Meet the author dawn mcgraw

  1. What draws you to dragon shifter romance books?

Magic, sexy abs, alpha males, etc. I’m a huge fantasy fan, but I love my romance. Nothings a bigger threat than a magic dragon who’s sexy as hell in his human form, and absolutely besotted with his fated mate. Triple threat.

2. How many dragon shifter books have you written?

A little over a dozen.

3. In your latest book Claiming his Christmas what was the most fun part to write?

The end. It always is.

4. Tell us about your main character?

What makes him different from the other main characters you’ve written? Vulcan is a bit of a control freak. He’s very particular about his toothpaste for example. Don’t squeeze that tube in the middle, there are instructions on the package for a reason. He tried so hard to go with the flow, but couldn’t get one crazy mediator out of his mind. No matter how many times he blamed his feelings on something else, they snuck up and grabbed him by the throat.

5. What plot points did you particularly enjoy writing?

I had fun with the action scenes. I love when my characters get physical with their environment.

6. Are you a plotter or a pantser? Have you ever tried to write the other way? What was the result?

I hate being told what to do, even by myself. If I plot it, I’ll never write it like that anyway so I use a story structure outline instead. I know each POV character needs to reach certain milestones for a satisfying story. I approach each scene with a goal. For example, now it’s time for a meet-cute, or the antagonist needs to do something heinous here. My stories are often written out of order and the in-between bits are discovered much later. This leads to longer draft times and more revisions, but I enjoy the process of discovering who my characters are.

7. How do you handle writer’s block?

I ignore it. I like to bury my head in the sand, not the best strategy. So, to avoid stressing, I write the next scene I can think of, or have my characters do something really crazy they’d never do. When I’m done with the story, I can use that extra content for my newsletter or a bonus epilogue.

8. What’s your secret writing quirk or superstition?

I don’t plot the book or my interest in the story ends.

9. Tell us about your greatest author win?

I finished my last book. Each one is an accomplishment that at times boggles my mind.

10. What was your first book ever?

In Ruins, a time travel sci-fi mystery.

11. Do you enjoy grocery shopping?

No, I speed shop, racing down the isles and tossing in what I know will work. Food allergies restrict our diet considerably.

12. What do we all do as humans that seems to be ridiculous?

Create treasure piles. If we didn’t get so attached to items we’d all be happier. How did you feel the last time you broke your favorite cup, or your kid got your favorite spoon for his yogurt? Ridiculous.

13. Who would you like to swap places with if you could?

No one. I like my life, crazy as it is. It’s just my size.

14. What’s the strangest thing you ever looked up on Google?

I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. 😉 Honestly, every book has me facepalming over a search result, “can’t believe I Googled that.” Or can’t believe I wasted 10 hours looking for something so mundane.

January Question of the Month

What’s your author New Year’s Resolution?

Write more books.

You can contact Dawn at dawn@dawnmcgraw.com

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