Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Interview and Giveaway 
with author Dawn Eastman
Dawn Eastman
is the author of the 
Family Fortune Mysteries. 

Enter using the Rafflecopter form after
 this interview for your chance to win a copy of 
There will be two winners, one per book.

LKBR: Hi Dawn. It’s great to have you here today.

DE: I’m happy to be here!

LKBR: You write the Family Fortune Mystery series. How did you come up with the idea?

DE: I love stories with small towns, quirky characters, and crazy family dynamics. I thought it would be fun to flip things around and have a town where the skeptics were in the minority, and where psychics were the norm.
However, the idea started with the characters. Clyde wandered in and then Rose and Violet followed. They were all arguing about the family business. As I got to know them better, I was able to fill in the details.

LKBR: Your first in the series PALL IN THE FAMILY was a big hit with readers. Did you do anything special to celebrate?

DE: My writing group is great about celebrating every success, large or small, so we had champagne at one of our meetings. Beaverdale Books, a local independent bookstore hosted a book signing and lots of friends and family attended – it felt more like a party.

LKBR: The second book, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOUR WITCH FOR comes out today. Congratulations! Care to share anything about if for those waiting for it to come in the mail? LOL Something that isn’t in the blurb on the back?

DE: Let’s see…there are several new, interesting characters. One of them reveals one of Clyde’s family secrets – one she didn’t even know existed.

LKBR: Have you started writing the third book in the series? If so, any little hints on what we can look forward to?

DE: The third book is already written and off to my wonderful editor at Berkley. It’s called Fright to the Death and takes place at a haunted castle, in a snowstorm, with knitters.

LKBR: Are you working on any ideas for a new series or stand-alone title?

DE: I have a couple of back-burner stand-alone ideas. One is a historical fiction that I work on here and there. My daughter really wants me to write a YA that “doesn’t have a murder.” But so far, no great ideas on that front. It seems there’s always a dead body in my stories.

LKBR: What are three things you would like your reader to know about you? 

DE: 1. I love to hear from readers. I think it’s my favorite thing.
2. Sometimes I think my dog is psychic.
3. If I wasn’t writing books, I would probably be writing knitting patterns.

LKBR: Please share with us some ways readers can learn more about you and your books.

DE: Website: www.dawneastman.com

Twitter: @dawnaeastman

LKBR: Thank you so very much for joining us, Dawn!

DE: Thank you! It was a pleasure.

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  1. I've read the first book in the series and fell in love with the characters. I think that Dawn could very well end up on the Sunday Times top 20 list very soon.

    Oh, and if I win I'd really like the new book "Be Careful What You Witch For" since I already have the first one.

  2. I love the covers of these books. Great interview, would love to read your books.

  3. I don't read many books with psychics so I'll like to try this one. Sounds like it would be more interesting since the psychics are in the majority. thanks for the chance to win a copy.


  5. I loved Pall in the Family, the characters were great. I really wanted to know what was going to happen to them. I can't wait to read the next book.

  6. Loved the first book, can't wait to read the second!

  7. I really need to get started on this series, it sounds like my type of series. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't know if you need the email but here it is just in case.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

  8. Christina MitchellJuly 1, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    This would be a new series and new author to me!

  9. Great interview. I'm looking to add your first to my "to read" list. Sounds like psychic fun.

  10. How had I not discovered thiss eries before now? It sounds like a must read.
    Congratulations on the new release.
    I am happy to hear the next one is already finished. It is so hard to wait when you find a new favorite author.

  11. These sound like great books! I love your description of the third one just sent to your editor: "at a haunted castle, in a snowstorm, with knitters." Sounds irresistible!

    I can't wait to get my hands on your first 2 :)

  12. Winning either of these books would be great! They both sound so interesting. I know the titles are definitely going on my list to check out!

  13. Great books. I love the covers. They really grab your attention.

  14. Haven't read this series yet but look forward to adding it to my TBR stack.
    Becky Prazak

  15. Would love to win this--love cozy mysteries!

  16. These sound fun.


  17. a definite 'must-read' for me!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  18. I haven't read anything in this series yet but I would love to—thanks for the opportunity!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  19. On my to be read list. Would love to win!

  20. The books look great, I hope I get a chance to read them :)

  21. Thank you for hosting, Lisa! And thank you to the commenters and readers - good luck on the drawing!

  22. your books sound like a lot of fun!

  23. I just recently read Be Careful What You Witch For. It was great and it made me want to read Pall in the Family.

  24. These books sound delightful! And the covers are so cute.

  25. Looking forward to reading this series! Definitely adding to my TBR list.

  26. Just found your site! Hope to win, thanks!

  27. Thank you Dawn & Lisa for this awesome interview. I've heard many good things about the first book in this series...I need to pick it up. Thank you Dawn for the generous give-a-way!
    Sandy in So. Cali

  28. Congratulations to the winners! The messenger (Dawn's mom) was a little late delivering the message to me that there was a giveaway going on, so I missed it. Fabulous interview, Lisa and Dawn!