Author Interview – Dakota Madison

Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2013

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? No. My motto is “butt in chair until there are words on the page.”

Can you share a little of your current work with us? In the last month I put out four romance novels, including Be Good (Matchplay, Slow No Wake and Still Fine at Forty.) In November, I began a personal quest to write a novel a month for a year. I am currently writing After Alex Died, which is a romance novel in the aftermath of a suicide. After that, I’m writing Fair Play, which is a sequel to Matchplay, and over the summer, I will be completing a YA SciFi/Romance trilogy (The Amulet of Mysteries series).

How did you come up with the title? Be Good is the story of a “bad-girl” who meets “the boy-next-door.” He always tells her to “be good” and I thought it would be a great title.

Can you tell us about your main character? Anna Hart is a flawed character. (She even has a flaw list!) She drinks too much and has slept with more guys than she can count. She doesn’t really care about anyone but herself until she ends up sleeping with Brett Conner, a “nerdy” guy, who she went to college with and only vaguely remembers. Brett challenges Anna to become a better person.

Who designed the cover? My husband, Tony Bryson, is the cover designer for our company, Short on Time Books.

Who is your publisher? I own my own small press. We publish all of my novels as well as the work of five other authors (so far).

Why did you choose to write this particular book? I read a lot of romance novels and I was tired of reading about “good girls” and “bad boys.” Can’t “bad girls” and “good guys” have romance, too?

What was the hardest part about writing this book? As I mentioned, I was going for a story with a lot of conflict. After I completely destroyed the relationship between the two main characters, I had to really give some thought to how I would get them back together again.

Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it? I learned it’s possible for me to get so emotionally involved in the story that I actually cried while I was writing the book (and again when I did the rewrite!).

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Genre – Contemporary Romance

Rating – R

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