TLB: During summers when I was a kid my mom shooed us outside in the morning and told us not to come back until dinnertime. My sister and I got into lots of adventures on our own. Our neighborhood had a “haunted house”, really an abandoned farmhouse. and I got the reputation for being brave… Read more »
Did you play any instruments when you were a kid?
DLD: Nope, not one single instrument and I did not have a singing voice either. In mandatory choir, I lip-synced the words and pretended to be singing. TLB: That’s funny! My father was a gifted musician who could play almost any instrument so I really wanted to learn to play the piano. I took years… Read more »
What were your favorite things to do when you were young?
TLB: I grew up on a horse farm in Kentucky where my family raised Morgan horses. Sometimes my dad bought horses with bad habits like bucking or running away. My sister and I rode them every day, spending lots of time talking to them and gaining their trust. And we had a great time competing… Read more »
If you weren’t a writer, what would you like to be?
DLD: I am not super athletic, but I love playing tennis. I think I would like to be a great tennis player–maybe one of the top 100 players in the world. That would be amazing. What about you, Tami? TLB: Before I was a writer I was a lawyer- I don’t want to do that… Read more »
How long does it take you to write your books?
DLD: First, I love writing books with you! For biographies, I could spend years researching and getting to know the person or people I want to write about. Their lives are never as simple as so-and-so did this-and-then-this happened. They seem to always have challenges or overcome obstacles to get to their accomplishments. I tend… Read more »
Now the question everybody asks- how do you write a book together?
DLD and TLB: Writing a book together is so much more fun than writing alone! We share ideas and combine inspiration and it’s never lonely or boring. We live in different cities, across the country so we aren’t together often but we talk on the phone, Skype and Zoom all the time. We’re usually together… Read more »