Exclusive Interview with

Daphne McDonagh

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When did you start writing?

I wrote my first chapter for a collaborative book in 2018.

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What makes writing your passion?

I write the truth and I am passionate about helping people and animals heal from the trauma in their lives. It fills my hear with joy when I hear that I have inspired them to not give up.

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How long have you been writing?

I have been writing all my life. As a child I loved to write poetry.

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What was the feeling when you published your first book?

When I published my first book back in October of 2021 I was proud of myself that I accomplished a goal I set out to do.

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What’s the story behind your choice of characters?

The story behind the choice of the characters in my book are all 100 % real people that have walked with me on my journey of life.

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What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?

I would have to say the thing that annoys me the most about pursuing a writing career is the time and dedication it takes to initially write the book as well as figuring out the best way to market and sell copies.

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How do you get over the “writer’s block”?

I choose to step away from my lap top to get over writes block. I found that if I went to do something that inspired me that would help me get my writers juices flowing again.

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We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?

The support in my life is what helped me to keep going. I had an amazing editor/publisher. My advice would be people want to hear your story so please tell it and make sure to get a great editor publisher.

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If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?

If I could go back and talk to my younger self I would say "This is all going ot be worth it. Trust me, I realize this doesn't make any sense right now but believe me you will be grateful with the end result.

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Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?

Yes I read my book reviews. I have been blessed to not have any bad ones. I have however had people tell me things they did not like about the book. I thank them for sharing their feedback and know that it is an opinion based on where they at at in their lives and I choose not to hang onto it.

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What is the feeling when you get a good review?

Gratitude and delight. I am grateful that someone took the time to read my book and delighted that they enjoyed it.

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Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

Yes You Do You id 100 % all about me and my life.

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Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?

I am the main character in the book. Yes I based it all on me and my life experiences.

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What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?

Yes I think the cover is as important as the story. I had a dear friend take the picture for my book cover.

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Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?

Yes I love to connect with my readers.

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How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?

I feel honored when people appreciate my work and recognize me in public.