Interview with Donna Haley
I think I’ve always known that I wanted to write. I wrote my first full length novel at the age of 16. It was a cheesy romance novel but it was complete. Then in my mid twenties I started writing fan fiction for the Showtime Show Queer As Folk and I was invited to join a group called Moonshadow Tribe. I found people who inspired me and gave me such great critiques that I found my voice and I haven’t looked back since.
Of course I did. I wasn’t sure I had any talent for the written word but the response I got was overwhelming and it helped me to have the confidence to keep writing.
I love pretty much all genres but I do love the mystery novels a bit more.
Patricia Cornwell and Jonathan Kellerman.
Yes, I have an idea in mind that I’m trying to put down in words. I think if I can get it written it will show that I’m not just a fantasy writer.
Silly? Me? Okay, I confess, cotton candy makes me really happy.
Do you have a favorite character you have written so far?
Sunshine from Confessions of a Vampire. She’s just so complex and fun to write.
I think Sun is a bit of a reflection on myself at times. Her strength and ability to keep going comes from a place deep inside of myself. But she has an innocence about her that I don’t.
Lasagna because I can make it really well and the vegetarian version is kick ass.
I think werewolves are fascinating and at some point I’d love to have one or two in one of my books.
Currently I’m hooked on Sour Jolly Ranchers but you can’t go wrong with chocolate.
It’s going to sound odd but I’d love to go with Sunshine simply because I think it would be fun. I’d probably bring her blood, perhaps virgin blood just so she didn’t decide to kill me for being a silly human.
Never give up the dream. Write every second that you can and forget about those who tell you that you can’t or won’t achieve your dream. Dreams come true when you work hard enough for them. Find your muse and let her lead you as you write. And above all else, write for you because that’s when the story truly comes to life and your readers will feel that.
When a vampire falls in love with a demon, a dark and twisted fairy tale begins. Sit back, grab yourself a glass of wine, or blood if you prefer, and listen in as our resident blood sucker, Sunshine weaves a tale that is at once unbelievable and romantic in the most unconventional of ways.
A stolen kiss leads to centuries of searching for a love that is forbidden and finds our vampiress involved in death, destruction and a desire for a man she can’t forget.
Seeing love through the eyes of those cursed to walk between life and death may just be the thing that makes you believe in fairy tales again..even if they are covered in blood.