1. What is your name/pen name?
Dana Louise Provo
2. What do you write? Genre?
I write romance, whether it be young adult, new adult, fantasy, or contemporary. I just love a good romance story.
3. Tell us about yourself?
I’m an equestrian as much as I’m a writer. My family owns two horses, Anna and Chloe, and we compete in horse shows every year. When I'm not riding, I'm writing or spending time with my husband. We are both nature lovers, always wanting to do stuff outside, whether it be canoeing, hiking to see waterfalls, or simply walking in a park. Sadly, I don't have any animals right know so I take care of my husband and two house plants until the time comes for a real pet. :)
4. What prompted you to pitch your book in #Pit2Pub?
I hadn’t been on Twitter for too long before I saw someone post #Pit2Pub and I was curious. After much research on the event they were doing, I thought I'd give it a try!
5. Tell about your #Pit2Pub experience.
This experience was so fun! I had to create one liners explaining my book in under 140 characters. (Letters not words) I loved reading everyone's pitches and my fingers were crossed the whole day! I remember getting four, that’s right, four LIKES that day. No one knew I was so excited except my sister, who also participated and got LIKES. We were screaming over text messages about who wanted us to query them. About a month after I queried Clean Reads, Stephanie, the owner, sent me a contract. And that's where this whole thing started. This is the pitch that landed me my contract: She may not realize that she's falling in love with a serial killer until he tries to end her life & those closest to her. #Pit2Pub #RS #A
6. Which publisher did you sign with?
7. Tell us about your upcoming book.
Bleeding Hearts is a new adult, romantic suspense about a woman learning her mistakes with love and strangers.
Orphaned at an early age, now twenty-four-year-old Camryn Lucks is ready to commit to find that special someone, and so accepts a date from a charming, gallant, handsome stranger. The last thing she imagines after accepting that first date with Carson would actually be the beginning of her worst nightmare.
Red roses, a reminder of her parents' killer, soon become an emblem of horror for Cami as one by one, those closest to her fall victim to a serial killer. Cami becomes an obsession for Carson, the man she had finally allowed herself to love. Not only is he vying for her heart, but also her life.
Finding herself in a whirlwind of torments shadowed by the blood-colored bloom, Cami finds solace in Isaac, a neighboring police officer. She’s desperate to escape the haunting memories, but she must revisit them in order to catch her would-be killer. Living life in constant fear has driven Cami to second-guess every choice she makes. Will the police catch the illusive murderer, or will Cami be forced to face him once again?
8. When is your book scheduled to be released?
Bleeding Hearts is set to be released this summer 2016.
9. What is at the top of your bucket list?
I’ve accomplished many things in my life; a true-life love story with my husband, publishing a book, becoming champion in show jumping, but one thing I dream of doing is traveling the world. I dream of going to Europe and traveling to many many countries.
10. Parting words for other authors?
Don't procrastinate. When I want something, I go for it, 100 miles an hour, head on. Don't ever stop writing and working toward your dream. You may need some time off between projects, and make those times count with your family. Writing may be your passion, but don't neglect those around you, for they are your support system when you are tired, cranky, or sad. Enjoy this journey you are on and remember, you can do it!