Word-Slingers – Interview with DT Dyllin

1) How long have you been writing?

I used to always make up stories and write from the time I was a little kid but I never thought about being a writer. I mean, I was in advanced placement writing classes and my teachers suggested that I should consider studying something in the writing field in college, but then again my AP chemistry teacher thought I should go into the sciences too. *shrugs Enemy through the Gates was my first real attempt at a novel, which was picked up and turned into Hidden Gates. I had the urge to write a novel when songwriting was no longer creatively satisfying. So basically I’ve been writing for most of my life, and yet I’m still new to the whole author thing.

2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually), (ball = work, writing, family, etc.)

I have two furry faced kids (german sheperds, Loki & Kira), and a Hubby. Without even considering all the rest those three are a handful! I basically don’t sleep. People think I’m joking but I’m seriously not. I guess I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Ha! (TM – Trust me, I totally get that. Late at night/early in the AM is the only way I get any peace and quiet)

3) What can you tell us about your release Hidden Gates? What I’m looking for is the story about how the story came to be, not just the blurb and what not. J

Oh ugh…it’s going to sound so clique’ but I had a dream about it. (TM – Nah, not cliche. That’s an awesome way to get ideas) In fact most of my big ideas come from my dreams. I just think it’s a way for my subconscious to hash out the details to some of the things swirling around in my imagination. Anywho…I dreamt about P.J. and her world and it stuck with me so strongly that it just had to be written down. Some of the other bits came in randomly, for instance the character Khol was inspired by my dragon tattoo. I have some craaazy dreams! My serial novel that I’m doing on my blog was inspired by a nightmare I had. I don’t think a lot of people could handle the stuff that goes on in my brain. I might be a tad disturbed. lol

4) What is it about the paranormal romance genre  that you like so much?

I just love romance in general. I’m a romance junkie. The paranormal romance genre simply gives me the freedom to color outside the lines more than a contemporary would. I do plan on doing some contemporary romance eventually, basically whatever I write; it’s going to be heavy in the romance department. I just can’t seem to help myself.

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

Like I mentioned in the latter question, I do plan on doing some contemporary romance. I’ve actually started a novel, but I haven’t had time to really work on it with everything else I have going on. Sorry to say I will probably never step outside of the romance genre though. Well actually I’m not sorry…I love romance!

6) Sweet or sour?


7) Chocolate or vanilla?


Cynical-Optimist. Chocolate-holic. Sarcasm Addict. Paranormal Believer. Self-Imposed Insomniac. Sci-Fi Geek. Animal Lover. Writer…are just a few words to describe D.T. Dyllin. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two very spoiled GSDs.


For P.J. Stone, being a “Seer” who has never seen anything is less than fun. And P.J. isn’t known for her patience.
To make matters worse, she must choose a suitable mate to continue the Seer bloodline. Duty always comes before her heart…at least that’s what her parents taught her. When she finds herself wanting someone who is considered off-limits, P.J. is forced to question everything she believes.
As if navigating her love life isn’t complicated enough, P.J. finally receives a vision—of a threat to her world that only she can perceive. But no one will believe a fledgling Seer’s warnings. With nowhere else to turn, she may decide to trust a stranger with her life, her world, and maybe even her heart.


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