Interviewing Author Daphne Self

Interviewing Author 
Daphne Self 

Q1. Tell us about yourself. What are your favorite books to read?

A. My favorite books to read? Those range from westerns to sci-fi to romance. It really depends on my mood, yet best books I love to read are books by Henry van Dyke, Louis L'Amour, and Terri Blackstock.

Q2. Where did the inspiration to write come from? 

A. I've always tried writing a book since I was 14. It was 10 years ago when I was able to truly sit down and write my first children's book. Since then, I've been writing all the time.

Q3. How did you come up with the titles of your books? 

A. I honestly don't know. For instance, with The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog, I wanted to bring back those 80s/90s kids' mystery books. It was always "A case" or "the case"; think Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys. Then I had to decide what the mystery will be. In this book, it is about finding the missing firehouse dog.

Q4. Anything you're currently working in 2019? 

A. Well, the end of the year is not too far away. I have two contracts with my publisher to release two books next year. A contemporary novel and a nonfiction book. My plan is to have the second Adventures of Wilhelmina written and submitted for a late 2020 release.

Q5. How long have you been writing? 

A. Ever since I was 14. I took an aptitude test when I was 16. I was only denied because I was too young, but they said I had great potential. That was encouraging!

Q6. What advice would you like to give to other authors?

A. Listen to the market. Don't listen to the market. In other words, listen to what is being said, but don't like it guide your path. Your voice is unique. To learn the craft, the do's and don'ts and then apply yourself. Connect with other authors.

Q7. Where can we connect with you online?

A. I'm on Facebook as Daphne Self:
Instagram: @authordaphneself
Twitter (which I barely use): @DaphMichele
and my blog/website:

Q8. Do you plan on writing any more books in the future? 

A. Yes. I'm working on my third novel which is set in South Carolina. I have a project with other authors in creating an anthology. And I will have the third book in the Adventures of Wilhelmina written, too. I have many ideas for many books, ranging from contemporary to fantasy to young adult.

Q9.How many books have you written?

A. So far: 3 published, 2 under contract with a 2020 release

Q10.Did you go to college to be a writer?

A. No. I actually studied sociology. Writing came naturally to me and I learned by reading books from all eras.