RNIC is delighted to spotlight author Donna Hill’s latest release, The Way You Love Me (The Lawsons of Louisiana)! Let’s all welcome her to the blog!
Who would play you in the movie about your life and why?
Angela Bassett! I think she is strong, determined, visionary and a great actress. I think she would be able to bring to the surface my passion for all that I do. Oh wait, Viola Davis… cause she is the truth! And she knows how to get away with stuff.
What type of music do you listen to?
Jazz and R&B
What are your favorite types of movies to watch?
Action, thrillers, suspense.
What types of books are on your bookshelf at home?
Mysteries, historical fiction, mainstream fiction, thrillers
Name some of your favorite authors who do not write romance.
Bernice McFadden, Gayle Jones, Deborah Johnson, Ernest Gaines, Toni Morrison, Jeffrey Deaver, Barbara Taylor Bradford
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
Anywhere in the Caribbean
Short answer favorites: Dessert. City. Season. Type of hero.Type of heroine. Actor. Actress. Band/solo singer. Color. Cuisine.
Red Velvet cake. New York tied with Washington DC., Strong, Focused and determined. Self-assured. Idris Elba. Viola Davis. Kem. Red. Caribbean.
What is your dream car and why?
A red Mustang convertible. I’ve wanted one since I was a kid. It just seems so hot and cool at the same time.
Which TV show(s) can you absolutely not miss every week?
Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Being Mary Jane, Empire, Downton Abbey, Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Suits.
Finish this sentence: You gotta love a man who…knows how to please his woman.
If your life were a movie, what would it be rated (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17)? R
Did you always want to be a writer? If not, what else did you want to do?
What is your greatest accomplishment as an author so far?
25 years of successful longevity in the business.
What does the area where you write look like?
Busy…. Notes, pens, stickies, eye glasses, white out.
Do you have a favorite hero/heroine you’ve written? What makes them special?
Quentin Parker and Rafe Lawson. There is something untouchable and utterly sexy about them. There is a deepness in their souls that women want to reach.
Which heroine from your books do you most closely identify with?
Regina from IF I COULD.
Bailey Sinclair is working two jobs to make ends meet and then she meets Justin Lawson one of Louisiana’s most eligible bachelors. Justin wants to make her life easier, but Bailey doesn’t do easy. They may come from different worlds, but Bailey must come to realize that if she wants true happiness she must be willing to trust that Justin has her happiness as his top priority.
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Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: The prize is a digital copy of the unedited manuscript of my upcoming novel MY LOVE AT LAST
Eligibility: You must be a subscriber to the RNIC newsletter.
How to enter: Answer the following question: Name the husband of each the following characters: Lee Ann Lawson, Desiree Lawson, Jacqueline Lawson.
Deadline: Contest ends March 23rd, 11:59 EST
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s). Prizes open to U.S. and international entrants.
About the Author
I began my writing career in 1987 writing short stories for the confession magazines. My first novel, ROOMS OF THE HEART, was published in 1990 by Odyssey Books. Since that time I have more that 70 titles in print. Three of my novels were adapted for television. Currently I write and teach. I received my MFA and teach English Literature at Medgar Evers College, Essex County College and the College of New Rochelle. I live in Brooklyn with my family.