Meet Author D’Ann Lindun

It’s the release week for my very first publisher Crimson Romance, so this week I’m continuing to celebrate by introducing you to another Crimson Romance writer. D’Ann Lindun writes romantic suspense and she’s here to tell you a bit about herself and her book. Enjoy!

Me: Tell me a little about yourself.

D’Ann Lindun: I draw inspiration from the area where I live, Western Colorado, my husband of twenty-nine years and our daughter. Composites of our small farm, herd of fourteen horses, five Australian shepherds, a Queensland heeler, eight ducks and cats of every shape and color often show up in my stories! My road to publication was long and rocky—twenty years of dashed hopes and crushed dreams before I got the call (email)!

Me:Describe your journey to becoming published?

DL: Falling in love with romance novels the summer before sixth grade, I never thought about writing one until many years later when I took a how-to class from Superromance author, Margot Early. I was hooked! I began writing and never looked back. I signed with two different agents, but didn’t sell.  This year was my twentieth year writing, subbing and querying, and voila! Crimson called, followed shortly by Ruby Lioness Press. 

 Me: Tell me about your book?

DL: Her family ranch outside of Payson, Arizona, is the last place Castaña Castillo thought she’d ever see again. But when her mustang activist brother goes missing, Castaña returns home to lead the search. Years of bad blood between local law enforcement and the Castillo men lead Castaña to believe the local cops won’t put out much effort to locate her brother. Especially since they think he murdered two federal wildlife agents.

Disgraced FBI agent Jake Breton needs to bring in Martin Castillo to redeem himself and resurrect his career. Falling in love with someone related to the suspect is the last thing he can afford to do. The last time he followed his heart, and not his head, it nearly cost him his life.

Danger, adventure, and death push Jake and Castaña together. Will they learn to trust each other and leave their pasts behind?

Me: Who or what inspires you as a writer?

DL: My daughter whose unfailing faith in me sustains me.  My CPs, who are awesome.  Where I live.  I can look outside at the mountains, and they always give me a sense of awe.

My note: Okay, who wouldn’t be inspired by a mountain view? I know I would 🙂

Me: When do you make time for writing?

DL: I work PT in retail, and I have four days off.  With a farm and a lot of animals, there’s always something going on.  I usually work on my book late at night because I’m a night owl.

Me: Why do you write romance?

DL: Hot men.  Women who get things done.  Happily ever after.

My note: Can I get an Amen!

Me: What advice do you have for other writers?

DL: Don’t give up.  I got over 200 rejections before I got the call.

Thanks so much to D’Ann for stopping by and telling us about your book. You can keep up with D’Ann through her website and be sure to hook up with her on Facebook.

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About Synithia W
I write love stories filled with passion and drama at night, I improve air and water quality during the day, and I love my husband and kids in between.

48 Responses to Meet Author D’Ann Lindun

  1. D'Ann Lindun says:

    Thank you for having me today, Synithia!

  2. Great interview! I’ve read D’Ann’s book and loved it!

  3. Liz Flaherty says:

    Good interview, ladies. “Hot men. Women who get things done. Happily ever after.” Those are some excellent reasons!

  4. Heather Thurmeier says:

    Great interview, ladies! Wild Horses sounds awesome.

  5. chitsuen says:

    Very cool interview, ladies. Loved your response about why you write romance, D’Ann. Couldn’t have said it better myself, chickie!

  6. Amen to hot men and women who get things done!

  7. Great interview! I wish you so much success, D’Ann! It’s been a long time coming! 🙂 Enjoy your high from release week!

  8. Kary Rader says:

    D’Ann you are an inspiration to me! And I would love to come look at your mountains with ya someday! Congratulations on the release. I’ve got the book and I’m reading it.

  9. Brenda says:

    D’Ann, you are my new hero–heroine, lol.
    Loved the interview!

  10. Great interview. I have just finished the book and congratulations D’Ann.

  11. Sheri Fredricks says:

    I’ll give up an Amen! And throw in a yippee kay-yay too. Congratulations on your book’s release.

  12. D’Ann,

    Never did anyone deserve success more! So happy that your hard work is finally paying off!
    Hope your book goes viral!

  13. irenepreston says:

    Horses? Five Australian shepherds (watch out, those dogs will train *you*)? And family? And job? I’m not amazed you didn’t give up I’m amazed you ever found time to get started. You are an inspiration!

  14. Women who get things done. I like that 🙂 Congrats on the release!!!

  15. Great interview, D’Ann! I sooo want a ranch with horses!

  16. Cait says:

    Great interview ladies and hey I agree with Liz, hot men and women who get things done. I’ll drink to that 🙂 (it is evening time in the UK 😉 ) Congratulations!

  17. Daryl Devore says:

    Awesome advice – don’t give up!

  18. Great interview and interview comments, and excellent responses from the author. Kudos!

  19. Nettle says:

    Hmm looks like my original post didn’t come up? Can’t remember what I said — something about drinking to hot men and women who get things done…! (it is evening time here in the UK!)

  20. Awesoem interview!! Congrats on your success! Well-deserved!

  21. Congratulations on your new release!

    Great interview!!

  22. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Perseverance should be your middle name, D’Ann! So glad it paid off–and so well! Great interview–now I get to learn lots of things about you! Congrats on Wild Horses and best wishes for many sales!

  23. Jennifer Lowery says:

    Sorry I’m so late! D’Ann, you are an inspiration! I’m so happy for you 🙂 Congrats on the release and here’s to many, many more!

  24. stanalei15 says:

    The book sounds awesome D’Ann. So glad you hung in there to share your talent. Congratulations and many, many sales!

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