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Summer Splash Book Blog Tour - Week 5: DR Perry

D.R. Perry's table
This week I sat down with D.R. Perry, author of Dragon My Heart Around, which is the latest book in her series, Providence Paranormal College.  She writes urban and paranormal fantasy set in or around Rhode Island, and her series is up to four books.  Perry has also written for a few popular anthologies, such as The Longest Night Watch (dedicated to the legendary Sir Terry Pratchett as well as awareness for Alzheimer's), Stardust Always (dedicated to David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both lost due to cancer this year), and Of Hexes and Hauntings. Perry is very elusive, so, while I have a picture of a table and her books, I have not been able to snap a picture of her.
  1. When did you first realize you were going to be a writer?I didn't even dare think I could try and make a go at it as a career until I was 39. Every time I start thinking about wasted years, I remember Alan Rickman. His first film role wasn't until age 42. And here I am now, about to have that birthday myself with four books published. 
  2. Describe your ultimate writing space. A desk and chair that are actually the correct height. I'm too short for standard desks, so my feet either don't touch the floor and fall asleep or I have flashbacks to being seven and sitting at the grown-up table with the edge of the table at breastbone-level. Other than that, no glass desks. Wow, guess I'm not too picky, huh?

Author Bio:
D.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island, where all her books are set. Although she's not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn't leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective.
D.R. writes all kinds of things. Mostly, they have strange and unusual elements. Not strange isotopes or Strontium or anything like that, but creatures who are people or people who are creatures. Beware of the Attack Poetry and rampant puns. Keep off the grass, or the song parodies may bite.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in the Ocean State, which she loves to remind people is not an island and not Long Island. D.R. is well aware that her home state has both of those things, but isn't defined by them. Maybe she likes it here so much because it reminds her that she's also more than the sum of her parts.
D.R. hopes you have as much fun reading her books as she did writing them.

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