#WOTR22 #attendingauthor #Spotlight – Dawn Brower

Dawn Brower

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Dawn Brower I write historical and contemporary romance. I’ve been writing since 2014 and love writing. I have two sons that are now grown. My dogs are my new babies, lol. You’ll see lots of pics of them if you follow my social media.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

Usually the first because that’s where the world building begins, but every now and then one of the later ones decided to make my life difficult

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I mostly write historical. There are only so many scenarios you can put your characters in and make it work. The characters themselves are where you make it more interesting. Like certain quirks or hobbies. Most of my female heroines have strong personalities. They can be unpredictable at times. For instance In Never Dare a Hellion Christiana actually shoots the marquess after he dares her to. She regrets it later but in that moment she’s like dare me, the nerve. Then bang. Oops.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Take breaks. Yes, you need to keep some momentum, but utilize self care. Burn out is real and your writing will suffer. Don’t get into the mindset you have to do everything. Also do not compare yourself to other writers. Not everything works for everyone and no one has the same path they need to follow.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

I try to write a chapter a day. Whatever that word count ends up being. I like to have something finalized. If I can’t do a whole chapter I at least end at a scene.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I really adore the Marquess of Foxworth. He kind of stands out across the whole series. Some of the things that come out of his mouth are hilarious.

If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?

Wow I have no idea but it would be amazing to see some more period pieces like Bridgerton. My Linked Across Time series is extensive and might be interesting to see o see adapted. With the past and present it would have more options. Like Outlander. The two main characters James and Alys (Searching for My Rogue) I think I would like to see Madelaine Petsch and Ben Barnes

What is your definition of success?

Finishing something I started. Sometimes that’s the hardest part.

What are your social links?

TikTok: @1DawnBrower
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/dawnbrower
BookBub: BookBub.com/Dawn-Brower

What are your buy links?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Brower/e/B00KBBRW5E/
iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/author/dawn-brower/id900654301
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Dawn%20Brower
Audible: https://www.audible.com/author/Dawn-Brower/B00KBBRW5E

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