Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dina Silver's writing is pure gold...plus a book giveaway

Interview by Tracey Meyers

We are thrilled to have Dina Silver back at CLC today. Melissa A loved her latest novel, No Time to Blink (reviewed here). Lucky for you, Dina has TWO signed paperbacks to give away!

Dina Silver is an author, a wine drinker, a lover of cheese fries, and an excellent parallel parker.

She is the author of five other books: The Unimaginable, Kat Fight, Finding Bliss, Whisper if You Need Me, and One Pink Line, which was chosen as a 2012 Top Title by IndieReader and was a finalist in their 2012 Discovery Awards.

Dina lives with her husband, son, and twenty-pound tabby cat in suburban Chicago where she also works as a realtor. When she's not writing books or selling homes, she's likely watching Netflix or wandering the aisles of her local grocery trying to decide what to make for dinner.

Visit Dina online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram


Synopsis:
Catherine Clarke defied her family’s expectations when she married Gabriel, a handsome Lebanese businessman. After moving to Gabriel’s homeland and welcoming a baby daughter, Catherine knew she had to acclimate herself to the strange new world. Yet both her husband and her surroundings became more volatile and threatening than she could have ever imagined.

When Gabriel forbids her to return to the States, Catherine devises a plan to deceive him, but she vastly underestimates how far he will go to punish her. And after her daughter, Ann Marie, is abducted and taken deep into the mountains of Beirut—protected by family, culture, and law—the only thing on Catherine’s side is the fierceness of a mother’s love. She’s prepared to move heaven and earth to find her child.

Told from alternating points of view—that of a daughter whose past is a mystery and of a mother with painful secrets to share—this profoundly moving story of impossible risks will resonate with anyone whose love has no boundaries.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)


Do your books have connections between them or do they stand on their own?
They all stand on their own, with a small exception. One Pink Line and Finding Bliss have crossover characters. Chloe, the protagonist in Finding Bliss, is a small character in One Pink Line. She was a friend of Grace’s, and so readers get a glimpse of Grace and her mom Sydney in the future.

How do you develop your characters?
I almost always have a real person in mind when I develop my characters. And while it may not be someone I know personally, I like to draw from experience. It could be anyone from a friend or family member, to someone I’ve met at the store or my son’s school. It’s fun to take actual mannerisms and put them on paper. Once I have my “subject,” I usually make a list of everything from their physical attributes to their eating habits.

What is one of your writing quirks?
I save my work constantly! Almost after every sentence or so. I’m doing it right now! I do it so often I don’t even realize it sometimes. I lost some writing once, because my computer froze and Word quit out on me, and I was devastated. Now I’m a complete spaz about saving whatever document I’m working on.

Describe your dream home?
Santa Barbara, California, overlooking the ocean. A sprawling ranch with a huge, partially covered outdoor patio, where the outside living space feels like a natural extension of the interior. And a hoard of cats running around.

Do you believe in ghosts?
Not really.

What makes you smile?
Cat memes.




Thanks to Dina for chatting with us and sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends February 13th at midnight EST.

19 comments:

Melanie Backus said...

My grandchildren make me smile.

Janine said...

Cat memes definitely make me smile too. My cats' silly antics do too. Plus, the smell of new clothes at the mall.

Rebekah Martin said...

Cats, in general, make me smile. I was cuddling mine before work and debating whether or not I really needed this job....yeah. I do. Unfortunately. ;-)

susieqlaw said...

My nieces and nephews make me smile.

rhonda said...

Our new grandson Issac makes our day😁

Suburban prep said...

Waking, A day with my husband

traveler said...

My grandchildren make me smile everyday.

Lori Frazier said...

Good book and happy family....two of my favorite things that make me happy, therefore SMILE��

Jennifer said...

Watching my 5 year old laugh!

Elisabeth said...

Watching my husband and our little girl playing together.

Bonnie K. said...

Seeing my grandson always makes me smile as well as my own children. When another person smiles at me, I will smile in return and vice versa. Reading a good book will do it, too.

Mary Preston said...

Rain makes me smile - my garden too.

Jessica Meddick said...

Cocktails out with friends

Dianne Casey said...

My cats, Hamilton and Jefferson make me smile

Linda Kish said...

Most everything makes me smile but, especially our dogs do.

bn100 said...

family

Tatum Rangel said...

A good song makes me smile.

Lesley McIntosh said...

My grandchildren are a lot of fun and make me smile and laugh as does our cat when he chases his tail

A. B. said...

Snow! Falling snow. Snowboarding.
My two cats. Amazing music, and singing.
Flowers.
The little, beautiful things in life.
--Ann