We have a special show and tell treat for you this morning! Ditter and Dawn Montgomery, writing partners and the co-authors of Foxfire are here to tell us a little bit about them and their new release. The wonder and joy of social media, I met Ditter through a Decadent Publishing book club and I am delighted to have had the opportunity to get to know her and to share their book with you. Be sure to check it out after the mini-interview!
Why Ditter? It’s an usual name to go by particularly without the last name. Can you share a little about where it comes from?
My older sister could not pronounce sister when I was born. It came out as Ditter and it stuck. Over the years it has been pronounced Didder. I started a book group and a Blog that got a lot of attention from a lot of people in high places. When I decided to write, I was going to use the name C.k. Blake, but was deterred from doing so by several different people for many reasons. The main reason being thousands knew me as DittertheGreat therefore it would be best to write under that name. Well, I was not about to write under TheGreat, so I dropped that part of it and decided on just Ditter. Hey, Cher did it 😉
In Foxfire, you have your characters trapped in an eclectic living museum–chills at the thought–what would be the great thing about being trapped there? What’s the worst?
The great thing about living in the mansion…I suppose that would be the elaborate parties and interesting people you meet. You’re surrounded by magic and illusion so it would be easy to lose yourself in wonder. The worst thing…you’re trapped, and are forced to serve even after death. Mr. Devonshire destroyed his own humanity in his search for power. Each member of his collection is unique and he will exploit them in any way possible. –(Ditter and Dawn)
If it’s not too telling, why a shapeshifting fox?
You co-wrote the book, did you find sharing the creative process allowed you to take the story to more challenging places? And how did you work? Share scenes? Etc?
How do I describe writing with Ditter? It’s a jam session of creativity and love of romance every step of the way. I’ve been writing for a long time, and have spent several years writing with and teaching others. Writing with Ditter is amazing. She balances my weaknesses with her strengths and v/v. We usually get on the phone and talk while the other writes. Skype, instant messenger, and facebook make this almost as good as sitting in the same room together. When one person is working on a tricky part of a scene, the other is thinking ahead to the next one. Our writing sessions usually last most of the morning and then again, late at night so we can spend time with our family. (Dawn)
How do I describe writing with Dawn? It was a dream come true for me. I have loved Dawn’s writing since I read Primal Hunger. I brought her in to my book group on Facebook. I beta read for her on a few of her books and naturally fell in love with them also. We were talking on the phone one night and decided to try and write a book together. It truly is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I am having an enormous amount of fun writing with her…She has so much talent and we are on the same page 90% of the time. I have nothing negative to say at all. It’s been a blessing to me from day one. (Ditter)
Who’s your favorite superhero? (and yes, I totally had to ask!)
Favorite superhero…Wolverine, hands down. Gambit is a close follow, but only b/c I’m a sucker for a sexy Cajun. If I had to pick a superhero to be…Storm, Phoenix or Catwoman. 😉 Catwoman is a superhero…sometimes. LOL. (Dawn)
Favorite Superhero- The Human Torch-Johnny Storm…No explanation necessary! *Grin*–Ditter
Book 1 in the Dark Talisman series. While each Dark Talisman is a standalone, the greatest enjoyment can be found reading the books in series order.
Magickal null Alaya Bellemore is stuck in a mansion where murder-mystery games become a little too real. Midnight encounters with a certain shape-shifting fox becomes the norm. Even the walls and doors are alive.
Shad’s been trapped for far longer than he’d care to remember. When the luscious Alaya walks into his life he finds hope beginning to burn in his heart and soul. Their passion explodes in an inferno scorching enough to temper their resolve, and Shad will stop at nothing to protect what’s his.
Can Shad help Alaya escape the clutches of an eclectic collector before she becomes part of his living museum?