7 Minutes with an Author

WELCOME Joanne Dannon!

So glad you could pop in and share a little about yourself and your writing. 

1. What is the theme of the book you are working on? 

I am currently writing a Christmas book to be launched in November 2016. I’m really excited about my story as it’s very different to what I’ve previously written. (I love Christmas stories.)

2. What was/is one of the hardest things about writing one of your books/current manuscript?  

My current release, Wanting Mr Right, was a pleasure to write. The words just flowed and it was one of the best books I’ve ever written.

There were two contributing factors to me enjoying this book so much. First, the heroine, Daisy, is outrageous and outspoken, and I just adore her. Having been my heroine’s BFF in Book 1 of the Alex Jackson series, I already knew and loved her. Second, the book is set in Hong Kong and I wrote it soon after visiting there. 

3. Because everyone always wants to know. Are you a panster or plotter?

A definite plotter. I spend quite a bit of time, before I start to write, developing my hero and heroine. I determine the GMC (Goal, Motivation and Conflict) for each and ensure it’s strong. I usually have an idea of the plot however, I do allow my characters to guide the storyline :)

4. How important are reviews to you? Do you get upset when they aren’t favourable? (Like stalk the reviewer and wish they get infested with a thousand fleas.)  

I think most writers would prefer to have only good reviews. However, not everyone will love your book. You have to take the good with the bad! 

I focus on the favourable ones and am thrilled that my readers enjoy my books. (The best way to be Joanne.)

5. How do you market your books? (Stand at the top of a building and shout buy my book?) Any events you want the reader to know about e.g. Coming appearances or signing? 

I let my readers know of my new releases via emailed newsletters and via Facebook. I occasionally will do a paid promotion with a marketing company.

6. Social Meda – Love it or hate it?  Where do you hang out the most?  Any tips to share? 

Whether you love it or hate it, in my opinion, you must be seen on social media. If it’s too overwhelming to be everywhere, just pick two and focus your energies on them.

I happen to love hanging out on Facebook and Instagram so you will find me there :) 

7. What is your favourite motivational phrase or positive saying?  

Real women help each other up, not put each other down. (True.) 

If you want to know more about Joanne you can find her here;

Website: http://joannedannon.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannedannon/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joannedannonwrites/

Current Release – Out Now 

Wanting Mr Right – Book 2 The Alex Jackson Series (Daisy’s story)

The plan was not to fall in love 

Logan Wentworth’s career means everything to him. To win a promotion and upstage his colleagues, he needs to get himself a fiancée —fast.

He asks his friend, supermodel, Daisy Roberts, the outrageous task of becoming his fake fiancée to advance his career.

Daisy’s career has plummeted—she wants to say no, but she’s in a tight spot. Logan’s request to pretend to be his fiancée has some perks. After all, he’s a hard-nosed lawyer with a body built for passion and can strike a deal with the devil and win if he chooses. And this silver-tongued devil can talk her into anything.

Logan’s strategy backfires when the promotion requires he keep his “fiancée” for real. But Daisy doesn’t want a Mr Right for now and will only settle for a Mr Right for forever.

Can Daisy prove to Logan that love is far more important than a career?

Note to Readers: Wanting Mr Right is the second book in the Alex Jackson series. Although the books in the series are stand alones, I recommend readers enjoy them in order.  

Buy links for each book are listed on their pages – http://joannedannon.com/books/


2 comments

  1. Joanne Dannon says:

    Thanks so much for hosting me :)

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