1. Can you tell our readers a bit about you?
I am a mom and a grandmother, I live in the desert southwest with my hubby , 2 dogs, 1cat ,assorted birds, and the occasional son and daughter in law. You can find me much like a Lizard in the warmest or coolest spot depending upon the day.
2 .How do books get published?
A lot of hard work and someone willing to give you a chance.
3.What's your next project?
JOEL AND THE DRAGONS KEEP..it's Simone's eldest son's book..along with some other things
4.If we Googled your name what would we see?
Besides a lot of dr references my first published poem at bewildering stories issue62
5.Tell us about a unique or quirky habit of yours.
I have been known to write in the dark by night light
6.What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I need one..lol but it's write it down as it comes and 8 hours isn't unheard of
7.When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote Simone in 1997...but I have been writing since I was in kindergarten.
8. 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?
I am not sure Exactly how to answer that Simone is obviously a stand alone ..but Joel is to even though there's a lot of crossing characters they are separate stories...and I'd like to think that my body of work should include stories about everything.
9. How do you feel about ebooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing?
I will take what I can get...I mean don't get me wrong I love to pick up my book or any book and ruffle the pages there is just something about the feeling of something solid. But I understand that money is tight for people and just getting my story Into someone's hands is a joy.
10.) Where can our readers learn more about you and your book?
Wild Dreams Publishing, Facebook at D.M.Purnell author ...Machaggish Manor group I have a web page but it's not updated yet so not even a link there right now.