Introducing Dawn Singh
- #IndieBookBanter today welcomes a very special guest our Creative Director the brains behind the UK Indie Lit Fest Dawn Singh. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more.
My name is Dawn Singh and I write as D M Singh. I hail from Bradford in West Yorkshire. I currently have 3 books out, all in the paranormal/fantasy genre. I’m a complete bibliophile and all round geek.
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2. Briefly tell us about your work in progress, what are you planning next?
I am currently working on a spin-off for ‘Dead Normal’ called ‘Before Death’. This is the story of Death, before he became Death. It’s been fun to write as it is set back in time and this is the first of my novels which is set in a different historical era. I’m channelling my inner Austen.
3. What was the most unusual source of inspiration for any of your books?
My first novel is inspired by a conversation in a dream. It was a conversation between two girls, one of whom was a bit of loner. In the dream the second girl starts to fly around and the first of the girl says “… I didn’t know you were a witch.” To this the second girl replies “… don’t be silly, everyone knows it’s vampires that fly.”
It is just a snippet really but that relationship with those characters was the beginning of Regina, the protagonist, and her best friend Imogen.
4. Who was your favourite character to write about?
My favourite character to write is Amanda from ‘Dead Normal’. Probably because she has been the easiest character to write as I really like her. She’s down to earth, not very lady-like, always says the wrong thing and her mouth kicks in when it really shouldn’t. She’s not a typical leading lady and that’s what makes her more relatable.
5. Finally you are invited on a mission to a New World (unfortunately you cannot take any members of your family, friends or pets). Please tell us:-
a) Your favourite fictional character to accompany you?
It would have to be Dumbledore from ‘Harry Potter.’ Although I have other favourites, Dumbledore would be infinitely more entertaining.
b) Your favourite book?
Has to be Jane Eyre. This is a cruel thing to ask an avid reader by the way!
(Interviewer: I know and I am really sorry but all of us being big readers would mean the spaceship would be full of books and little else.)
c) Your favourite song?
‘No Rain’ by Blind Melon. They’re not my favourite band but whenever I hear it then it makes me think of my teen years and never fails to make me smile.
d) Your favourite food & drink to take with you (we don’t know what will be available on the New World).
It has to be chicken curry. I wouldn’t be able to live without Spice!
e) Finally, tell us the one (Yes, that is just ONE) item you cannot live without?
My laptop. I NEED to write!
Here are Dawn’s books very highly recommended if you are a fan of the paranormal and fantasy:-
‘Regina: The Monster Inside’ Book 1
What if what you were could destroy everything and everyone you loved?
Regina thought she was an average teenager. When strange things start to happen, she discovers she belongs to a hidden world of supernatural beings and she is the most dangerous of them all.
Her existence is a death sentence to her, her survival could be a death sentence for us all.
Will those who fear her destroy her and those she loves, or is she destined to become the monster within?
Join the fight for survival.
‘Regina: The Darkness’ Book 2
The world is on the edge of a secret war!
A battle rages between those who fight on the side of right and those who crave the darkness. Without their saviour (Regina), the resistance is in tatters.
Regina has no idea if she can save Jay from the Darkness, but she has to try. Now she must battle the unknown demons of this place as well as the ones within. The future is uncertain, but Regina knows she must stop Helena before she destroys more lives. She will pay for what she has done! She has crossed a line for the ones that she loves and this time there may be no way back.
‘Dead Normal’ Book 1
“My name is Amanda and at the ripe age of 23 I’m dead. I got the biggest shock of my after-life, when I discovered that what I thought was a near-death experience was just…death. What could be weirder than that you say? I just met death and his name is Derek.”
Amanda discovers that in order to move on, she must experience the things she never did while alive, Accompanied by her very own Grim Reaper.
Independent authors unite in this first volume of ‘Indie Visible’. Featuring the talents of D M Singh, Claire Colley, C.S. Woolley, Maria Gibbs, Steven M. Caddy, Laura Morgan, Rose English, Roger Gordon, Felicity Snowden, Chris Turnbull, Michael Wombat, K. S. Marsden, Rachel Cotterill, Diana Jackson.
This anthology is a treasure to behold. With a mixture of exclusive short stories and extracts from other works, there is something to delight every reader. Not only does Indie Visible unite some of the most exciting talent in the independent publishing world, it also strives to change the lives of children.
Supporting the work of Lumos, 50% of the profits from each book sold will be donated to them, ensuring the vital work they do can continue, helping children and families all around the world. So pick up this book and discover why we really are indivisible.
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