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Author Spotlight ft. Daronica


Daroncia was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is a new indie author making her debut with her first book Domino Effect - released in January of 2020. Daroncia graduated with her Masters of Social Work and works to advocate for underserved youth and elderly patients. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and is a married, mother of 2 handsome boys. Daroncia passion for writing is ignited by those around her. Her favorite past time is watching period pieces and playing The Sims. In her spare time she supports others authors. Five books in and her greatest stories has yet to be told.


"I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something, then there's nothing left for you to work towards. I want to believe that there is a mountain so high that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it". -Cicely Tyson



 

1. What are some of your favorite books that you’ve written?


That's a difficult question. It's like picking a favorite child lol. If I must choose, I am gonna go with Vegas Heat and Captured and Captivated. Vegas Heat, because I feel like it shows my growth as a writer. It's where I tried Third Person POV for the first time, which is a challenge in itself. Captured and Captivated is my newest baby and favorite. I had fun writing this, and stepped out of my comfort zone with one of the intimate scenes. Now that I'm thinking, Suga Baby is a favorite too, it's a fan favorite. There were a few twist and turns.


2. How do you come up with your book ideas?


I am a Gemini. Those multiple personalities that people claim we have, works in my favor. My books often start off with a random conversations in my head, that I develop from there.


3. What would you say is your greatest accomplishment as an author so far? My greatest accomplishment thus far would be refusing to give up. It's not easy , opening yo yourself to the opinions of others. Its not easy to write 100 plus pages that may or may not ever get read. When I see other authors with 100 reviews vs my 30....I want to give up. But then u remember, someone likes my covers, they love my books, and that is what keeps me going.


4. How well do you handle criticism?


Very well. Everyone has an opinion, it's fine to exercise your right to discuss it. If the criticism is based on a reader not liking the book or storyline, it's fine. I'm not their cup of tea. If the feedback is something that will help improve my craft, keep it coming...Respectfully. One critique I've gotten a few times, is "not enough back story". With each new release, that's on my mind. I try to drop as much background and details as possible.


5. Where can readers find out more about you and your work?


They can follow me on IG @iamauthordaroncia or on Tik Tok @authordaroncia