I’ve read quite a few books of Donna Grant by now and also reviewed a couple here. About two years ago, I shared a holiday Q&A from her: Romance author – holiday Q&A: Donna Grant. Recently, I was able to ask her a few more questions, you will find her answers below!
Why did you choose to write romance?
“There is something amazing about romance. I’ve always been drawn to it, so writing it felt natural.”
What are three things you could not live without?
“Books, wine, and my animals”
What did you want to be when you were little?
“Actually, I wanted to be a cop.”
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
“Teleportation so I wouldn’t waste time traveling by car/boat/plane to wherever I wanted to go.”
Which writers do you look up to?
“Every author I’ve ever read has made an impact on my life, and because of that, I look up to them.”
Did you always want to be a writer?
“No, I wanted to be a dancer. Ballet was my favourite and I studied diligently to do just that. I even got invited at 13 yo to dance at the Royal Ballet in London.”
Why did you become a writer?
“Because there were stories in my head that had to be written, characters that I had to learn about.”
How long did it take you to finish your first book?
“I wrote my first book on my lunch hours at work, and it took me 4 months to complete. At that moment I knew I wanted to be a writer.”
Do you have any writing habits you’d like to share?
“I make realistic deadlines, and I keep them. I’m also adamant about making time for myself and giving my brain a break. I wrote Monday-Friday, and I sit my butt down every day and write my pages. I don’t do anything else until those pages are done.”
How do you write? On a computer, pen and paper, …?
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
“Keep reading. Stop editing and just write the book. And never give up.”