Tuesday Author Talk

I’m happy to have debut author, Donna Steele here today! Tell us a little bit about yourself, Donna.

A little about me, well I’ve been writing my whole life and I’m finally going to let someone read it. I write science fiction/paranormal romance. Rth Rising is my first published novel. It’s being published as an eBook through Rebel Ink Press (thank you E!)


My own personal delicious hero and I are now empty nesters and love it. Money stays in my purse and we can eat what we want instead of what they want.

Who was your first author crush and why?

Geez, there were a lot – I suppose Julie Campbell who wrote the Trixie Belden books – I owned everyone of them and read them to tatters. I couldn’t wait to be 13 like she was and on my 13th birthday I got the book where she turned 14…. sigh

What was your first clue you were a writer? Was it a long journey or a short one? Have you always known?

I’ve always known – I was writing stories in first grade. I just didn’t let anyone read anything for years and years. They were just for me.

What are some of your writer-esque quirks (do you have to be in your pjs? always facing the door? Do people look at you after something funny happens and say ‘that’s going in a book, isn’t it?’)?

I don’t have an office at home. I have what my husband refers to as my “nest”. It’s a big chair and a half recliner, with everything stacked around me. That’s my most productive place to write. When I’m stuck, I do pull out a pen and pad and feel the words rather than typing them. And I ignore my husband when he wants me to “clean up” my nest.

Oh yes, my boss even makes that comment now – and he’s right.

Finish this joke: A clown, a priest and a writer all get onto an elevator…

Okay, no matter what I try I still can’t finish it. Of course, I can’t remember a punch line long enough to walk around my desk . . .


Speed round: Without giving it too much thought, pick which one you favour over the other: 

Chocolate                    or         flowers

Talk                             or         Text

Mountains                   or         Beach

Cowboy                      or         Marine

Wine                            or         Beer

Cats                             or         Dogs

Ebooks                        or         Paperbacks

Pantser                                    or         Plotter

Batman                        or         Superman

Ability to fly               or         Power to be invisible

Prius                            or         Hemmie

Follow the rules          or         Break the rules

TV                               or         Movies

NY                              or         LA

Vampires                     or         Angels

Fall                              or         Spring

Neat                            or         Messy

Werewolf                    or         Genie

Tell jokes                     or         Pull pranks

Home cooked meals    or         Go out to a restaurant


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