Friday, September 26, 2014


Welcome! Follow Fest is a blog hop for the purpose of connecting authors. Writing is one career choice that does not put you at the top of the social sphere. It's difficult because most of the time we are closeted off to ourselves in our caves. Most of us are shy, introvert, book addicts (or is that just me) so this connecting is so important.
Today is the last day of the hop. You can still sign up here!

Angelica Steward – but I write under Dawn Brazil

Fiction or nonfiction? 

What genres do you write?
Urban fantasy, paranormal romance, science fiction

Are you published?
Yes, I self-published my first book, Finding Me, in April of this year.

Do you do anything in addition to writing?

I love to cook and have talked seriously with my hubby about opening a Bed and Breakfast when our children are grown and out of the house. In addition to cooking, I love to read (of course) but I mean, I really like to read. I also love watching movies and eating York Peppermint patties.

A little about me….

I’m married and have three teenage kids that I adore – sometimes. I have a huge crush on Superman and will get into the silliest arguments with people who don’t think he’s as awesome as I think he is. I like to pretend that I’m Wonder Woman (when I was a kid, I’d bend wire hangers to make her head piece and put on a leotard and prance around the house). I’m from Michigan but not live in Texas…yeah, it was a huge adjustment at first just dealing with the weather. I would love to travel but haven’t had an opportunity except when I was in the military…but that so does not count for travel…IJS 

What are you reading right now?
I just finished reading a novel today, Ice Country by David Estes. It is the sixth book in the Dweller series. And is an awesome example of world-building and character depth/arch. I am finishing up Bloodlust by Nicole Zoltack, she’s an awesome writer of fantasy. And I just started The New Mrs. Collins by Quanie Miller.

Which authors influenced you the most?

Every author I read influences me in some way; even those books that I did not enjoy influence me as a writer. But if I had to narrow it down, Stephen King was Everything when I was a kid. I read his books in droves – still love him to this day.

Where can people connect with you?


Twitter- @DawnBrazil

Wattpad -

Do you have a newsletter?

Not yet, but I know I need one.

Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

Yes, I believe in supporting other authors. I’ll participate in cover reveals, blog tours, and even review books for other authors (when time permits). I’m a busy lady but I can’t keep a book outta my hands. I have a preference for fantasy and science fiction but will read most anything with great characters. I had an aversion to romance for years but I’ve started to evolve. I’ve even read Nicholas Sparks and you can’t get any more romantic than him.
Have a great day. Read a book and laugh!


  1. Thanks for participating in Follow Fest! :)

  2. Your genres are right up our alley!! Congrats with your writings. Loving the theme of your covers!

  3. LOVE your cover theme! Congrats with your books!

  4. I still love Wonder Woman and grew up with Christopher Reeves as Superman. But Aquaman is my downright favorite super hero. For mainly superficial reasons. lol!

    Glad I got to find you through Follow Fest!

  5. I love people who love to cook. They're usually a lot of fun. Good luck on getting that Bed and Breakfast.

  6. Yes for Stephen King! :) And I have a bag of York Peppermint Patties in my house right now. Opened, of course. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

  7. Hi Dawn, nice to finally catch up with you! I've added Finding Me to me to read list. I'm looking forward to reading it!

  8. It was great to learn more about you and your writing. I've always loved Wonder Woman myself. I mean, what is there not too like :)

  9. Thanks, everyone for visiting. Sorry I couldn't respond to everyone...the day job and kids... and Quanie Miller's book - OMG, I'm loving it. It's great to connect with other authors.

  10. So nice to meet you Dawn, through Follow Fest. I like the genres you work in and hope to learn more about your work.

  11. Hi Dawn! Oh wow, so many things in common! Superman is my fav superhero. I reject all that stuff about him being too powerful to be interesting, his conflicts are internal. I'm also a big Stephen King fan. There such a richness about his characters, as though he knows the complete back-story of every character that strolls across his canvass.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading you novel and more about your writing journey.

  12. Great meeting you through Follow Fest! I'm going to have to check out your book. FYI, I tried clicking on your book links in the side bar, and it gave me a bad redirect. It looks like there's no colon (:) after the http.

    And Superman really is the greatest super hero. :)

  13. It's good to know more about you, Dawn. I can't keep books out of my hands either. Glad to hear you're enjoying Quanie's book. I have to check it out soon. (And I hope you fulfill your B&B dream!)

  14. Stephen King is certainly a great influence to have! I remember reading him for the first time and being stunned at the power behind his words.



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