It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to D.C. Gomez, author of Death’s Intern.
About D.C. Gomez:
D. C. Gomez is a USA Today Bestselling Author, Podcaster, speaker, and coach. Born in the Dominican Republic, she grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. D. C. studied film and television at New York University. After college she joined the US Army, and proudly served for four years.
One of D. C.’s passions is helping those around her overcome their self-limiting beliefs. She writes both non-fiction as well fiction books, ranging from Urban Fantasy to Children’s Books.
About Death’s Intern:
A talking cat, a boy genius, missing people, and an untrained Intern for Death. What could possibly go wrong?
Did that really happen?
There’s no way Death offered me a job. I’m a musician that makes her living as a waitress, with absolutely no training in the supernatural world. This is all a very bad dream.
But Bob has been kidnapped, and I can’t possibly lose the only friend I have.
Bob, you’d better be alive. Because if I just gave my soul to Death for nothing, I will personally kill you. Not to mention, it seems Death’s Interns have fairly short life expectancies.
God, don’t let me die.
* Death’s Intern is book one in the humorous Urban Fantasy Series The Intern Diaries. Isis Black is thrown into a supernatural world she didn’t know existed, and learns the hard way the Horsemen are real. Her world will never be the same. If you love quirky characters and action-packed adventure with lots of sass, dive in now!
Author Interview with D.C. Gomez:
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- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Writing truly energizes me. When I’m working on a story, I feel like a kid in a candy store. I can’t wait to share the world with my friends and readers.
- Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
In my opinion it is very hard to create an original story. The major arcs of all stories have already been created. But we can all create a unique storyline based on a familiar tale. As a storyteller, my job is to take my readers on a journey and introduce them to people and place that they can connect with.
- Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
For my urban fantasy books, they all take place in the same universe. While the stories take place in different locations, they are all still connected by some character from series to series.
- What is your favorite childhood book?
My favorite book growing up was Dr. Seus’ “The places you would go.” I was determined to never get stuck in the Waiting Place. That has always been a fear of mine, just to get stuck and never move forward.
- What time of the day do you usually write?
I’m a morning person, and find myself being more creative early in the morning. When I’m working on a new project, I prefer to write between seven and ten in the morning. Once the stories are developed, I can write anytime, but those initial chapters are usually done early in the day.
- How do you do research for your books?
Many of my books are Urban Fantasy or alternative history. I worked really hard in creating settings that are as close to the real ones as possible. Google Earth has become my best friend when it comes to research locations. It’s amazing how powerful that internet has become and everything you can find without leaving your home.
- Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Constantine, the 5000 year old talking cat from the Intern Diaries, is probably my favorite. He is so much fun to write. Constantine says the things most people would never dare, he doesn’t apologize for who he is and is not afraid to take charge. Besides, he is a talking cat, pretty much he knows he is in charge.
- Where can readers purchase your books?
Anyone looking for my books can find them on Amazon. Right now, my Intern Diaries series is on Kindle Unlimited. I totally encouraged any reader on KU to take advantage of it.
- How many plot ideas are just waiting to be written? Can you tell us about one?
My mind is always going. Right now I have 3 different series that are getting ready to be released this year. One is based on Eric, a side character in the Intern Diaries series. He is a witch, a former cop, who has been recruited by the headquarters of witches to find the people who betrayed them. This one is a bit more steamy than what I normally write, but the characters really brought that out.
To learn more about D.C. Gomez, here’s where you can find her:
- Website: www.dcgomez-author.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcgomez.author
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/dc.gomez
- BookBub: www.bookbub.com/authors/d-c-gomez