Q&A: Pintip Dunn

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Author Bio :


Pintip Dunn graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. She also published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL entitled, ” How judges Overrule : Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,”

Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers. YARWA, and The Golden Network.

She lives with her children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at http://www.pintipdunn.com/ .

SPECIAL THANKS TO: sprinkleofbooks.weebly.com // Entangled Teens

What inspired you to write the book ‘Forget Tomorrow’?

PD : I was lying down  for a hazy, mid-afternoon nap with my son and contemplating my writing career. Wouldn’t it be great, I thought, if future me could send a memory back to my younger self, so that I would know if I succeeded as an author and whether those long hours and heartache were worth it? My mind immediately jumped to the next thought : “Hey! That would make a cool world for a book.” I’d already decided I wanted to write my next novel about sisters, and in particular, the protective, maternal love a teenage girl can have for her younger sister. What would be the worst memory a girl like this could receive? I asked myself. The answer was obvious : a memory in which she saw herself killing the sister she swore to protest. And voila! Even before my son woke up from his nap, a story was born.

What urged you to become an author?

PD : I have wanted to be a writer ever since I was six years old. I remember this moment so clearly. I was in first grade , and my teacher asked the class to list the three things we wanted to be when we grew up. The first item on my list was “author”. It has been my dream and passion ever since.

How do you write?

PD : I have long-standing fibromyalgia and RSI, which means that I can’t type on a keyboard without debilitating pain. When I was in college, I had a typist, and I took several of my finals orally. I dictated using Dragon Naturally Speaking ( a voice activation program), until I got my iPhone four or five years ago. My life changed. I was accustomed to dictating — but I hated it. I am just more comfortable going from brain to fingers. With the iPhone, I can lock the phone in “portrait” position and type with my thumbs with minimal pain. (Even in a “landscape” position, the keys are too far apart.) I have written my last three novels on my iPhone and am just about to finish a fourth.

What advice can you give to those who aspire to publish a book?

PD : Persevere. Publishing is rife with rejection, in so many forms. It is very rare for a writer to become an instant success. Be patient. Study the craft. Work to improve. So long as you get better with every book, that is what counts.

WHERE TO FIND PINTIP :

WEBSITE – http://www.pintipdunn.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPintipDunn
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/pintipdunn
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/pintip_dunn/
GOODREADS – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13442212.Pintip_Dunn?from_search=true&search_version=service

PRE-ORDER FORGET TOMORROW :

AMAZON – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13442212.Pintip_Dunn?from_search=true&search_version=service
BARNES & NOBLE – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forget-tomorrow-pintip-dunn/1121154538?ean=9781633752382
KOBO – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/forget-tomorrow
BOOK DEPOSITORY – http://www.bookdepository.com/Forget-Tomorrow-Pintip-Dunn/9781633752382
ITUNES – http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/forget-tomorrow/id1003220432?mt=11
POWELL’S – http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781633752382
BOOKS-A-MILLION – http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Forget-Tomorrow/Pintip-Dunn/9781633752382?id=6425412589020

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