I'm excited to have Author Dawn V. Cahill on my blog as we learn more about her brand new release, MOONSTONE SECRETS. Continue reading for an author interview!
Ms. Cahill pens “Stories of Victorious Faith for the 21st Century,” nearly always with a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or dark chocolate nearby. “The characters in my stories face situations that would have been unthinkable even 20 years ago. We live in a vastly different world than our parents did, and that’s the world I write about.”
Ms. Cahill also blogs about puppies, substance abuse, and single parenting…sometimes all in the same day. She’s going to finish that novel she started at age 11 called Mitch and the Martians…someday. She has written several newspaper articles, three Christian contemporary novels, and more limericks than she can count. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
About Moonstone Secrets: As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.
With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?
What are readers saying about Moonstone Secrets?
“I couldn’t put it down. The vivid descriptions and the setting pulled me into the story.” – reader Joy
“The sisterly bond was wonderful to see, how they stuck by each other. It was good to meet up with DeeDee and Livy again.” – reader Julia
Welcome, Dawn! Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today. Congratulations on your new release!
What inspired you to write MOONSTONE SECRETS?
Dawn: It’s actually a sequel – Book II in my Seattle Trilogy. My husband & I went to Victoria BC on our honeymoon, and I always thought it would make a wonderfully romantic setting for a book!
For those of you who’ve read Book I, Sapphire Secrets, I invite you to beautiful Victoria where the McCreary twins find themselves in danger…again! Learn more here: https://www.amazon.com/Moonstone-Secrets-Christian-Contemporary-Seattle-ebook/dp/B06Y1P9R3Z
If there’s one thing you hope readers come away with after reading your book, what would it be?
Dawn: I want them to remember what it’s like when they first came to know God, how He brought their dead hearts to life. For non-Christians, I want them to see what they’re missing, and maybe start seeking God for themselves.
I think that's awesome!
Is there a special treat or drink that helps you during your writing process?
Dawn: Not really. Believe it or not, puzzles have a calming effect on me. Like Crosswords or sudokus. When I turn my attention away from my source of stress, it really helps.
Tell us about one of your hobbies.
Dawn: I love limericks, and while in college I discovered this latent talent for whipping out a cute rhyme. In fact, my heroine in When Lyric Met Limerick, Luna, has turned the same hobby into a money-making enterprise: she writes personalized limericks for people at Pike Place Market in Seattle – something I once dreamed of doing. But since it never panned out, I wrote about it instead. Putting your own dreams into your characters is wonderful therapy!
(Read more about my free short story here: https://www.amazon.com/When-Lyric-Met-Limerick-Novelette-ebook/dp/B015DJU5AW)
How fun! I'll have to check that out - thank you!
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Dawn: I’m an introvert that is often mistaken for an extrovert, because I enjoy people and I’m friendly. But I need lots and lots of personal space, and prefer my alone times.
If time and money were not a concern, what one skill would you like to learn?
Dawn: Can’t think of a thing. I’ve spent a lifetime pursuing my interests. If I haven’t done it by the time I’m this age (almost 60), I’m not interested. :-)
That's awesome - good for you!
What project are you working on now?
Dawn: I’m working on Book II of my other series, Golden State Trilogy. I published Book I, Paint the Storm, last October. My WIP is called Paint the Valley. This is the series that tackles tough contemporary topics like same-sex marriage and school shootings.
You can learn more here: https://dawnvcahill.com/my-books/
What inspired the cover for your latest book?
Dawn: Picture this—a remote cabin in the Canadian bush. Howling wind. A barking dog and a dead body….
It sounds intriguing!
Thanks again for joining us and congratulations again on MOONSTONE SECRETS. I wish you all the best with your new release.