My name is Dreama Tipton. I have been writing since I was 16 years old and thanks to the love and support of my wonderful husband, I have been able to make my dream of being a writer come true. I love being outdoors and I love all things animals. I have 2 fur babies of my own and I foster many animals in need. I have 2 beautiful little girls whom light up my world. I am an Air Force wife and currently reside in California.
1. Will you tell us about your most recent published work?
My most recent book and first book that I just released is Appalachian Huntress. It’s about a woman named Harley Mathis who has always been on her own until a sexy alpha werewolf named Blake Hawkins shows up on her doorstep injured and asking for help. She feels a connection to him and realizes he looks familiar. Blake finally tells her that he is the one she has been dreaming about. He explains to her that they are having shared dreams, because she is his true mate. As they grow closer and find comfort in each others arms, they work together to win back his pack and home.
2. What personal challenges do you face as a writer?
My personal challenges as a writer is making sure I find time to write and focus on my writing. Being a military wife and a mom of two can make it hard sometimes but with the love and support of my husband I make time for what I love, which is writing.
3. What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
The most difficult part of my writing process would be working through writer’s block. I can be writing like a mad woman, putting everything down that I wanted to say but then out if no where I’m hit with writer’s block and it’s hard to push through it. Sometimes I have to take a break, or even start a new book so that I can come back refreshed.
4. What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Right now there isn’t anything I’d give up. My family are what push me to do my best. My life may be chaotic at times but I wouldn’t change a thing just to make my writing easier.
5. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
One thing that has changed in my writing after having Appalachian Huntress published, was having an editor who gave me much needed feedback to make my book better. She recommended I change my point-of-view and I did and Appalachian Huntress is so much better because of it.
6. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? Will you tell us about them?
Well, I have 3 books coming out this year that will be in the same world and series as Appalachian Huntress. I also have 2 books that I have written of a vampire romance series that I look forward to publishing in a few years.
7. Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I do read my book reviews, good or bad doesn’t matter. I love hearing what people have to say about my book. I take what they say and see what I can do next time to make things better.
8. Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
I haven’t really hidden any secrets in my book. The only thing I had in it was where Harley from Appalachian Huntress was curled up next to a fire and reading "Cycle of the werewolf" by Stephen King (I have always been a huge Stephen King fan).
9. What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I am friends with my most favorite indie author Evangeline Anderson. She is an amazing author, and a huge inspiration to all indie authors especially me. I take notes from her all the time, the way she handles her fans, her writing technique, etc.
10. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
If I could tell my younger self one thing, it would be to push through everything that comes your way. You will have your ups and down but in the end it will all be worth it.
11. What’s the best way to market your books?
I’m still working on ways to market my books, but if you stay strong and run book ads, stay active on your social media and your website and even run a book trailer, it will eventually all pay off.
12. What is your favorite childhood book?
My favorite childhood book would be the Harry Potter series. I didn’t start reading until I was 13, and once I began reading I couldn’t stop. Harry potter was and is my favorite series of all times. Filled with love, passion, and strength.