Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dragon Fire by Dina von Lowenkraft‏


Born in the US, Dina von Lowenkraft has lived on 4 continents, worked as a graphic artist for television and as a consultant in the fashion industry. Somewhere between New York and Paris she picked up an MBA and a black belt. Dina is currently the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Belgium, where she lives with her husband, two children and three horses.

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Some choices are hard to live with.

But some choices will kill you.

When seventeen-year-old Anna first meets Rakan in her hometown north of the Arctic Circle, she is attracted to the pulsing energy that surrounds him. Unaware that he is a shapeshifting dragon, Anna is drawn into a murderous cycle of revenge that pits Rakan and his clan against her best friend June.

Torn between his forbidden relationship with Anna, punishable by death, and restoring his family’s honor by killing June, Rakan must decide what is right. And what is worth living – or dying – for.

Q) What inspired you to write this story?
R) The northern landscape of the Arctic that I fell in love with when I was 16.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
R) From the first spark of an idea in the summer of 2010 to final revisions before querying it, it took me about 18 months. And then, once I signed with Twilight Times Books in 2012, I also had several rounds of revisions and edits. So Dragon Fire wasn’t in its final form until early 2013, nearly 3 years after it was started.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
R) There are two things that I love equally. One, feeling the world I am creating come alive as I am writing the book. Two, and most importantly, when a reader e-mails me ‘I love, love, loved your book!’

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
R) Querying. Or writing a synopsis. Or maybe writing a query for someone who also wants a synopsis.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
R) Martin Luther King. So that I could understand how to inspire people to work together instead of fighting each other.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
R) Yikes! now that’s a scary question... hmm... *goes and opens fridge* the oldest thing in here is a box of Arm & Hammer baking soda. I never remember to write the date on it, so I actually don’t know how close to the three month change date I am. I suddenly have an urgent desire to go to the grocery store to buy a new one...

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
R) I am currently revising two different manuscripts. One is the prequel to Dragon Fire and the other is the first book of a YA sci-fi trilogy.

Thank you for the interview, Pembroke!

1 comment:

Aaron Lazar said...

Dina, I love your answer to who you'd want to be if you could be anyone...fantastic! If you were MLK, I'd want to be your son so I could learn from you. ;o)