Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Firsts with... Dominique Eastwick

The first five sentences of...

“So you are really going through with it?”

Lady Elizabeth Hamilton looked at her lady’s maid in the mirror as if she had lost her marbles. “Anna, you told me I should do this.”

“Now, told might be a bit strong, my lady. I need to be convinced that you have your heart and head set. Because once you do this, there is no going back.”

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What was the first romance you ever read?
I wish I could remember the name it was in the 80’s and was a Harlequin Presents. To say it had an effect on me would be an understatement. The heroine’s name was Dominique--it’s why I took Dominique as my pen name.

Tell me about the first novel you ever wrote? What ever happened to it? 
Okay the first I ever wrote or the first I completed. The first ones I wrote were done in a round robin between me and a friend of mine, she would write a paragraph I would write a paragraph. Those ended up in the dumpster…so wish I had kept them now. The first one I finished was a historical about a 1000 pages long, filled with every single rookie mistake one could make. Head hopping, telling, repetition…I think you get the drift; at the moment it sits on my hard drive waiting. Recently those characters have started screaming they want another chance. Might be time to dust them off and see if I can save them.

What’s the first thing you do when you sit down each day to write? 
I turn off the internet. I can’t write if the internet is on. I have a serious case of ADD so when I write I…oh look--shiny. I think you get the point.

Even more about Dominique
Dominique Eastwick grew up a US Navy Brat, so if there was a Naval base that was probably home. She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two children, crazy lab and lazy cat.

Dominique's love of reading started when she was told to read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in high school. A book that opened her eyes to the joys of reading and entering into the world of the author. To this day she ranks this book as her favorite.

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  1. That Internet is SOOOO distracting! Great interview, Dominique. Can't wait to read The Duke and the Virgin!