D.K. Lawsan lives in a vintage-y town in the Ozark mountains. When she isn’t spending her time watching Frozen for the billionth time or horribly assisting in math homework, she writes. Wife, mother, human handkerchief and trashy romance writer.
1. Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
Fighting Attraction is the first in a mini-series. The story takes place in New York City through the eyes of Ella, a young woman with a new business in interior design. She's just been dumped by her longtime boyfriend and her best friend Cara decides to take her along to an underground fighting circuit to help her get out of her breakup funk. Ella ends up meeting the tall, dark and mesmerizing Grayson, who ends up shaking up her entire existence with just a chance encounter and his dazzling blue eyes. He's rich, powerful, cocky and entirely wrong for Ella - but, as she finds herself getting more and more intertwined with Grayson and his life, she finds it more and more difficult to resist temptation. She knows he's wrong for her, but it feels so right.
2. Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I have. I used to write short stories when I was a little girl and give them as gifts to my parents. The stories were terrible, but my imagination was wild and I would come up with all kinds of crazy tales that I just had to record. As I got older I always wanted to start writing again. Whether it's poetry or creating a story, I love the feel of putting words on paper and bringing life to them.
3. Who inspires you?
I am inspired by strong women and I think it's important to uplift and congratulate other women. For me, it's so inspiring to see women like E.L. James and Sylvia Day dominate the book world with stories and feelings that women are judged differently for having, rather than a man. It's encouraging to have other women flip society the bird and allow the rest of us to follow suit.
4. Who are some of your favourite authors?
I love and adore J.K. Rowling and Sharon Bolton. But I'm also a big fan of the two Sylvias - Sylvia Plath and Sylvia Day. I'm pretty eclectic in my reading and I think it shows through with the wide range of authors I love.
5. What do you do when you're not writing?
When I'm not writing I'm usually reading, chasing my two kids or rolling my eyes at my husband. I'm very much into folk music and usually am trolling the internet for music festivals to attend. Life is crazy in my household and I try to enjoy every second of it!