Dusty lives in California with her two children who keep her very busy. She has superpowers, but doesn't like to talk about them, frequently bemoans the fact that she doesn't have See's candy stock, thinks taking care of yourself is a way of life and not just a fad, and tries to live each day with the motto that you only get one life to live, so live it well, and live it to the fullest.
An avid watcher of movies and reader of books, she frequently wishes for sudden martial arts prowess to spontaneously reside within her body, that the owners of an awesome beach house would just randomly hand her the keys, and that the car 'Kit' from Knight Rider was tucked snugly into her garage. She loves to hear from her readers, and encourages them to contact her with questions, and to please leave a review for her books. She promises she won't bite. Much. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Linkdin, and her blog.
What made you want to become a writer?
I love words, and the way they come together to form these amazing stories that take me to a different time and place. I wanted to be a part of that, and to touch peoples lives in the same way that many writers have touched mine.
What's the hardest part of writing?
Being disciplined. Writing when you don't feel good, or you're tired, or blah or in a bad mood. Writing when the demands on your time exceed 24 hrs in a day. And the most difficult of all . . . continuing to write even when you feel that what you're writing is crud. It's understanding that good books take time, and that first drafts are only a starting point.
You're favourite books/authors?
I have so many that it's hard to list them all. A few of my current favourites are Lynn Kurland, Colleen Houck, and Becky Wade.
About the books!
You can find all of Dusty's stories in The Chronicles Of Shadow And Night series on Amazon here - book 1 -
A prophecy of murder.
An elf hunted by dragons.
One man that risks everything to save her.
Nachal is a human that should not be having prophetic Dragon Dreams. But he does. Every night he dreams of an elf running through flames, trying in vain to outrun the Rebel Dragon Obsidian. Every night he sees her fall. Sees her eyes close. Feels her heart as it slows, and then stops. Every night, through the connection of the dream, he dies with her. It's a spiral that he can't control, and it's slowly driving him insane.
Auri is an elf raised by a powerful human king not of her own blood. Left behind by the mother who perished far from the elven isle El`dell, she seeks to forge her life among the humans. Secrets lie in the wake of tragedy, and she must leave to find the answers. Her journey takes her to the land of her heritage. To a place that holds both a haunting betrayal, and a miracle that just might save her life.
Liran is the commander of the most elite fighting force on Terradin. A select few, known only as the the Watchers, search with ever increasing fervency for the turn of the tide. The queen of power that will save them all from utter annihilation.
Together, they become embroiled in a conspiracy where destinies are intertwined, love is born in the fallout of ultimate sacrifice, and the only path to victory lies through the searing flames of dragon fire.
Book 2 -
"There is an ancient prophecy," he said. "It speaks of the White Queen. She is said to have a bond with life and the lands that has not been yet seen. With this, she will end the war for the final time, and heal the lands forever. She will bring peace back to Terradin. Tied in with the prophecy of the White Queen and the great war . . . is the prophecy of the two men that she will love. She must choose one of them," he whispered. "If she chooses wrong, she will die. If she dies, all of Terradin dies with her."
Having barely escaped from the Plains of Fire with her life, Auri follows the pleas of her father and sets out for the safety and knowledge of the Dragon Masters. Once there, she hopes to immerse herself in their training and become the decisive edge that Terradin needs to stop Obsidian and his Rebels. But before her journey has even truly begun, someone dear to her is ripped away from her. Reeling from the loss, and with Terradin growing ever darker around her, she is forced to make a terrible decision that will have lasting repercussions. Does she cling to what once was? Or does she reforge herself anew like the fabled phoenix, and rise from the ashes to burn brighter than ever before.
Book 3 Part 1 -
"I can fly, you know," she said absently. Quietly. Her mind had become numb; as empty and disconnected as the rest of her felt.
"I know," he whispered.
"If I could fly, I could go back home again."
The guard was silent for a long time as he continued to feed her. Finally, he whispered, "Why don't you fly then?"
She looked at him, her eyes as guileless as a child's, her mouth trembling in pain. "Because I can't find my wings."
It was only when her head was slumped against the wall, and her eyes refused to open again that she heard him say, "Then you won't ever go back home again."
Part one in the explosive conclusion to The Chronicles of Shadow and Light!
As the winding up days of the great and final battle commence, old alliances come to the fore, new alliances are strengthened, and their world of shifting light and dark becomes more hopeful as the numbers of the Luminari and those that follow the Dragon-King Cerralys continues to grow stronger. And then suddenly the unthinkable happens, and Auri discovers a secret so brutal that it shatters everything she knows. Before the end is come, before the final battle-horn knells and the fire of dragons descends, she must somehow find the courage to be the White Queen of elven prophecy, the strength to face the darkest shadows of Terradin, and the graces to heal that which seems irreparably broken. For herself, and for those that she just can't live without.
I will be uploading my review of the first book soon! It is amazing! I love fantasy!