Monday, August 12, 2013

Author Interview with Daryl Devore

Daryl Devore 
The Early Years
Ontario, Canada

So, you're a little camera shy, hmm, Daryl?

Cute picture, though.  Okay.  So what have you written?
I have four published novels and one work in progress.  A Kept Woman, Sexy Red Hood, Black Dorn and Capri's Fate.

What is your favorite genre to write? 
Erotic romance – although at the moment it's not my favourite as I am stuck in my latest book. Erotic romance is not porn. It is romance with detail. It's not publicly for everyone, but with the advent of ereaders you would be amazed at who is reading it.

Yes, I've noticed that.  No one knows what's on your kindle. And it's very unusual to have a shy erotica writer.  What is your favorite food? 
Chocolate. You can ask anyone who even sort-of knows me. CHOCOLATE!

Where would you like to visit? 

Favorite musical artist.  And do you listen to music when you write?  What?
Tchaikovsky or Beethoven. No, I don't listen to music when I write. My head would go off on other adventures.

What makes you laugh? 
British comedy. Mr. Bean. Top Gear.

How old were you when you started writing? 
Whatever age someone taught me how to put the words in my head on paper.

Where do you get your inspiration? 
Anything and everywhere triggers an idea which blossoms into a book. I once figured out a book based on a line I thought of while sitting in a hot tub.

What do you do when you get a writer's block? 
Whine. Moan. Complain. Bang my head on my laptop. Eat chocolate.

Who is your favorite author? 
Agatha Christie.

Best book you ever read. 
Don't know that I have a "best book". I have favourites that I'll read over and over again. I have one that is a coffee table book of palaces and castles. I can really lose myself in those photos.

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
My daughter. My world had such a paradigm shift when she was born and even today – she's 26 – she challenges my views of the world and makes me look at things differently.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why? 
Queen Elizabeth II. If it was possible to get her to kick off her shoes, take off her crown, put her feet up and just talk – think of the incredible stories she could tell. The people she has met – world and religious leaders. The moments in history she's lived through.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer? 
Get a critique group. A real one – not family and friends. I belong to one and although several of us have become friends, we can still point out errors and plot line problems. The perspective of a different set of eyes looking at your work and seeing things from a different angle is so helpful. As writers, we get very attached to our work. Almost obsessively. Each word is crucial to the whole story. A cp (critique partner) has the distance to suggest what works and what doesn't, the old adage is true – can't see the forest for the trees.

Great advice!  Great interview, Daryl.  Thanks for coming.
Where can we find you? 

Google+ - Daryl Devore

GoodReads Author Page -

Plus – Triberr, LinkedIn, SocialOmph etc.



  1. Replies
    1. It was our pleasure to have you with us today. Great interview. Come back again.

  2. I LOVE Capri's Fate!! It's my favorite book of Daryl's! Wonderful interview, too! Chocolate is the cure for everything, lol! And I totally agree about the critique group-I wouldn't know what to do without mine :)

    1. And sine we're in the same critique group :-) Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Wouldn't it be wonderful to talk to the Queen??? I'd love it...we'd talk horses!

  4. I'd love to talk with the queen as well, and I absolutely agree about the critique group advice. Great interview. I tweeted.

    1. You and she could talk history and Regency - I bet she could give you some wonderful plot lines.

  5. I love that picture of you as a little girl! Great interview!

  6. LOL, love the picture of you.
    What an incredible interview. You and I share some things in common. I'm also a chocoholic--but I have cut way back.
    I'd love to talk with the Queen too. But only if she talked openly. Queen Elizabeth 1st would also be a wonderful lady to sit and yap too.

    I adored Capri's fate. Such real emotions.

    1. Thank you for those wonderful words on Capri. I would have guessed you were a fellow chocolate lover.

  7. Great interview. I just started reading Capri's Fate - it's wonderful so far.
    Agatha Christie is my favorite mystery writer too :)

    1. I love Agatha's books. I can lose myself in the stories. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like Capri.

  8. Loved this interview although I think that pic cheats a bit, lol. Cute but I get ya because I'm camera shy myself. I completely agree with you on Queen Elizabeth II though. Wouldn't it be interesting if we could sit back and chat with just anyone from history whenever we wanted? Gosh the questions I would ask.

    Thanks for the fun end to my night!

  9. Great interview. Love that cover! :)