Today Lovely Books Shines The Author Spotlight On…
D.L. Carter was decanted from her incubation pod in the outback of Australia many decades ago. This terrifying event was closely followed by shrieks of “there, there it goes. Hit it with a brick!”
These valiant attempts to correct the existence of D.L. were, unfortunately, unsuccessful and she now resides in New Jersey, US., in a box with her toys, two human beings and four cats.
How long have you been writing? When did you decide to become an author?
I didn’t decide. The many people in my head insist on their story being told.
How do you find inspiration?
I start with a “what if” statement and allow my sick and twisted imagination to go walking.
How do you go about writing a book? Do you have any schedule, tricks or tips to share?
I write every day. I go to a place where I will not see anything distracting – a coffee shop – put on headphones and write. I don’t care if it makes sense I must get the words out. Eventually I will go back and edit but initially I have to have the story on the page.
What kind of books do you read? Who is your favorite author?
Dr Seuss is my fav author of all time. Sir Terry Prachett has my undying admiration.
What are you currently working on?
A space opera that combines the best parts of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
SuperStomach so I could eat chocolate and not gain weight.
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what kind of music?
Yes and No. I have music on but I don’t listen.
Who is your favorite villain?
If you had to pick between receiving a million dollars today, or $1000 a month for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
If you could take anyone out for coffee, dead, alive, or fictional, who would it be?
Godzilla. He looks like he needs a cup of coffee and a good cupcake.