Saturday, April 23, 2011

Get to Know the Author: Danielle Thorne

Welcome to Danielle Thorne! Danielle is an author of sweet romances, both historical and contemporary. (And I hear through the grapevine she might even be working on a fantasy. Talk about versatility!)

JDP: Thank you for joining us today, Danielle. Did your mother read to you as a child?

Danielle: I don’t remember my mother reading to me, but she always supplied me with the best books. Even in my teen years she made sure I was exposed to Wuthering Heights and other classics. She loved to show me old movies based on fiction.

JDP: Do you remember a favorite book from your childhood?

Danielle: My favorite childhood memory is of enjoying The Great Brain series by John Fitzgerald. I dearly loved those books.

JDP: Whoa! I thought you said The Great Britain series there for a moment. I got really excited to find out what that was! LOL! The Great Brain sounds intriguing, too. I’ll have to check that out. Name a favorite author as an adult.

Danielle: Patrick O’Brian of the Master and Commander series. He was a genius.

JDP: And clearly had no little influence on your choice of writing subgenre. J Share a book you’ve read multiple times.

Danielle: It sounds cliché, but Pride and Prejudice stays in my room. I read it a few times a year. It’s like going home to me. A sweet familiar escape when I am feeling blue.

JDP: Oh, I love those kinds of books that feel like “home” when you read them! Now, a very important question: Kindle, Nook, or good old hard copy?

Danielle: Sony eReader! But I’d love to have a Kindle.

JDP: Looks like I need to widen that question a bit to include Sony eReaders! What’s your favorite place to read?

Danielle: Curled up on the couch and on road trips. (I don’t get car sick. Freak of nature.)

JDP: My sister was a freak of nature like that. I was always jealous. What are your three favorite reading genres.

Danielle: Romance, Historical, Adventure/Espionage

JDP: What’s the last book you read?

Danielle: One Hundred Candles by Mara Purnhagan. It’s a YA Paranormal, and it was super.

JDP: What are you’re reading now?

Danielle: Echoes the Drum by Nancy Lindley-Gauthier.

JDP: What’s next on your reading list?

Danielle: I just bought these books: Sabotage by Anne Patrick; Texas Promise by Celia Yeary; No Other by Shawna Williams; Final Deception by PI Barrington. Next on my list are two books: Loyalty’s Web by Yours Truly (JDP: Uh-oh!); Lab Partners by Larry Hammersley

JDP: What you would like to read more of? (author, genre, etc)

Danielle: Honestly I love many genres. I just wish I had more time to read. I’ve yet to sit down with Georgette Heyer’s collection.

JDP: Ooo, ooo, ooo! Georgette Heyer! (Jumping up and down.) You’re in for a treat when you read her books! :-) Share a favorite book that you’ve read in the last 12 months.

Danielle: I really enjoyed Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It’s a brilliant play on YA fantasy. I want to have fun when I read. The Percy Jackson series is fun!

More about Danielle! : Danielle Thorne freelanced for online and print magazines from 1998 through 2001, adding reviewing and editing to her resume. She has published poetry, short fiction and novels. She is the author of sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary.

Danielle currently writes from south of Atlanta, Georgia. She was the 2009-2010 Co-Chair for the New Voices Competition for young writers, is active with online author groups such as Classic Romance Revival and EPIC and moderates for The Sweetest Romance Authors at the Coffee Time Romance boards. Danielle reviews for online review sites and edits for two publishing houses and Romance Junkies. She has four sons with her husband, Rob. Together they enjoy travel and the outdoors. Learn more about Danielle by visiting her website, blog, or Facebook.

Books by Danielle Thorne:

By Heart and Compass
Turtle Soup
Josette (New)
Southern Girl, Yankee Roots (New)
The Privateer (Newest)

Summary of The Privateer: The reign of piracy is over in the Caribbean, or so it’s believed until diamonds are discovered in Brazil. Despite the cover-up, Captain Julius Bertrand begins to hear whispers. The Spanish guardacostas are dumping log books, and a new French pirate is on the prowl. Distracted by an avaricious woman he could never love, and the beautiful Kate O’Connell who doesn’t need him, he tries to untangle the web of mysterious cargo someone in the New World wants kept secret. When Bertrand’s pirating past returns with the explosive force of a sweeping broadside, he finds he must sacrifice everything his respectable life has brought him, in order to save what matters most.

1 comment:

EnglishRose said...

I really like Danielle's books. I just reviewed her book, Josette and am looking forward to reading By Heart and By Compass. This one looks good too.