Friday, June 17, 2011

My Friend K. Dawn Byrd - Interview & Giveaway

Today, on my 10th anniversary no less (grins), I'm welcoming K. Dawn Byrd to my blog to talk about her latest novel, a young adult e-book called Mistaken Identity.

The author has graciously offered a gift card for a free download of this novel, so to be entered to win, just leave a comment below with your email address! (If you have problems getting the comment to take, email it to me at roseanna [at] roseannawhite [dot] com.)


About Mistaken Identity

Eden Morgan longs for a boyfriend of her own, an impossible goal when her best friend, Lexi Branson, gets all the attention and all the guys. When they fall in love with the same guy, Eden believes she doesn't have a chance. She can only hope that sometimes the good girl gets the guy.


About K. Dawn

K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense. Mistaken Identity, her first young adult romance released on June 15 from Desert Breeze Publishing. Queen of Hearts, a WWII romantic suspense released in April 2010 and was the bestselling book for her publisher during its debut month. Killing Time, a contemporary romantic suspense, released August 1, also with Desert Breeze Publishing.
K. Dawn Byrd is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at, most of which are signed by the authors. She's also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering group.


What's your latest book?

Mistaken Identity just released from Desert Breeze Publishing on June 15, 2011. Here's a bit more about it:

Eden Morgan makes a list of six goals to accomplish in order to have the best summer ever. Getting a boyfriend, which is perhaps the most important goal, becomes complicated when she and her best friend, Lexi, fall for the same guy. Since Lexi is popular, gorgeous, and always gets her guy, Eden thinks she doesn't have a chance.

Channing Johnson is everything Eden's ever dreamed of and she can't believe he just moved in next door. When he starts showing interest in her, she's overjoyed...until she sees him out on a date with Lexi. He says Lexi talked him into it to repay her for tutoring him. Lexi says they're in love.

Eden doesn't know who to believe and is forced to choose between her best friend and the guy of her dreams. Nothing is as it seems and no matter who she chooses, someone will get hurt.

Boy, that takes me back! LOL. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?

My favorite genre to read is romantic suspense. My favorite genre to write is whatever I'm the mood to write when I set down at the keyboard.

What's one of the oddest or most interesting things someone has ever said about you?

Someone once told me that my voice was very therapeutic and soothing.

I should have asked for a recording of something so we could hear for ourselves. ;-) What would your dream office look like—and what does your REAL writing environment look like?

I actually spent time in my dream office last week. It's the balcony of a hotel overlooking the ocean. I wrote every day as the tide rolled in.

Oo, that sounds perfect. I'll be on the balcony next door, of course . . . . Is there any one thing or reference you keep handy when writing? Anything you kept around for this particular book?

It's not really a reference, but it is a "thing." I can not write without my netbook.

Are there any people (family, writing group, editors) who you rely on when writing?

My husband is a great help to me. We walk our dogs every night and we plot what I'm going to write next. He's not a writer, but he enjoys brainstorming with me.

Definitely invaluable--mine does the same.


Thanks so much for visiting! Readers, I've heard only great things about K. Dawn's books, so definitely check her out, and all her fabulous giveaways!

Void where prohibited. Entry into the contest is considered verification of eligibility based on your local laws. Chance of winning depends on number of entries. Contest ends 6/24/11. Winner will have two weeks to claim prize.


  1. Thanks Roseanna and K. Dawn, great interview. I really liked it! I saw K. Dawn on Seekerville a few minutes ago. I'd love to enter but I don't have an e-reader. *sigh* Sounds like a great book!

  2. great interview. Mistaken Identity sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I enjoyed the interview. I love the questions. Enter me in. robinribbit at gmail dot com

  4. K. Dawn's book sounds like something my daughters and I would really enjoy. Nothing like a dreamy guy next door! Please include me in the drawing, thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for all your kind comments. I had a lot of fun writing Mistaken Identity!

  6. KD's writing is one of my favorites. I have read some of her books and enjoyed the style and content of them. Thanks for this giveaway and chance to win this great book. I hope I win!

    Sister in Christ,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  7. I'v been looking at this book for a while, but this interview sealed the deal! I would LOVE to win a copy!
    Thanks so much!