Author's Bio

Daelynn Quinn was born and raised in southern Maryland where she spent her youth exploring and falling in love with nature in the woods behind her house. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in dietetics, which she promptly abandoned to pursue writing. Daelynn’s writing is fast-paced and laced with current issues which concern her. Her first dystopian trilogy, Fall of Venus, focused on climate change and the biochemical industries. Her recently-released YA novel, Neverland Academy, delves into child abuse and negligence. Daelynn is excited to be commencing a new series, which will tear into the animal exploitation industries. When she is not reading or writing, Daelynn enjoys brainstorming while mowing her lawn, cooking healthy meals her kids refuse to eat, and watching old episodes of Mr. Bean with her three boys.

Author name: Daelynn Quinn

Genre(s): YA, Dystopian SciFi

Book edited by Eve: Fall of Venus

Other books you have written and any other publications: Crimson Return, The Trinity, Neverland Academy

Interview:

This is an article from an interview of author Daelynn Quinn by Luiz Diaz. It’s our goal at Eve Arroyo to promote the authors Eve edits for, favorites of Eve and Luiz, and our contest winners. Enjoy!

Many authors have an interesting story as to how they entered the writing business and Daelynn is no different. “It all started with a backache that left me bedridden for a month, and bored out of my mind. I had gotten tired of reading books, so I decided to write one,” she said.

“Writing has always come naturally for me. I was always one of those students in school who would wait until the very last minute to write my papers, and yet I would receive the highest marks. But even the best writers have room for improvement. I continue to develop my skills every day that I write.”

Eve recently completed editing Fall of Venus by Daelynn Quinn. This is a dystopian sci-fi novel for young adults through adult readers. Here’s a teaser about the book: In Fall of Venus, the protagonist, Pollen, wakes up in the woods with no memory of how she got there. Soon she and her friend Marcus become prey to a set of hunters. When they finally make it out alive, they find their world has changed. A virus has wiped out most of the population and the survivors sent to a high security prison-turned-refugee camp to keep them safe. Pollen learns that her niece, Evie, is there. Having learned that those who run the refugee camp have darker intentions, Pollen and Marcus set out to rescue Evie from the prison.

Creating an entire post-apocalyptic world from scratch is no easy task. “I’m not sure where the original idea came from, to be honest. It’s a concept that has been in my head for most of my life, but I never bothered to write it down. I think when I was young and learning about the planets of the solar system, specifically Venus, that was when the idea was originally planted,” said Daelynn. 

When asked about her writing process or technique she responded, “When I initially wrote Fall of Venus, I had no process. I simply sat and wrote from start to finish. Later, I developed outlines and storyboards to help me along. I enjoyed writing the characters most. Even though I created them from my imagination I felt I had a close bond with each and every one of them. They are also what I miss most about writing the series,” says Ms. Quinn.

She is currently working on an untitled manuscript. Here’s the synopsis: “Audrey was born #13509 in a dairy factory farm. For twelve years she’d never seen the light of day until the morning of her scheduled insemination, when Alistair and the Human Liberation League break into the farm and release her, along with fifty other girls headed for a future of mechanical rape and forced lactation. Outside the confines of the factory farm, Audrey meets a new sense of freedom, tinged with danger and oppression from a world overrun by vampires with an unusual hunger for processed human flesh.

“The peaceful vampire Alistair takes Audrey in as his pet, a reminder of the daughter he lost decades earlier. But soon trouble begins to stir. In order to keep her safe, he sends her off to a farm sanctuary, where she is forced to socialize with a group of humans who were also rescued from abusive prisons. Angry and heartbroken, Audrey has no choice but to befriend her new peers. But when the sanctuary owner dies inexplicably, they face a terrifying dilemma: be shipped off to a feedlot and suffer the abuse of factory farms once again, or escape into the wild, a place equally as dangerous.”

I’m personally interested in the subject matter of her new book and the unique way she has chosen to present it.  Ethical treatment of our four legged friends is important and we, as a planet, are growing more aware of their plight.

She has four books to her credit and another one on the way, but is not a full time author. Instead she’s a full time mom raising her three sons, one of which is autistic. “And they love being the first to read my work!” she says.

Three kids keep her pretty busy and she is still able to get in, on a good day, one to three hours of writing. But she confesses, “Lately, I haven’t had much time to write at all.”

With her busy schedule she is not able to write as much as she would like, but she often gets some time in while the boys are in school.

She wants to keep writing as many novels as possible, as long as she can keep coming up with new ideas. Writing happens anywhere she can take her laptop. Usually on her bed or the couch. But sometimes, if she’s really motivated, she’ll sit at her desk.

When asked if Eve's editing was helpful to her, she replied, “Editing is one of the building blocks of a successful novel and Eve did an outstanding job on my book.  Not only were her proofreading skills excellent, but she gave some very helpful feedback.”  

Daelynn, thank you for your time.  This has been fun.  I look forward to hearing of your continued success as an author.  Please do keep us up-to-date on your current project.

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