My characters aren’t mine. There, I said it.
They exist separate to me, in that the stories I write are entirely theirs. I make up nothing. They sit in the driver’s seat, and I merely fill in an incident report on their shenanigans. It’s the only way I know how to do what I do. I experience my writing like a reader, and those WTF moments you all love? Oh yeah, I adore them too…and have been known to totally curse them out for making a stupid choice.
The #1 Bestselling author of 22 books and counting, Dzintra also runs and hosts the successful indie author Podacast, “What the Book!” found on Podbean and Spotify, and has been described as a “Twitter Queen” by her contemporaries.
It had always been a dream of hers to write a novel, so in 2014 Dzintra began her writing journey when, with a little bit of self-belief and a lot of pushing from friends, she decided to take the leap – in her words: “so I pulled on my big girl panties, picked up a pen and paper and didn’t look back.” She immediately began writing her first novel, “Arkadia” (Book One of the seven book “Halfway House” series), which went on to hit #1 Best Seller status in under 24 hours!