To read an excerpt from Exile, and the Uncaged Review, please see the August 2016 Uncaged Book Review magazine. Link below the interview.
First off, thank you Danielle for taking time to be a part of Uncaged.
1) Do you remember the first book you read and how old you were? Who and/or what inspired you to read?
The first book I can remember reading (although there might have been others) was Black Beauty. I couldn’t say exactly how old I was, according to my mother, probably not very, as I was an early reader and always had my nose stuck in a book. My mother had inspired me to be an avid reader and showed me that worlds beyond imagination lived between the pages.
Uncaged follow-up: I remember devouring horse books as a kid.
2) Who are some of your favorite authors now, and what genres do you tend to read the most?
I split my reading time between science fiction/fantasy and general fiction these days. I add a healthy dose of nonfiction in-between because there is always something more to learn. While it’s certainly hard to narrow down my list of favorite authors to just a few, I would have to say that Joanne Harris, Paula Brackston, Madeline Sheehan, Jordan K. Rose, and Mike Smith top the list.
3) Who or what influenced you to start writing?
I have been writing ever since I can remember, my first musings featured flying ponies, talking puppies and the trials and tribulations of grade school. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that I really began to start writing seriously, when I met my dear friend Myra Nour. With her support and encouragement, I took the big leap into the publishing world.
4) Are there any books/authors that you’ve read, that have influenced you as an author?
I believe that everything I read influences me as an author. From every book comes a nugget of inspiration, a technique to be learned, a style to be admired. Inspiration and influence are all around us, we have only but to look for it.
5) Where is your favorite place to write?
My favorite place to write is at the beach, with the warm sun at my back and the waves lapping at my toes. But living in the Pacific Northwest means I don’t often get to my favorite place and when I do, it’s rarely warm. I most often write in my home office surrounded by shelves of books with my dogs napping at my feet. Although, when the sun does decide to come out to play, I can often be found on the back patio, laptop in hand.
6) I really enjoyed Exile (Death Follows 1) and look forward to the continuation of the series. Do you have plans to continue this series in the near future?
I am so glad you enjoyed Exile, and yes, I have plans to continue the Death Follows series. I anticipate the second book to release this winter, with the third to follow in early 2017.
Uncaged follow-up: This is exciting news for me.
7) Besides the Death Follows series, what are you working on and what else do you have plans for in the near future?
I am currently working on Death Reader, a paranormal mystery featuring an unorthodox partnership between a homicide detective and a psychic who must work together to solve a strange murder. I have also just begun work on Starcast, a science fiction adventure that explores how individuals lives can impact the past, the present and the future.
8) What would you like to say to fans, and where can they follow you?
I would like to say thank you not only to my fans, but to book lovers everywhere, for your continued support. People are welcome to visit my website at http://danielledevon.com for more information about me and my books. I am also scheduled to launch a blog for fans of science fiction, fantasy and paranormal later this summer. So be sure to sign up for the newsletter on my website if you’d like to get in on that. I look forward to seeing you there!