Donna Grant is to dragons, druids, fae, and warriors what J.R. Ward is to vampires. She is an author whose imagination knows no end, and we wait patiently for each and every installment.
Our very own Dayreader Donya was able to catch up with Donna and was able to ask her some of our favorite questions. You know, here at Dayreader Reviews, we don't always go for the same old questions - we want the fun ones to be answered.
Donna G: I can’t watch scary movies. I’m talking the real stuff like Amityville Horror and The Omen and all those new ones like that. Monster movies I can handle. But the real stuff? Nope. I won’t sleep for weeks.
Donya: I've read all of the your books and I love the names of some of the characters - take for example Fallon or Isla or Rhi or Con. How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?
I choose names based on what “fits” the characters. Often I’ll have a list of names I like and go through, imagining the character to see which one works. Sometimes, if I’ve had the name used but not really touched on the character since he/she was secondary, I fit the character to their name. Both ways are fun!
Donna G: Mighty D!
Donya: Which cartoon character best represents your personal philosophy?
Donna G: A minion. I love the minions!
Donya: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Donna G: Teleportation. No more security lines, no more plane rides, no more motion sickness.
Donya: Your books are so detailed that I would love to see them on a movie screen. If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Donna G: I don’t know. That’s a very good question. I’d probably choose actors who aren’t huge names in the business.
Donya: If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be?
Donna G: Luke Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Robert Downy, Jr.
Donya: Of all of the Gilligan's Island characters, I am most like (and tell us why):
Donna G: MaryAnn. She’s a little silly, smart, and sexy without being over the top.
Donya: What childish things do you still do as adult?
Donna G: Play hide and seek with my dog. Chase the kids around the house. Scare the kids (as often as I can!) Dance around the house with music blasting.
Donya: If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
Donna G: Absolutely nothing! lol
Donya: Have you ever gone cow-tipping?
Donna G: Lmao. Oddly enough, yes. Though I never would tip over the poor cows.
Donya: Can you fake any accents?
Donna G: No. But my son can do British, Scottish, and Australian without missing a beat!
Donna G: I’m still in the Dragon King world writing the next book!
Donya: You’ve created so many magical characters and creatures in your books. If you could choose to have just one come to life for a day, which one would it be?
Donna G: Hands down that would be Con. I’d want to see him in human form as well as dragon form.
Donya: Who is your favorite character that you’ve created (good or bad) and why?
Donna G: Hmm…that would be Rhi. Because I knew the moment she stepped on the pages that she was going to be something special. She starts out with a seemingly perfect life, but you learn quickly that it’s anything but. She has a very long journey still ahead of her. And I can’t wait to see where she takes me next.
Donya: Do you have an author who has inspired you?
Donna G: Every author I’ve ever read has inspired me in some way. So I would have to say all of them.
Thank you so much for joining us today. It was such a pleasure interviewing you and we can't wait for the next installment of this wonderful and unique series!
Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.
Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.
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