Welcome to Immortality and Beyond. Today I am pleased to introduce you to author, N. Dunham, currently on tour with Visionary Unleashed with Bewitching Book Tours.
Now that we’re settled in, let’s chat. Shall we?
BK: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always had the inspiration to write; I just never had the time to put them on paper.
BK: Please share with us how your current release came to life...
I basically had this idea of combining super natural powers with spirit animals and out popped the Visionary Trilogy!
I also have this fascination with red-tailed hawks and that was one of my inspirations for Visionary-Unleashed. Once I started writing, the characters kept dancing in my head.
BK: Do you let your characters tell the story, or do you often fight with them on the direction it will take?
The characters definitely had their own story to tell (they wouldn’t let me sleep.
BK: How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?
Well, I’m not an expert in writing. There are many talented authors out there that I admire but, I just couldn’t put this story to rest. The characters are very much real to me and this idea that Visionaries exist just wanted to be told!
BK: Which character was your favorite to write for in this story? Why?
Aislinn, my main character, was the most exciting to write. She is fun loving and immature yet beholds this inner power that she didn’t know existed. I found her courageous.
BK: Tell us about the one scene you had the most fun writing…
The end was fun to write because the truth about Aislinn’s fate pops out and it was just wild to imagine and create!
BK: If you were stranded on an island, which character in your books would you most want to be stranded with and why, and what is one thing that would be a must-have?
Good question. Well, I would love to be stranded with Sebastian. He is strong, smart, compassionate and attractive- need I say more.
And the one must-have would probably be a weapon of some sort so that you could protect yourself against predators or hunt for food!
BK: Now for a little fun, tell us a bit about what your office looks like. Do you need silence to write?
My office is my children’s play room. That is where my desk and computer is set up. And silence, is something I only know of when it is late at night. That is when most of my writing is done.
BK: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like reading, cooking, hiking, good movies and spending time with my little ones.
BK: What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
That I can’t walk past an ice cream shop without having one.
BK: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever wanted to write, or have written, even if it never reached public eyes?
BK: What is one piece of advice you can give to aspiring writers/authors?
Tell your story!
BK: What can we expect from you in the future?
Book 2 and Book 3 of the Visionary Trilogy and hopefully more y/a novels!
BK: Where can readers connect with you?
About The Author:
N. Dunham is an author, wife, mother of two children and two precocious dogs. She earned her MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in West Hartford, CT.
N. Dunham's interest in reading and writing didn't come until early adulthood. She enjoys works of many genres and has a passion for the arts.
About The Book:
Genre: YA Fantasy Fiction
Number of pages: 232
Word Count: 71,000
Sixteen-year-old Aislinn Lee Murphy accidentally unleashes her hidden ability to see things before they happen, making her a Visionary. But little does she know that this amazing gift comes with a severe price. She must never tell a soul or she risks putting herself and her family in great peril.
A Visionary is someone who has been chosen to see the future and has the benefit of having spirit animals to guide and protect them, but there is a secret agency whose sole purpose is to terminate all Visionaries and Aislinn has become their next target.
I sit on the floor and create a make-shift fort with all of the books and materials. I want to go through each and every single one. Sebastian grabs our drinks and a bag of chips and sits beside me. I am amazed and intrigued. I learn about the hawk and find out that the bird of prey I have been seeing is most likely a falcon. I was so sure that it was a hawk but I suppose the possibility of a falcon might be more probable. I learn about its messages and its meanings. He pulls up information on the internet and shows me the difference. What I am reading in the books and reading on the computer are two completely different things. The computer only gives you so much information. The material that I have in front of me is a lifetime of personal experiences that are real.