WHO IS YOUR AGENT?
My agents are the wonderful Polly Nolan (UK) and Sarah Davies (US) of the Greenhouse Literary Agency. www.greenhouseliterary.com
WHAT IS THE DEAD HOUSE ABOUT?
It's about the truth (?) behind events leading up to a tragedy, told via the diary of a girl who doesn't exist.
CAN YOU READ MY BOOK? HOW ABOUT SOME FEEDBACK?
Sorry, no! Most authors can no longer do this. But I do recommend getting some good critical feedback. If you can find a critique group, that may work for you.
CAN YOU SHOW MY WORK TO YOUR AGENT?
Unless I truly believe a manuscript is the bees knees, and that my agent will love it beyond measure, I don't give referrals. My agents are just too busy, and reading is very subjective. I'm sorry!
I'M A BLOGGER/REVIEWER! CAN I GET AN ARC OF YOUR BOOK?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK?
It really depends. Two of my books I wrote in a month (bad first drafts). The longest has taken a few years.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE THE DEAD HOUSE?
WHAT IS YOUR ACCENT? I CAN'T PLACE IT!
That's okay, most people can't! I'm a bit of a hodge-bodge because I grew up all over and moved so much. It's mostly British, with splashes of everywhere else.
HOW DO I PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME?
Dawn. Ohhhhhh, you mean my surname? Exactly like it's spelled, and with a hard "g" like "golf". Kur-tah-g-ich.
IS THE DEAD HOUSE THE FIRST OF TWO?
The Dead House has a sequel e-novella out now! It's called The Dead House: NAIDA
HOW MANY BOOKS DID YOU WRITE BEFORE THE DEAD HOUSE?
I wrote about five, although one of those books has been written more than ten times from scratch and 23 times total (I know.)
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW?
I'm busy working on three new books!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?
Tough question! I've started putting together a Pinterest board of exactly that: Books I've loved. You can find it here.
I HEARD YOU MAKE VIDEOS!
YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION!
Oops! How about you tweet it to me? I try to respond to all tweets (as of December 2014)
Dawn is a YouTuber! Her channel is called WritaholicDK. You should check it out and subscribe. She loves receiving messages and comments on her videos and it's a good place to find her skulking about.
Dawn is a liver transplant survivor. When she was 25, she received the gift of life, and now she has another chance! She uses her new life to celebrate everything beautiful, write horrifying books and make as much music as she can. She would also like to pass on the joy and zest for life she is grateful to have.
Things she finds fascinating: mirrors, corridors, oddly shaped doors, balconies, forests, the weather, siblings, stickers, post-its, outsider art, art of the insane, Henry Darger, cellos, gum-wrapper chains (she makes them), dolls, heavy ornamentation, extremisms, body modification, life, death. Everything in between. Even you!