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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Interview with Dionne Galace...aka Bam...

Maybe I should say The Infamous Bam. If you've been in romance blogland for long, you've probably seen her around. Seen and run in fear... just kidding, just kidding. ;o)



Dionne, aka Bam, has a book coming out from Samhain here soon, Skin to Skin and besides doing an interview for us, she's also give away prizes. Three of them...downloads of Skin to Skin and $15 gift certificate to My Bookstore and More and the winner of that GC can buy Dionne's book on Friday, as well as mine...just kidding (although I think that sounds like a bang up list)



How do you win? That's easy. Just comment... BUT your name is only going into the drawing once and by name, I mean one person per ISP~I am keeping track. Only way to be fair to everybody.



Dionne will swing by during the day so feel free to ask questions!



And on to the interview...



Vamps and Scamps Blog Interview with Dionne Galace:


**All of the questions in this interview were suggested by readers at Dionne aka Bam’s blog. Thank you!


V&S: I’m curious, what’s the one thing you would never write? It can cover anything from a sexual situation to a plot too done to just something you wouldn’t want to tackle.


Dionne Galace: Oh damn. I don't really like to say "never". I do enjoy taking the so-called "tired" plots and putting my own twist on it. In fact, I was just wondering the other day what I could do with a "secret baby" or an "amnesia" story. That might be kind of fun.




V&S: How do you get Bam from Dionne Galace?


Dionne Galace: Ha-ha. You don’t. When I was a kid, I used to drive my poor grandmother crazy 'cause I would go around hitting and destroying things with a stick. She said I reminded her of Bamm-Bamm from the Flintstones, so it just kind of stuck. My friends and family still call me Bam. It's just easier to pronounce than "dee-OHN".




V&S: Is there a subgenre you’re dying to write in - witches, vampires, Urban Fantasy etc - and if so, what is it and are you going to try it?


Dionne Galace: I’m actually working on an urban fantasy series right now featuring a woman

with a "strange" gift and her elf sidekick. They own a detective agency. I've got the first four books plotted and outlined. Now I just have to write them.




V&S: If you could be any romance book female lead who would it be and which book (if it’s a series)?


Dionne Galace: I always really liked Esme from Eloisa James' books. She was just a secondary character, but I really liked how spunky and fun she was. I believe she shows up in Duchess in Love, Fool for Love, and A Wild Pursuit. Her lover Sebastian, the Marquess of Bonnington, is still my favorite romance hero to this day.




V&S: It’s 50 years in the future and the only thing you regret in life is an unfortunate tattoo on your ass. What does the tattoo say and why?


Dionne Galace: Well, damn. It's a playboy bunny. It's purely red and right on my tailbone. It looks like it was branded onto my skin. It seemed like a good idea at the time. But I don't even want to be thinking of myself as an 80 year old grandmother with a playboy bunny on my tailbone.



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Thanks, Dionne. I'm ready to read Skin to Skin now.

24 comments:

Amy S. said...

Great interview! If you could have one super power what would you want it to be and why?

Dionne Galace said...

I have to choose just one?

Umm... let's see... the ability to harness more super powers.

MWAHAHAHA.

Gwen said...

How long did it take you to get published, from when you first put pen to paper for that book to when it got published? Do elephants have shorter gestation periods?

And did it feel like you had passed a gallstone the size of an elephant once it was done, or was the process easier for you?

raspberry swyrl said...

I don't have a question but I want to win the book. Karen Scott gave it a good review and that says alot.

lrwirum said...

Love the nickname. :-) Enjoyed the interview also.

Jambrea said...

Great interview. Your book cover caught my eye when I went to your site. It sounds like a great read!

Cathy said...

Hi Bam-Bam. I was born with very orange hair and was called Pebbles until I was around ten, when, thankfully, my hair settled down to a nice sedate auburn. Like the idea for your Urban Fantasy stories and look forward to hearing more about them.

Cherie J said...

Hi Dionne! Congrats on the upcoming release. Sounds really good. Enjoyed the interview! I would like to know who are your must read authors?

phsymom said...

Hi Bam, I am looking forward to the release of your book. If I didn't have family in this weekend I can guarantee I would be curled up reading it.

Enjoyed the interview, but was wondering if any publishers have already revealed interest in your Urban Fantasy?

Kimberly B said...

Hi Bam! Terrific interview! Your book sounds great!

Sue A. said...

Great interview! And I love the book cover of Skin to Skin. Congrats on the new release!

shiloh walker said...

Bam will come back to answer questions later so you all keep asking if you have them.

I wont' draw a winner until tomorrow.

Dionne Galace said...

How long did it take you to get published, from when you first put pen to paper for that book to when it got published?

Gwen, I submitted this back in... March, I wanna say, and Samhain started released A Midsummer Night's Steam early June... so for me, five months?

I would like to know who are your must read authors?

Cherie J, that would be: PC Cast, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Moore, Jim Butcher, Robin McKinley, and Joey W. Hill

Enjoyed the interview, but was wondering if any publishers have already revealed interest in your Urban Fantasy?

Psymom, nope. Haven't even sent out any feelers.

Everyone else, thanks for the lovely comments. Keep asking these awesome questions and I'll keep checking this site to answer them.

penny said...

Good questions & answers! The new release sounds good and so does the urban fantasy series.

KimW said...

Neat interview! Love the excerpt on your site. I think he should just take her. Now...lol.

My question is:

If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Scibbler said...

3 words: impulsive, stubborn, and soft-hearted.

Dionne Galace said...

^the above comment is me, btw. Signed in with the wrong account. heh.

Chantal said...

I always wondered why you are called Bam online by so many. Cool childhood nickname for sure.

Lori said...

What a great interview!! Dionne, I can hardly wait for your urban fantasy books to come out...I think that they sound great!

Dionne Galace said...

it's out.

*breathing into a paperbag*

Bernadette said...

Really looking forward to the book :) Thanks for the interview!

Jodi said...

Good questions. I'm off to Samhain to check out more info on your book.

danetteb said...

Nice nickname story, got to love grandma's who call tham as they see 'em. *g*

Stacy~ said...

Love the interview, and I can't wait for "Skin to Skin". Good luck with the writing, and I hope to see you twist up those tired plot lines soon :)