Today, we’re getting to know a bit more about the multi-genre talent, D.H. Gibbs.
She hails from Trinidad and Tobago, is an author, illustrator, and lifelong bibliophile. She has found a wonderful way to blend her love of the written word with her artistic abilities by creating books for children and adults.
When not writing, she can be found dreaming up new, fantastical stories for her fans or indulging her love of art, reading, or planning her next great adventure.
Let’s talk to D.H. Gibbs
What is the first book that made you cry?
Full Circle By Danielle Steel
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
I believe it’s both. I feel energized while I’m doing it but once I stop I’m exhausted.
Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
Yes, I have and then I feel like a junky looking for my next fix. Stalking my fav authors to see if they have anything.
Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
As a multi genre author, I think about that regularly. LOL. But I have not made a final decision.
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
No, I don’t. I myself sometimes write sad scenes and cry like a fool. If you don’t have strong emotions you can’t always identify with the realness of your characters.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
My social media has blown up with a lot of indie authors this past year and I think the entire movement is so helpful and supportive that they make you want to work at your craft and be better at it.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Hire an editor!!
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Scrivener, Buffer and Fiction Atlas Services.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
I would choose a fox. It’s smart and a survivor.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Of course, I read my book reviews. I’m ecstatic about the good ones and use the bad ones as a learning experience. Sometimes constructive criticism can help.
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
For my first nook Nika, I planted easter eggs for the next two books. I’m hoping the readers would eventually link them all.
Do you Google yourself?
Not if I can help it.
What is your favorite childhood book?
Anything Nancy Drew or Enid Blyton
If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
I would have taken more literary courses or become a librarian. That way I can inhale the smell of books all day.
Look for her latest book, A Touch of Kindness, to release in 2 short days–on August 19th!
You can catch up with D.H. Gibbs here: D.H. Gibbs