. Daryl~
      Thank you for saying that...it's true, don't give up.

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  16. Congrats D'Ann, I can't wait to read Wild Horses!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! Congrats to you!

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  17. Congrats D'Ann. Wild Horses is an amazing book. And your advice to new writers is spot on. Keep going!

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  18. Great interview.

    Congratulations on your new release!

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  19. Great interview ladies! An D'Ann, I love your t-shirt idea. Book sounds like a wild ride!

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  20. Lynn, Stacy and Shawn~
    Thank you for coming by! I so appreciate it!

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  21. Congrats D'Ann! Sorry to be late, had a graduation party. : )
    I love this story and remember it well! Best wishes for many sales!
    Tere

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  22. Thank you all for stopping by. Tea and cookies all around! Or if it's late and you'd rather, I do have wine...and maybe even tequila! I have had a wonderful time getting to know you.

    All the Best,
    Rionna

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  23. First off, what a beautiful blog, Rionna!
    Second, great interview! D'Ann, I'm reading your book now, and when you said you are passionate for the mustang, I smiled because your passion reads clearly in your story. So does your passion for Arizona. I've read that good writers make a character out of the setting, and you do that so well. Wonderful details!

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  24. Sharon,
    Thank you so much for the compliments! I am so glad you stopped by for a visit. I too enjoyed D'Ann's story. Her love of horses is definitely evident...especially from one horse lovers perspective to another!

    I hope you have a beautiful evening.

    All the Best,
    Rionna

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