I’m interviewing DP Denman today, the author of M/M contemporary romance novel “Changing Tide”. Thank you for answering my questions, DP!
1) Please tell us about yourself.
I am a native of the Pacific Northwest, though I have to admit I’m hard pressed to pick a hometown. We moved a lot when I was a child and I still have a bit of that wanderlust so I call the whole place home. I’m currently nestled halfway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia and spend a fair amount of time in each. My kids are a pair of furbabies named Jackson and Tucker who are always good for comic relief.
2) Tell us about your book.
Changing Tide is about Jack, a man on the verge of giving up on love when he falls for a man who already has. David is trying and failing to put a tragedy behind him. Jack is trying and failing to put an empty relationship behind him. In Jack’s mind, David has the potential to be just an intense short-term affair but as the days go by he has a hard time letting go. He’s not the only one. Jack, David and Jack’s ex-lover, Emerson, have that in common. By the end they’re all struggling with wanting what it seems they can’t have.
3) What inspired you to write Changing Tide?
The characters were actually my inspiration. Jack and David appeared and I started the book to see where the story went without any idea where it would end. When Emerson showed up I realized I had a real story.
4) How many hours per week do you spend writing?
If you include marketing and blogging, writing takes up about 30-35 hours a week. If we’re just talking time spent spinning stories and editing then it’s about 20. It’s very much a second career.
5) If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?
William Shakespeare because judging by his work I suspect he had a wicked sense of humor. Samuel Clemens for the same reason. Anne Rice because I’d love to know what she thinks of the current incarnation of vampire tales. There’s no doubt she’s a trailblazer in the paranormal genre.
6) What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on a series called Saving Liam. It’s about a boy who ends up on the street when his parents reject him for being gay and the path he travels to put his life back together. It’s due out in the spring of 2014.
About Changing Tide
For Jack Lewis love comes from unexpected places…so does tragedy. When David arrived on Vancouver Island, he was just another tourist looking to charter a boat. A few hours on the water together proves he is more than that. As a world traveler, David is a man of mystery who has been everywhere and seen everything.
Attraction draws them together but an attempt at a meaningless fling fails one touch at a time when Jack feels more than he thought he would. The love affair sparks fear in David and jealousy in Emerson, the man who frequents Jack’s bed in a relationship that is all sex and no soul.
At odds with the men in his life Jack tries to talk David into staying and Emerson into going. The attempt sends things spinning out of control and he struggles with the consequences that could leave him empty handed.
DP Denman is an M/M (gay) contemporary romance author from the soggy splendor of the Pacific Northwest. She is a long-suffering hockey fan and an enthusiast of all things coffee. In addition to being an obsessed writer, DP is also an eclectic reader and determined LGBT rights activist. She lives with her fur babies and a pair of hyper-caffeinated muses.