I am instituting a new feature of my blog. On a regular basis, it will be my pleasure to welcome a guest whose own writings or words in the form of answers to interview questions will be the major content of the postings.
Today it is my pleasure to introduce Dominique Goodall, a young author currently living in London, England whose acquaintance I have made through an association of authors, editors, publishers, etc. on Facebook called Master Koda. The members of the group offer one another support in promoting their books, as well as in just about every other aspect of life.
Dominique, welcome, and thank you for this opportunity to present you to my readers:
Thank you, Linda. Before I tell you all what started off the amazing book that I’ve written, let me tell you something about myself first. My name is Dominique Goodall, and I…I am a wolf addict. It’s something I admit to freely, as one should when they know they have a problem, but unlike other people, I don’t just admit to my addiction, I drown myself in it frequently. I rarely go out without finding something new to buy that I know will sooth the little wolf, howling inside my heart.
If you were to walk into my room, you’d find yourself in the midst of a wolf paradise. I have numerous statues, ornaments, pictures, plaques, plates, slate images and even teddies. I am smothered in tattoos and planning a lot, lot more. I even paid out ££££’s to get a dog that looked like a wolf, just so I could feel more at home.
Therefore, is it such a shock to discover that Echoes of Winter is not only a book about wolves but was also inspired by wolves? Everything about the book features wolves, in various states of being and in many different lights. They are helpless, weak and yet strong, an adversary and proud pack-mate.
Now for what really started Echoes of Winter off, other than the wolves which rule my life from such hidden depths.
I was watching a program about dogs and how puppies form in the womb before birth. Already an amazing program (I knew the technicalities, but I’d never actually witnessed the images that I was able to see)…they decided to delve into the depths of just how we came to have wolves at our sides in their many guises and various sizes now. I got four paragraphs down that night before the dreaded Block jumped into place.
And then the next morning, after a good night’s sleep, it had dropped back in place and left me the chance to not just write, but to have fourteen pages done that day. Once I’d hit 15,000 words, the block was back in place. I think I went sixteen months before I could write another page…and then a wonderful woman named Jennifer Don encouraged me in November 2012 to try NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
Jennifer, I really have to thank you here. We met in the most unusual of places and found a kindred spirit with each other, wolves and poetry in common. Without you, Echoes of Winter wouldn’t have been completed within the 6 months it took me to add another hundred thousand words to it and complete at least the first part of Convel’s tale. Convel, Teira…even Tikaani, the tricky minx…they would never have had their story told in full had it not been for you, the program NaNoWriMo keeping me in order so I had to write properly. (And in case you don’t know, Convel, Teira and Tikaani are characters from Echoes of Winter. All three are wolves.)
Dominique Goodall is the author of the soon to be released Echoes of Winter, book one in the “Seasons of the Wolf” series and a self-confessed wolf addict. Echoes of Winter has a tentative release date of December, 2012. She has currently been published in two anthologies by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and is currently working on becoming better known by sending manuscripts to as many different anthologies as possible. Living in the UK isn’t her ideal situation, although being close to London can be good for her ‘addiction’ to wolf stuff.
She can be found on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/DominiqueGoodallAuthor
Friended on ; https://www.facebook.com/WaterSinger
You can also like “Echoes of Winter” ; https://www.facebook.com/EchoesofWinter
And amazingly, there is even a book trailer for your viewing pleasure! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kix63EXBW50
The online exhibition of Linda Lee Greene’s artwork can be viewed at www.gallery-llgreene.com,
Information about and excerpts from Linda’s current and future books can be found at booksbylindaleegreene.gallery-llgreene.com.
By clicking onto this URL, you will be taken directly to the “buy” page of Linda’s novel, GUARDIANS AND OTHER ANGELS - http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Other-Angels-Linda-Greene/dp/1897512562/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338336762&sr=8-1