Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Dylann Crush and I write steamy contemporary romance that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love. In addition to writing, I co-host Romance Happy Hour twice a month where we chat with romance authors. I also run Book Box Babe where readers can pick up the Romance Happy Hour Book Box or booklover t-shirts.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
Writing a book is hard no matter what, but I think the first in a series is more difficult. The first book has to do so much: set up the series, introduce all of the characters, and provide enough of a hook so that readers will want to keep reading through the rest of the series.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I’m a plantser which means I plot enough of my book to give myself guideposts on big plot points I need to hit, but also leave it open enough for my characters to surprise me. There’s nothing like having a new character or situation appear on the page that I didn’t see coming.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Make sure you keep refilling the well. Writing does take a lot out of authors so it’s important to make sure you’re experiencing all the feels on a regular basis.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
It depends on what I’m working on at the moment. I tend to track word count instead of time spent writing. If I’m drafting, I often try to hit at least 3k words a day which can take anywhere from a couple of hours to several depending on how well the words are flowing.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
That’s like asking me to pick a favorite kid. Some of the characters who have come most easily to me are Cassie and Robbie from Sweet Tea & Second Chances. I also really enjoyed writing Presley from the Holiday, Texas series and can’t wait to write Vaughn’s story from the Whiskey Wars series.
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?
I feel like I pretty much picture Chris Hemsworth or Henry Cavill as most of my heroes. LOL. I’d love to see one of my books made into a movie someday. Maybe Sweet Tea & Second Chances with Henry Cavill as Robbie and Kristen Bell as Cassie.
What is your definition of success?
Writing books that readers are excited about and can’t wait to read is my definition of success. My goal with my books is to provide an escape for readers… a safe place where love always wins and they’re guaranteed a happily ever after.
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$45 VIP sell out quickly – 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included.
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$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.