Friday, October 29, 2010

Author interview: Dawn Dyson

Tell us a little bit about your novel, Bella Maura.

Bella Maura is actually a five-year-old girl with a unique spiritual gift of intercession. The novel is about how her parents unconventionally come together to help her foster those gifts. It depicts the challenges they face to provide a safe avenue for her just-beginning life.

Where do you find your inspiration for writing?

My writing is a form of prayer, or communication with God, in a lot of respects. I give Him all the credit. I also gather inspiration from music, nature, good movies, travel and just plain daydreaming.

The cover of your novel is gorgeous. Did you have any input into the design? What does it mean?

Thank you. It is original. I chose it from three possible covers submitted by my publisher, Creation House. Justin Evans designed it and it abstractly represents the renewing of one's mind (much like the process of caterpillar to butterfly) in order to pray. The mind must be spiritually renewed in order to know how to pray effectively, as is illustrated in many ways though out the novel.

Where can readers find you online?

Anything else you'd like to share with us? Bella Maura is Book One of the Beautiful Justice series. The follow-up book, Justice Quinn is due to be released in 2011. Thank you for the opportunity to be interviewed!

Dawn Dyson lives with her husband on a farm in Nebraska and has degrees in both Animal Science and Education. She currently serves as the farm's office manager, but writing is her primary passion. She describes her writing as a God-given gift and strives to incorporate Christian themes throughout each of her works. She encourages others to find their passion in life, link it with God's and then share it with the world.

It's giveaway time!

Leave a comment for Dawn between now and Wednesday (include your email address if it's not in your profile) and I'll pick a winner next week.

If you'd like to chat with Dawn, she's hosting a special online discussion Halloween night from8-11pm Central time on Facebook and Book Blogs.


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