Author Interview & Giveaway: Danielle DeVor

Cmtourbanner2014Welcome to the Book Tour & Giveaway for Constructing Marcus by Danielle DeVor. You can find Danielle’s complete tour schedule at MythBehaving Book Tours.

I’m excited to be a part of Danielle DeVor’s book tour. She’s with us today to answer a few questions about her writing and her road to publication. After the interview, keep reading for more info about the book, about Danielle, and…about the GIVEAWAY!

On Danielle’s Writing:

Linda Covella: Welcome, Danielle! How long have you been a writer?

Danielle DeVor: Probably almost as soon as I could write a sentence. I was always making up something.

LC: Do you write in one particular genre, or explore a variety of stories?

DD: I mostly write dark fantasy/horror, but I’ve branched out into YA Paranormal Romance and Thrillers.

LC: From where do you get your inspiration for your stories?

DD: Just about anywhere. My latest idea stems from an old episode of The Twilight Zone.

LC: What is your writing process? How much/often do you write?

DD: I sit down with a steno pad and a pen. I definitely write without outlines, etc. I tend to keep working on some project or another. One day I can write 300 words and the next I can crank out over 2k.

LC: Do you have writing partners who critique your work before submission? Why do or why don’t you think this is important?

DD: I have a group of beta readers I work with for every book. I think it is important because you can’t always catch everything yourself.

Danielle’s Road to Publication:

LC: How long have you actively been pursuing publication?

DD: Roughly since 2011.

LC: Do you have an agent? If yes, how did you go about finding him/her and what have the benefits been to having an agent?

If not, do you think an agent would be helpful to your writing career/do you plan to seek an agent?

DD: I don’t currently have an agent, but I think one would be useful if someone suddenly wanted to make a film out of one of my books.

LC: Is your new release, Constructing Marcus, your first publication? Please tell us a bit about Constructing Marcus.

DD: Constructing Marcus is the 2nd book I’ve had published. It is about a young girl who discovers her new house is haunted, but not by a ghost. [See below for a synopsis.]

LC: Have you self-published or gone through a traditional publisher?

If self-published, why did you go that route? Or, why a traditional publisher?

In your view, what are the pros and cons of each?

DD: So far, I have only published through small presses. I plan on self-publishing a short story very soon though. I think there are pro’s and cons to all types of publishing. Right now, I’m comfortable with how things are going.

LC: Are you a full-time writer, or do you have a “day job.” If you have a day job, do you wish to share what you do? And…if you could have any job (besides being a writer), what profession would you choose?

DD: Writing is technically my day job, but I also teach people how to fit pointe shoes (the hard toed shoes ballerinas wear).

LC: What’s up next for Author Danielle DeVor?

DD: I have three books coming out in 2014. The first is Dark Horse, a YA Thriller. The second is The Devil’s Liege, which is the sequel to my book, Tail of the Devil. And finally, there is Sorrow’s Edge, which is the sequel to my book, Sorrow’s Point.

LC: Anything you’d like to add or that we should know about you?

DD: That I appreciate you hosting me on your site. This has been a fun interview.

touraoutthebookaLarge Base Consstructing Marcus Working copy

Sixteen-year-old ghost hunter, Emma Hoffman thought that moving into an old Victorian was going to be awesome– ghosts galore.

Much to her delight, she discovers that the house is haunted—not by a ghost, but by a construct (a spirit created to be a servant). As she gets to know Marcus, the construct, he asks her to help him avenge his maker and find her killer. Emma’s not too sure this is a good idea, she’s a ghost hunter after all, not a detective, but she agrees to help him anyway.

While trying to discover more information about the killer, Emma begins to have feelings for Marcus- feelings she isn’t ready to admit. Then the sorcerer who killed Marcus’s maker shows up at Emma’s house with an insane plan to capture Marcus and absorb his power- Emma isn’t having it. Marcus is hers.

When the killer performs a spell that begins to steal Marcus’s life force, Emma risks losing him. It’s a race against time for Emma to figure out how to stop the sorcerer and his spell before Marcus fades away and disappears from her life forever.

tourabouttheauthoraDanielle DeVor

DanielleDeVorAuthorPhotoDanielle DeVor spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times. After living briefly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she moved back to her hometown to write. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino.

Danielle has been on a writing roll this year! With the release of Tail of the Devil, Constructing Marcus and Sorrow’s Point she already has three books out.

You can find Tail of the Devil and Sorrow’s Point at Amazon.

Buy Links for Constructing Marcus

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 GIVEAWAY

Win one of two prizes:

ONE – $10 Amazon Gift Card

ONE – eCopt of TAIL OF THE DEVIL by Danielle DeVor

Must be 13+ to enter.

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Danielle’s links:

Danielle’s Website

Danielle on Twitter

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Danielle on Goodreads

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About lindacovella

I am an author of fiction for tweens and teens.
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4 Responses to Author Interview & Giveaway: Danielle DeVor

  1. I love the fact that writers write from as long as they can remember. Which goes to show that writing is a must do, not a choice. Maybe not always, but it certainly seems that way with most writers — a calling.
    Another great interview, Linda. And it’s nice to meet author Danielle DeVor. Aside from the books presented, I learned something new about ballerina shoes. 🙂
    Have a great day.

    • lindacovella says:

      I think writing *is* something writers must do. Otherwise, why would we keep going after all those rejections? LOL Thanks for stopping by, Silvia!

  2. I agree. A thick skin is not something we are born with. It is acquired. My characters force to me to write and refuse to be put away. 🙂

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