About D.R. Perry:
D.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island, where all her books are set. Although she’s not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn’t leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective.
D.R. writes all kinds of things. Mostly, they have strange and unusual elements. Not strange isotopes or Strontium or anything like that, but creatures who are people or people who are creatures. Beware of the Attack Poetry and rampant puns. Keep off the grass, or the song parodies may bite.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in the Ocean State, which she loves to remind people is not an island and not Long Island. D.R. is well aware that her home state has both of those things, but isn’t defined by them. Maybe she likes it here so much because it reminds her that she’s also more than the sum of her parts.
D.R. hopes you have as much fun reading her books as she did writing them.
What inspires you to write?
I love inventing magical people and putting them in a realistic setting. This creates so many “what if” scenarios in my head, I never have a problem coming up with a plot idea. It’s always the idea of a character that gets my imagination going at first, however.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write like I drive, by the seat of my pants. One of these things scares the people around me, the other entertains them. I’d suggest trying my books before asking me to drive you somewhere. That’s just safest for everyone. Editing is the most organized thing about my process. I take notes and use outlines for that, just like one of my characters does when she studies for a test.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I feel like there’s a giant satellite phone between me and my characters. Sometimes it works, other times not so much. The signal gets clearer the more I write.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be Dory. Just keep writing. If a new shiny idea distracts you from your main project, go after it. Whatever keeps you writing will help you grow as a writer and develop your skills.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A friend of mine went to a writing workshop with a group of traditionally published writers who’d been in the industry for years. The information he got from them about how they’d go indie if they were just starting gave me the courage to do this. Thanks, Otter Prince!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the options for publishing stories will only grow with time. From hardback trad-pub books to interactive text-based smartphone games, all kinds of vehicles are possible. I think it’s amazing to be writing in the thick of these changes. People need stories. All the evolving forms only mean more readers get them.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Historical, New Adult, Adult
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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