Monday, September 9, 2013

DC Hall Author Spotlight

 Pretty Little Readers would like to welcome Author DC Hall.  We hope that you will be as intrigued by him and his book as we are.  We will be posting excerpts from the book throughout the day on Facebook so be sure to check those out by clicking the tab at the top of the page labeled Facebook Home. 

Some fun facts about DC Hall

DC Hall is obsessed with argyle socks, the smell of books and believes he is the smartest person in the room. Granted he’s usually alone when he thinks this but it still feels good. When his nose isn’t stuck in a book, DC is usually writing or trying to teach his dog, Brooklyn, how to wash dishes (success remains elusive.) DC is from the south where the teas are sweet, distance is measured in minutes—not miles, and the skies are always Carolina blue. 

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About DC Hall's Book

Cuspian is DC Hall's debut novel.  It is a young adult, scifi, paranormal mystery, add in some urban fantasy and a pinch of romance and you get a fast paced, page turning book you won't put down until you are finished!! Here is the books blurb to get your curiosity stirring....

Twins, Kendal and Kennedi Myles are the envy of their peers with: a second string spot on the varsity football team, smartass but loyal teammates, miniature pores, and a killer spray tan. They had big plans for sophomore year, until their mother is slaughtered during a botched robbery.

Forced to move with their estranged father, Kendal becomes fixated with finding their mother’s killer, while Kennedi tries to settle into life with their dad. After discovering a trail of unsettling clues, the pair begin to believe their mother’s death was part of a conspiracy. As the teens’ investigation digs deeper into their mom’s enigmatic past, a mysterious agency stumbles upon them, and the twosome learns they are Cuspians—individuals gifted with supernatural abilities. Kendal and Kennedi are soon faced with the challenge of staying concealed from the shadowy organization hell-bent on enslaving powerful Cuspians, while trying to solve a murder.

Family secrets, bloody breadcrumbs, and deadly obsessions guide the twins through tough decisions and awful mistakes. Desperate for their lives to return to normal, the pair found normal is not written in the stars for either one of them.

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Pretty Little Readers Interview with DC Hall

PLR: What books/authors have influenced your writing?
There are too many authors and books that have influenced my writing...It’s like trying to choose your favorite candy or favorite Kardashian that you want to die tragically. Okay... I’ll try J.R. Ward, Stephen King, ‘Her Royal Highness’ *bows* Anne Rice, G.R.R. Martin, Karen Marie Moning, Tolkien, and, of course, Shakespeare...I mean who doesn’t love a love story where everyone dies in the end?

PLR: What genre do you consider your book(s)?

I consider my book a lot of things. Thanks, I’ll be here all week and twice on Wednesdays. Genre wise I think CUSPIAN can be summed up as an urban fantasy.

PLR: Do you ever experience writer's block?

I rarely experience writer’s block but when I do I just keep writing. And if it’s crap then I delete it. THAT is not as simple as it sounds but it’s often the best thing when the story takes a turn for the worse. I once deleted half a chapter. That was a rough night, but Gummy Bears and chocolate syrup got me through.

PLR: Have you ever hated something you wrote?

Hmmm...never hated anything I wrote. If I hate it then I delete it. There are times when I ask myself why did I just write that line or paragraph but usually the reason comes out later on down the road and I can claim that I’m a genius once again.

PLR: What inspired you to write your first book?

This sounds horrible but I read an awful book and I was complaining about it to my brother who willing allowed me to drone on for about ten minutes about why this or that didn’t work and I ended my rant with: “I wasted my *&^%$ money. I mean I could have done better than that.” His response was, “well why don’t you?” Immediately I opened my mouth for a witty reply in an English accent (because witty replies always sound better in an English accent) when I thought, “Yeah, why don’t I?”

PLR: Do you have a specific writing style?

Not really. I do enjoy writing in first person since it helps me “hear” my characters better.

PLR: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes, life is a beautiful struggle but if you fight hard enough then it’s worth every knick, bump, and bruise.

PLR: What book are you reading now?

I’m not reading anything new right now since I’m on a self imposed reading punishment. Once I hit a certain benchmark then I am able to read something new. This motivates me into writing.

PLR: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

My online writing community. I am a member of several writing Facebook groups and without their constant support I wouldn’t be published.

PLR: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

There were a few scenes that I cut due to pacing concerns but there was a funeral scene that COMPLETELY ruined me and I wanted that for my readers as well. It was so emotional that I’m still trying to think on how to incorporate that into a future book.

PLR: Do you have any advice for other writers?

PLR: While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?

Yes, I feel like all my characters throughout the day. I find myself laughing at things my characters says while I’m at my day job. Wait, that sounds crazy doesn’t it. What—what are you doing with that straight jacket and needle?!?

PLR: What are your expectations for the book?

That I become rich and famous and I can quit my day job and train to become a ninja and teach defense against the Dark Arts but mainly I just want readers to enjoy it enough to send me hate mail for ending it with a cliff-hanger.

PLR: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

Nope. I rather not let any (positive or negative) reviews influence my writing. I write for my characters. I just hope my fans like it.

PLR: What's your favorite part of a book?

The SMELL!!! That’s not weird is it? Oh okay, good. For a second there I thought you thought that I was a freak. [Nervous laugh]

Enter to win an e-book copy of Cuspian and some Exclusive Cuspian Nail Polish!!!
(There will be a 1st and 2nd place winner.  1st place will win both the book and polish, 2nd place will win a book. GOOD LUCK!)


  1. GREAT INTERVIEW!!!!! I soooo wanna win this polish :)

  2. What can I say? Desmond rocks!!! Yeah reading his book was AWESOME! At some point I remembered Matrix, yup, and it has nothing to do with fighting but with the amazing visual the author creats. I really wish his book will be made a movie, although usually I feel that books are cheated once they go on screen, but Cuspians is too good not to be shared and showed! Just my opinion!

  3. Love Desmond, Love this book!!!! And the Interview IS FANTASTIC!

  4. Great Interview..Love Love DC and absolutely fell in love with his characters.