Good morning everyone! I want to welcome you to the 2nd part of Day 21 of the 3rd Annual Romancing September Across the World Blog Tour. If you haven’t checked out Rosie’s post from earlier, then go by https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ and get caught up.
Now on to today’s featured author, Here’s the question I asked:
What has been the biggest inspiration for your writing?
My biggest inspiration comes from my experiences and childhood. Most of my book ideas evolve from something that happened, or I witnessed in my life. In fact, the Spirit Warriors series evolved from Native American legends I learned growing up in Montana, and from the Alabama Coushatta tribe here in Texas. The adult romance books I am writing were inspired by my nursing career! I have to write about it since only my nursing friends let me tell them about my day at the office. LOL
Here’s a little bit about today’s author:
The Spirit Warriors story evolved from a short story she wrote for a college English class in the early 1990’s. The professor read it, loved it and asked her to stay after class and discuss it. During this discussion, he told her that a “dark” story like hers, that was written for older children, would be unmarketable and unsaleable. The story kept floating around in her mind. Finally, J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyers and others stepped forward with amazing “dark” stories to create a new genre called Young Adult. The time was finally right for her book. She wrote book 1 in two weeks. It took another year and a half and about a 150 queries all with an “not interested” for her to find a publisher. She found Booktrope and as they say, it’s all history.
Todays featured book is “The Burning – Spirit Warriors”. If you haven’t checked out the her book, then here’s a little about it and where to find it.
“Do you want to spend your life like Golden Flower pining away for the love you lost? Can you imagine how hard it is to be left behind when everything you loved has left?” ––Emmeline Rima Belrose, The Burning (Book 3)
In the third book of D.E.L. Connor’s magical coming of age Spirit Warriors series, Emmeline and her friends find themselves still reeling from the loss and pain caused by the evil spirit, machayiwiw- but the danger is far from over. As Emme, Charlie, Bets, Ollie, Jack and their beloved Spirit Animals prepare for the final battle against the machayiwiw, Emme struggles with a battle within her own heart. She longs for the beauty and softness she feels around Charlie, but she can’t deny the burning passion that consumes her with Jack. Will she finally let Charlie go and give her heart to Jack?
Enthralling and passionate, Spirit Warriors brings the vibrant American West to life once again and whispers its ancient secrets of love and friendship.
I hope you enjoyed it! Keep watching for more great authors all month and don’t forget to go by Rosie’s post at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/… Let’s make it another awesome tour for 2015!
2 thoughts on “Romancing September Across the World – Day 21 – D.E.L. Connor”
I have really enjoyed the ones I’ve read in this series so far.
Congrats on your YA fantasy series, Della! Can’t wait to hear more about your adult romances, too.