About DK Halling:
DK Halling is the husband and wife team of Kaila and Dale Halling, who raised their kids in Colorado where they enjoy camping, hiking and skiing. Both of them grew up in Midwestern small towns where they could bike wherever they needed to go, Kaila in Iowa and Dale in Kansas. They are entrepreneurs at heart; Dale started a water sprinkling business right out of high school. They both share a love of books and you’ll often find them, when not in Colorado, writing on the wild beaches of Baja, Mexico. They are passionate about everyday heroes of advancing technology, which lifts the standard of living and quality of life for all. When they are not writing books, Dale is a patent attorney, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur.
What inspires you to write?
We felt we had important stories to tell about the direction of the United States. What could be more dramatic than one man’s fight against a corrupt government – think Robin Hood updated to present day America.
Tell us about your writing process.
We are a husband and wife writing team. We usually brain storm about the overall plot of the book and once we get a rough outline, we pick sections that we are most interested in writing. We trade the sections and read them and often read them out loud to each other.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes and I dream about them also. Talking to your characters or yourself can be an effective way to work out plot issues.
What advice would you give other writers?
Be sure to read what experts have said, such as David Morrell (First Blood), Stephen King, and others, about writing. Both of them have excellent books out on the writing process. Also consider going to writing conferences and even using a computer program to help you. Finally, be prepared to spend money on developmental editors and proof reading editors.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We looked at publishers. One publisher liked our book, but wanted to change the plot line. We were not against this as we have done so many times for developmental editors, however the change would have destroyed the main character’s motivation. We decided to that self-publishing was the best route.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
We think traditional publishers are likely to go extinct.
What do you use?: Co-writer
What genres do you write?: thriller, techno-thriller, medical thriller
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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