Wednesday, October 19, 2011



In the spirit of EVERY WITCH WAY BUT WICKED, today’s hotseat guest is Dale Mayer!

A prolific, multi-published writer, Dale writes romantic suspense, paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in multiple genres. She also writes nonfiction in many different fields. To find out more about Dale and her books, visit her at Or connect with her online with Twitter at and on Facebook at


R:  Hello, Dale and welcome to my lair…ah, hotseat.
D: Thanks for having me, Rocco.

R: Since I love twitter,(tweet me @RoccoBlogger) I think it would be fun to see how you would describe your latest book Twitter-style. How would you describe it in 140 characters or less?
D: As a detective hunts for a killer, being psychically connected to the victims is not a good place to be. Bodies stack up - who will survive?

R: When did you know you wanted to become a writer or have you always known?
D: I always thought I’d be a writer ‘someday’ but it wasn’t until I’d been writing full-time for several years that I considered myself a writer.

R: What was the hardest part of the writing process?
D: Learning all the bits of craft, something I’m still working on. I rarely have problems pulling together plots, characters, or themes.

R: What inspired the concept for Vampire in Denial?
D: My daughter!  Tessa, my protagonist, is similar in that she’s tall, slim, gawky and feels like she doesn’t fit into her vampire or human worlds.

R: Can you tell us a little bit about your writing environment and/or and rituals you go through before sitting down to write?
D: I’m the most blasé of writers.  I don’t have a process, ritual or need a sacred space.  I prefer to have my desk cleaned up and my plate somewhat cleaned off to prepare for the new project, but other than that, I only need a blank page.

R: What is your favorite Book or Series?
D: If we’re not talking about my own books, I love JDRobb’s Death series.  I own them all

R: If you could be a character from one of your favorite books, who would you be?  
D: Dallas from JD Robb’s Death series, because then I’d have Roarke for myself :P

R: I think you would have to fight the human on that one, heh heh.  She is a Dallas/Roarke fan too.

R: Do you listen to music while you write, if so what’s on your playlist?
D: No, I don’t - but I do watch a lot of action movies while I write – any and all kinds!

R: If there was one thought or feeling you would want readers to take away from reading your books, what would it be?
D: Satisfaction! 

R: You write both adult and YA. Which do you prefer and why?
D: I don’t have a preference.  They both satisfy different needs.  My RS are twisted and full of suspense and red herrings whereas my YAs, well, they are pure fun!  Both to read and to write.

R: and now, a little thing i like to call:

R: Shaken or stirred –
D: I wish I could say stirred, but as a single mom of four, my world is more likely to be shaken.

R: Mountains or beach
D: beach in summer and mountains for skiing!

R: Cat or dog? –
D: Cat! And preferably more than one!  (R: (APPAWS)EXCELLENT answer, BTW! Four Paws!)

R:Vampire or Shapeshifter
D:Shapeshifter – hands down!

R: Your Favorite:

Drink – coffee, preferably a latte!

Movie – Transformers

TV Show – Criminal minds

Novel – Way too many to choose from!

R: What one thing would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
D: I write and produce books in all genres, adult and YA, and nonfiction.

Many thanks, Dale, for agreeing to let a cool, cool cat interview you (wink) and now, readers, run, don’t walk, to the computer and order EVERY WITCH WAY BUT WICKED AND CHECK OUT DALE’S BOOKS!

And dont forget to keep tuning in each day - because there's a contest at the end! 3 lucky people will win a copy of EWWBW!

Tomorrow: Edie Ramer!




  1. Great interview! Dale, too funny about you watching action movies as you write. I think we get used to anything.

  2. Hi Edie,

    I think action movies makes sense in my case - it's either those or watching the action between my kids - at least with the movie I get a happy ending!