Get Lost in a Story readers, I'm pleased to introduce my friend, bestselling author Dale Mayer. Dale's paranormal and psychic tales have launched her into bestseller status. And she's here today to talk about her latest release. Please welcome Dale Mayer.
When people need help or are injured, they call out for their friends and family. When an animal needs help or is injured, it calls out for…anyone…that can help them…
One person hears them…
Tabitha is determined to bury her aching heart in the service of her animals at Exotic Landscape. Until she’s yanked out of her cozy retreat to help someone in need…and she gets more than she bargained for.
Detective Ronin Chandler understands secrets. He’s got a few of his own. But when the woman he loves gets into trouble – the kind that stretches even his belief system – he struggles to understand…and to help…before he loses her. Maybe forever.
As the danger escalates, Tabitha and Ronin need to find out who they can trust…and who they can’t…and who wants them dead…before it’s too late.
DONNELL: Hi, Dale! I don’t get to spend enough time with you these days. So I’m delighted we can catch up. Dare I ask what you’ve been up to?DALE: Thanks everyone, it's a delight to be here with Donnell! I wish we were closer and could have lunch together. As for what have I been up to - as if you need to ask – writing of course (and doing taxes, promo, editing, cover art...) I'm always busy but lately even more so. I'm currently writing SKIN, a contemporary romance novel of recovery and heart. And putting the finishing touches on a new light paranormal book (book 2 is at 23k. ;) But it's Rare Find that is dominating at the moment. Thankfully now that book has been release and I can steam roll ahead. J
DONNELL: Me, too. Lunch would be great :) Psychic stories are wildly popular. So here’s a question for you. Have you ever had a psychic experience, and would you consider yourself psychic?
DALE: I don't consider myself psychic but I've had some of the most bizarre and unforgettable experiences that I have had to keep an open mind. One was seeing an image of a man in my second floor kitchen window and next day picking the same image out of my mother's stack of photos to find out it was the last picture taken of my father – before he died when I was six months old!DONNELL: Writing consumes a large part of your day. When I say prolific I don’t think I could find anyone who would say I’m exaggerating. Tell us how much time you spend writing, and where will we find you when you’re NOT writing.
DALE: Baking and gardening are two of my major hobbies, but as a businesswoman, and don't kid yourself - being a writer today means you ARE a businessperson - there are so many other aspects I have to find time to do. It's hard to find downtime as it is with 4 kids still at home!DONNELL: You also write nonfiction. Which do you prefer writing – fiction or nonfiction?
DALE: Fiction!!! I adore writing fiction. J After all, I get to make crap up. With nonfiction- all my facts have to be thoroughly vetted before I write a word. Fiction is much easier!DONNELL: What inspired you to tell your first story?
DALE: I wish I knew! I started writing screenplays, after 5 I decided I needed to hone my craft in novels because screenplays are minimalist to a degree I struggled to reach. Writing novels taught me that I'm naturally wordy and have to cut, cut, and cut before I'm happy.DONNELL: Who inspires you?
DALE: I've long been a huge fan of Elizabeth Lowell, Catherine Coulter and Jayne Ann Krentz. But it was a friend who always wrote poetry, even though she never tried to publish any of it who inspired me to put the first book together. She told me to write for me first. Best advice – ever!DONNELL: What’s in your refrigerator right now?
DALE: Veggies and veggies and more veggies. J I love everything in the dairy line as well. Okay there's a decent sized pack of steak in there too. Thankfully the cheesecake is gone so I don't have to fess up to that. JDONNELL: What’s the most unusual thing you have in your closet?
DALE: Wow, interesting questions. I guess it depends on what's unusual. We have no medications – only homeopathics. There are a few board games but the one that comes to mind is the Ouija board! I've gotta have one of those. Other than that... a couple of paintings I can't get rid of but are too bad to hang – yes they are mine. Lol.
Dale, thank you for being our guest! Now it’s your turn. Time to ask the readers a question!
DALE MAYER: I adore writing paranormal books and am thinking of doing a couple of trilogies in this genre. Is there any type of paranormal that you like best – angels, demons, furry, winged, unusual abilities, psychics – anything else?
I'm giving away a free digital copy of Rare Find to one commenter! And a huge hug for Donnell and thanks for having me here today!
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