Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Nerd Who Spied Me Interview with D.R. Grady

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with 1 comment


D.R. Grady has a very short bio and a very long book list.
D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.
Short. Right? Here's a little more. 
D.R.’s self- published three series: The Dragon Chronicles. The Morrison Family and the Me Series. ( Links to all her books are below) 
I think she writes the most awesome blurbs. You might want to check some out. Her next series will be published by Soul Mate Publishing. That makes us fellow “Soulies.”

D.R., I love firsts, so tell me about the moment when a Soul Mate Publishing told you they wanted to publish your book. This story still amazes me. I had a rough weekend, and felt, as we do, that I’d never be published by a publisher. (I have two self-published series but wanted to learn more about this business and working with a publishing house.) Monday morning I awoke in a gloomy mood, not feeling my writing self at all. Then when I opened my email, there it was, an offer for not one, but all three books! It’s wonderful how quickly our mood can change when something positive happens. (:

Other than your own, who are your favorite (heroes/heroines/writers) in your genre? I love Jayne Ann Krentz’s (Amanda Quick, Jayne Castle) characters. They’re not the “normal” type of heroines or heroes. Usually not especially attractive, but intelligent, practical, and they have struggles, just like I do. I find her characters relatable. I own every JAK, Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. I adore her. D.R, If you are looking for a new nerd author, try Penny Reid.
What is your favorite pastime, other than writing? I have an unfortunate YouTube addiction. (Cake decorating videos! New house tours! Kids and pets in funny situations!) I also adore reading—especially when I find a new author I click with. Or when Jayne Ann Krentz drops a new book.
How do you motivate yourself when inspiration takes a vacation? I remind myself this isn’t a hobby. This is my job. As most people do when they have to drag themselves out of bed and head to work, so do I, despite working from home. When we view ourselves as a professional, it gives us good habits in the workplace.  Great advice.

Any advice for new writers just starting out? Finish the book. Enjoy the moment and just keep at it until you write The End.

Tell us about The Nerd Who Spied Me
The Nerd Who Spied Me is book 12 of The Morrison Family Series – my nerd series. I’m rather fond of nerds, as I veer in that direction myself. (:
 Me too! I write nerdy stories. But my heroines are older and they time travel.
This story was such a romp to write. Cian Hunter and Verity Wellington are seasoned veteran operatives who are suddenly working together. They’re both confident in their work skills, but interpersonal skills, not so much.
Blurb:
Cian Hunter is tasked with the impossible: find Verity Wellington and bring her home safely. His survival is not guaranteed.

Everyone in their business knows Verity is perfectly capable of getting herself home, since she’s the gut-them-first-and-ask-questions-later type of operative. She also has the advantage of knowing where she is, which would be helpful.

He accepts the assignment, aware two operatives are better than one when dealing with the nebulous factions who lurk in the shadows. Plus, the chance to get close to Verity to see if his attraction to her is more than a fleeting interest is too good to pass up. Provided she doesn’t gut him first.

Cian is confident in his secret operative abilities, despite wishing to leave them behind. However, his relationship goals leave something to be desired. If he can figure those out… he might stand a chance of getting them both home alive.
I really love this blurb. And all the other ones of yours I read on Amazon

Excerpt:
She kept her eyes on the screen, tapping out more commands, determined to block whoever tried to keep them from their own files.
“I’ve got good news and bad news, Aleksi.”
His swallow was nearly silent, but she was attuned to people, especially those she loved.
“Okay, give me the bad news first.” He braced himself, because his entire body tensed.
“Someone is hacking into your system. And this someone knows what he’s doing.”
“There’s good news?” His voice strangled.
“Oh yeah. The person is in, but I just caught him and I’m going to make him rue the day he started his little hacking career.”
“And here I’ve always thought of Vlad as my scariest cousin.”


The Nerd Who Spied Me buy links:

Barnes and Noble: https://goo.gl/MBDoBQ
Google Play: https://goo.gl/8CVPwd

D.R., Thank you for being here. Here's where you can find D.R.
Twitter: @drgradybooks  https://twitter.com/drgradybooks
Facebook Page: D.R. Grady https://www.facebook.com/drgradybooks
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drgradybooks/?hl=en
Google+:  D.R. Gradybooks   https://plus.google.com/u/0/114138197846185543554/posts

And here's a linked list of DR's other books.
Other works by D.R. Grady

The Morrison Family Series:

The Nerd who Spied Me


Free Short Stories:

Math Nerds and Mechanics
Tall Golf

The Me Series:


The Dragon Chronicles Series:


For additional buying options and updates, please visit my website-

1 comment :

  1. I'm so happy to be a part of your blog, Susan! And I'm blushing at all your great comments. Thank you! (:

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