Today I’d like to welcome Dana Littlejohn. Dana was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but has called Indianapolis, In. her home for over ten years. She has always wanted to write since early childhood, but put that wish on hold to raise her growing family and have a career. With the encouragement of her husband, Dana picked up her pen again in 2003 and has no intention on putting it down. With 3 novels, 8 novellas, 4 stories in anthologies, 42 short stories published to date and a long list of wips (works in progress) she is literally living her dream. Join her on the wild journey through her imagination. It’s a ride you’ll never forget! Welcome, Dana!
1. Give us an elevator pitch for your book, The Seven Year Switch.
Could you switch places with your husband becoming the dominant factor instead of the sweet loving wifey? Sure you can!
2. Where did the idea for your book come from and did you need to do any special research during the writing of The Seven Year Switch?
The idea for the Seven Year Switch came from a conversation I was having with one of my girlfriends. She was venting about how her husband had done something and now she was cleaning up the mess from it when she asked him not to do it in the first place. In her frustration she said, ‘I wonder how it would be if I was in charge of our marriage.’ That statement sparked the first stirrings.
3. Is there any part of the writing process that you find particularly challenging and why?
I think it’s pretty difficult making all the men different. I take a lot of time on details with my male characters. Their physical appearance, personality quirks, pet peeves, even love making style because I don’t want my readers to say, ‘this guy is just like so and so in that other book Dana wrote.’
4. How do you go about developing your characters? Do you normally start with a character or the plot?
I start with plot. Once I know the beginning, the middle and the end I figure out what type of person is needed to make that happen and the character comes to life.
5. What does your writing space look like, and do you have a view?
My desk could clearly be described as organized chaos. LOL I have everything I need nearby. Even though I have stuff everywhere and it looks crazy, I know where everything is.
6. What do you like doing besides writing and reading? Is it dangerous?
Oh no! No adrenaline junkie here. I’m a movie goer. If I miss it in the theater I make sure I get it when it comes to dvd.
And now, a question from Dana: What’s your favorite kind of leading man? What’s his personality like? What does he look like? Do you only read books with this type of man?
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Could you make the switch from dutiful, submissive wife to paddle wielding queen bee to save your marriage?
Sonja Winters was enjoying the good life with a great job and being married to the man of her dreams. As she prepared to celebrate their seven year anniversary she came across a secret that her husband had been keeping from her that would alter the course of their marriage forever.
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