Science Fiction and Fantasy Novelist
Anything else you may want to know:
1) Was writing always your dream? Initially writing was not my dream because I didn’t think it was in me but the older I became the more it became one.
2) What's a typical working day like for you? I try to work out before sitting down to write in order to clear my head. I like working later in the evening being that I am a night owl. I work at the kitchen table and usually have a science fiction movie on as I write. I don’t always set a daily writing goal but try to get as much as possible done at least five days a week.
3) Do you ever see yourself as one particular character in your novels? No, I don’t see myself as one of the characters but I can relate to Connor since she can be sarcastic at times.
4) If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be? It would be called, ‘Why I Refuse to Grow Up’
5) What was the greatest thing you learned at school in regards to writing? My English teachers liked my stories and told me I should write more. Their encouragement was lasting.
6) What was the greatest thing you learned that helped you write the life-story of your characters? Always be true to yourself instead of pleasing others or you will never be happy in life. While writing, I relied on what felt right to me while developing the storyline and the characters.
Dormaine G is a science fiction, fantasy, paranormal author and creator of the YA, urban fantasy series, Connor. She was born in New York and lived there with her family until the age of eight when they moved to Mississippi. Years later, she went to college at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana to study for a few years then moved to Massachusetts to start her nursing studies. Eventually, she moved back to New York on her own where she became a registered nurse and a certified forensic nurse.
Although Dormaine G may be a nurse by profession, she has always been an author at heart. Throughout the years, she has written stories as her love of books developed at a young age ever since spending Saturdays at the library cozying up to a good book. Within a book, the mind can travel to worlds of the imagination and the beyond.
In 2013, she finally took the plunge and published her first YA novel titled “Connor” and in 2014, an adult horror short story titled “Madame Lilly, Voodoo Priestess”. Both are the first editions of many to come as she stays locked up in her office spinning more tales. If Dormaine is not in her office you can find her by the pool, munching on some mint chocolate chip ice cream or dreaming of her spaceship.