|D. L. Sparks, Author
RBC: How did you become a writer?
D. L.: My writing evolved out of my love of reading. I've always loved to read so becoming an author was a natural progression for me.
RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?
D.L.: Everywhere! LOL! My characters are mashups of bits and pieces of different characteristics that I've noted over time. And of course it depends on their role in the book. I may study a certain professional more if I have that profession depicted in my book.
RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
D.L.: I am hoping my readers will find a sense of growth and hope in all my works. All my characters, even my secondary characters, are going through something. I want the readers to be able to relate on some level.
RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
D. L.: It would probably be about the lack of attention given to women of color who go missing whether kidnapped or otherwise.
RBC: Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?
D.L.: I don't really have one I guess. I write in spurts. Whenever I get an idea I jump up and get rolling. I do usually know my endings before I start.
RBC: What is your favorite genre of books?
D.L.: I love romantic suspense with a law enforcement/crime element. I guess that's why I write in that genre.
RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?
D.L.: Avid. I am currently reading Kill Alex Cross now and just asked Santa for a Kindle Fire.
RBC: What are two things you want your readers to know about you?
D.L.: I am very shy but also love to have a good laugh.
RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
D.L.: Stephen King. I love the way his mind works and would like to know how his process is for working a story. He is an icon to me.
RBC: What is or was your dream job?
D.L.: I'm doing it. I love to create. I love writing.
RBC: What new projects are you working on?
D.L.: Between Friends comes out 12/27 and I am working on my next novel which will also be romantic suspense.
RBC: Where can readers find you?
On Twitter: @dlsparks and on Facebook: http://m.facebook.com/D.L.Sparks
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