Did you always know you wanted to be an author? If not, what struck your interest?
I didn’t. ..I was always an avid reader, and one day I started writing and never looked back. Now I love writing, reading, and learning about this crazy world of authors.
Are there any specific authors who have influenced your craft?
Influenced? Not really….I had a lot of support from JJ Knight and HM Ward in the beginning, which was huge for me since they are some of my favorite authors.
What, if anything, do you do outside of writing?
As a hobby? Hahaha! Photography is a big part of my life…any art, really. I’m a mom to two tinies, though…so that takes most of my time up.
You were recently published in “Once A Collection of Sinfully Sexy and Twisted Tales” and before that in “Alpha Suits: Suits and Shades”. What can you tell us about your experience working in anthologies?
I’ve met some absolutely amazing authors from working on the anthologies with them. Some of them I’ve become very close friends with…. it’s absolutely a blast, and I’ve loved the opportunities to meet and work with them.
You recently co-wrote “For3ver” and are working on a spinoff. What is that process like?
THE BEST THING EVER. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime. Frost is so amazing and our personalities mesh so well that the entire process of writing together has been like a dream come true (a dream that I didn’t even know I had until I was doing it) She’s smart, evil, brilliant, and her writing makes me fangirl every time I read something of hers…… I’m crazy person lucky to be working with her and creating beautiful stories with her.
Out of all your characters, who is your favorite to work with. Why?
Eddie…and Red…from “FIGHT”. They are super loud mouthed, crazy sexy, not afraid to speak their minds….. love love loved writing them.
What advice do you have for new authors just embarking on their journey?
Write for yourself. ….not for anyone else. And don’t give up.
A lot of new authors are intimidated by the marketing process. You deal with it like a boss. What advice can you give about the marketing aspect?
Like a boss, huh?!? I didn’t realize I did! Ha! Be nice to everyone, stay out of the drama, and just be a good person. Everyone is allowed their opinions, but there’s a time and place to voice them…..
What can we expect to see from you in the future?
My full length stand alone “Just Go” comes out this week… Frost and I are currently writing “BANG”…another Anthology, a spin off from “for3ver”…another “for3ver” spinoff…another just go spinoff. Hahah! Whatever feels right..lol
Would you care to leave us a little snippet from one of your books, as well as the links to stay-up-to-date with all things M. Dauphin?
Snippet from Just Go: Copyright M. Dauphin 2015. :
I’m speechless for the first time in my life. Even when I walked in on my wife with her boyfriend in my bed, I wasn’t this speechless. This girl has completely blown me away today. She’s like no one I’ve ever met. “Right.” I can’t get my mind to stop racing, nor can I get my heartbeat from racing out of my chest. Fairly certain I’m still in shock, I stare at her as she smiles so freely I feel like my heart is going to beat out of my chest for other reasons. “That was great,” she says as she looks over at me. Her sunglasses are hiding her beautiful eyes and all I want to do it look into them. Without another thought about it, I reach over and slowly take her sunglasses off her face to reveal the deep, glowing beauties underneath. Her makeup is all washed off from last night, but dammit if she isn’t even more beautiful without all of that stuff caked on. “Hi,” I say quietly, mentally kicking myself for not being able to form a full sentence yet.
Just Go(June 18): http://amzn.to/1PxQUXD
Suits and Shades Anthology:http://amzn.to/1MAwD26
Once: A Collection of Sinfully Sexy and Twisted Tales(Anthology): http://amzn.to/1SD57Bz
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