Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Dahlia Donovan. I love irreverent humour and unconventional characters. I’m autistic, obsessed with books and video games. I’ve written two series plus a handful of short stories and novellas.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Lion Tamer is my most recent book to be released. It comes out on Feb 20th. It’s book six in my Sin Bin series.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I handwrite in notebooks first. Not sure if that’s unusual, though.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jane Austen. Definitely.
What are you working on now?
A gay romance, cottage mystery novella series. It’s different from what I’ve written but I’m loving it.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Take all advice with a grain of salt. It’s the advice I give every author who ever asks. Writing advice is wide, varied, and often contradictory.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Do what works for you.
What are you reading now?
I just finished reading Young, Damned, and Fair — about
What’s next for you as a writer?
Not sure. I’m a panster so whatever my muse decides to throw at me.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Any of the Jo Beverly Rogue series.
The Harry Potter series.
And Moon Called by Patricia Briggs