Author Spotlight: D.M. Earl
September 17, 2023 • News
CJC: How did you get started as an author and what made you want to pursue that field?
DM: I’ve always been an avid reader. My mom told me even when I was a toddler that I always wanted a book to hold onto.
When I was hitting a monumental birthday, I was talking to my husband saying how we haven’t done a lot on my bucket list. He told me to name what was on there. When I said write a book, he told me I know you can do that. And that’s when the idea for my Wheels & Hogs Garage and Connelly’s Horde was born. After the first one even though it was trying and challenging, I loved the interaction with readers and the community of authors in the book world. And here we are nine years later and I’m still doing it.
CJC: What do you find to be the most rewarding and challenging part of being an author and what hurdles have you overcome while striving towards your goals?
DM: The most rewarding hands down are the readers. Being able to touch someone anywhere in the world with your words and story is frigging awesome. The most challenging part is when I was working a 50-60 hour job and trying to write at night. Currently due to some health issues I have more time to write so I use it as my ‘fun and enjoyable’ job. I’ve had some personal losses that of course affects writing not to mention when life or mental health steps in. No matter what this is what I was meant to do.
CJC: Which novel has been your favorite to write and why?
DM: Now Christopher that’s impossible to answer. They are all my favorites in one way or another. Currently I’m deep in the Motorcycle World (MC) with my Devil’s Handmaidens MC (all female club) and my Grimm Wolves MC. Besides these two series I have my Wheels & Hogs Garage, The Journals Trilogy. And I’m working on my spinoff Running series and a new series coming soon – The Blue Sky Sanctuary. Not to mention a few stand alone stories.
CJC: For first time readers of your work, which book would you recommend?
DM: Depends on what genre they like to read. Romantic Suspense – Wheels & Hogs Garage; Dark Thriller – Devil’s Handmaidens MC; Dark Suspense and Paranormal – Grimm Wolves MC; Dark Romantic Suspense – The Journals Trilogy.
CJC: If one of your books were made into a movie, which would you select?
DM: You know it changes probably daily. Right now I’m so involved with my Devil’s Handmaidens MC that readers seem to love so we could start there. Though I love Daisy’s Darkness in my Wheels & Hogs Garage series. So at this snapshot in my life either Tink or Daisy’s Darkness.
CJC: For those looking to become an author, what advice would you give them?
DM: Never give up. Be true to yourself and your stories. And realize it takes a lot of time and work. If you are looking to become the next huge author out there remember it takes time and doesn’t happen overnight.
CJC: If you could co-write a book with any author, who would it be and why?
DM: Damn this is a hard one. I love Kristen Ashley, Devney Perry, Jill Sanders, Freya Barker, Kris Michaels and Josie Jade. So if any of them came knocking on my door let me tell you I’d open it grab them and slam and lock that door. LOL
CJC: Favorite motto?
DM: Enjoy this Ride we call Life.
CJC: What do you do to overcome writer’s block?
DM: Sometimes I step away and either read a favorite book of mine or go outside to play in my gardens, ride my motorcycle or hang with the hubby and fur babies. Depends on my mood.
CJC: In one word, how would you describe your writing style?
DM: Three words I’m chatty. Authentic and genuine.
CJC: Which do you find harder to do… writing the blurb for your story or selecting the cover?
DM: Again, that’s split right down the middle they are both difficult. I’m lucky to have the team I have because they are a huge help to me.
CJC: What is your writing process like?
DM: Well, I’m OCD in my life but in my writing, it’s hands up in the air. I don’t outline or plan each chapter. Sounds crazy as shit but I just sit in my writing cave and let the characters guide me through their story.
CJC: What new projects are you currently working on and what are your goals for the remainder of the year?
DM: Well we have Vixen releasing on September 21st. Next up is my next Grimm Wolves MC story-Fractured Hearts which releases on October 20. Finally we round up the year with another Devil’s Handmaidens MC-Glory on November 16th. If possible might try to sneak in a surprise but we will see.
CJC: Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?
DM: First off when I saw the photo of Riley Rebecca, I knew she was my Vixen. Christopher is so awesome to work with. He’s professional but also cool so he made the process so smooth and effortless. And he supports his work also. What can I say he’s a great dude.
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