Doranna‘s quirkiness of spirit has led to an eclectic publishing journey since that her first award-winning novel, spanning genres over 40 publisher novels to include mystery, SF/F, action-romance, paranormal, franchise, and a slew of essays and short stories, and now combining those ongoing releases with joyful new indie efforts.
Beyond that, mostly she still prefers to hang around outside her New Mexico mountain home with the animals, riding dressage on her Lipizzan and training for performance sports with the dogs. She doesn’t believe so much in mastering the beast within, but in channeling its power. For good or bad has yet to be decided…
The News Editor asks Doranna some some irrelevant and whimsical questions:
What is your next book about?
Depends on whether you mean my next frontlist book (Claimed by the Demon, which is out this month with Harlequin Nocturne and is a tremendously fun paranormal series to write–the Demon Blade series, in which our heroes find themselves bonded to demon blades in search of redemption, which would be a lot easier for everyone if they weren’t actually still actively causing trouble). Or the next small press, which will be out any time now from Foxacre and is the second of my Dale Kinsall & Sully Beagle mystery series. Or the next independent project, which will be my first original through BVC and will finish the Reckoners trilogy once published by Tor.
What is your favorite color?
Blue. But not BLUE blue. Slate blue and cool dark blues and indigos–the ones that paint the sky halfway between sunset and darkness.
What do you see when you look out your office windows?
South window: Paddock, two-stall shedrow barn, and DuncanHorse turning his head to the breeze. Duncan is a 22yo Lipizzan gelding acquired as a 4yo with the yenta help of BVC member Judy Tarr, and he has formed my life in many ways. The barn is surrounded by acres of cedar/juniper/pinyon with an agility practice yard tucked in,and bordered by an rather immense arroyo.
West window: A narrow strip of back yard occupied by a few limited pieces of dog agility contact equipment and more transition forest, over the steep drop of Arroyo Minor and then on to Arroyo Major, where I spent a lot of time tracking with the dogs. Cedar Crest is a steeply rising feature of the Sandia foothills about half a mile east, and then the Sandias Mountains fill most of the western sky and make some really awesome sunsets.
But I don’t like it here much or anything.
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