posted on March 10, 2014 by Donna Thorland

Lightning round with Donna Thorland!

  • Favorite literary heroine?9780451415400_large_The_Rebel_Pirate

Philippa Somerville

  • Vampires or Werewolves?

Vampires

  • True Blood or Vampire Diaries?

I’m a TV writer. If I answer that question, I may well ace myself out of my next job.

  • The Notebook or Pretty Woman?

Pretty Woman

  • Best way to spend Saturday night?

At home watching a movie

  • Best way to spend Sunday morning?

Breakfast at one of two Salem institutions: Red’s Sandwich Shop (which started life in the 18th century as the London Coffee House) or Dotty and Ray’s. Then a trip to Front Street Coffee.

  • How do you take your coffee?

I don’t! Tea please. Or even better, 18th century drinking chocolate. You can buy this recreation of a colonial beverage in several museums in Boston or online at www.mars.com.

  • If you had 3 things to take with you on a desert island, what would they be?

A map, a shovel, and a compass. Desert islands come standard with buried treasure, right?

  • Do you have any other books in the works? What do you plan on writing about once the Renegades of the Revolution series is over?

Will you settle for something cryptic but—I hope—intriguing? There’s a fourth Renegades book in the works and it will feature a highwayman…

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Donna-PMA native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Donna graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History. For many years she managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and wrote and directed the Witch City’s most popular Halloween theater festival, Eerie Events. She later earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Donna has been a sorority house mother, a Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellow, a WGA Writer’s Access Project Honoree, and a staff writer on the ABC primetime drama, Cupid. Her screenwriting credits include episodes of the animated series, Tron: Uprising. Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Albedo One. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project, The Night Caller, aired on WNET Channel 13 and was featured on Ain’t It Cool News. She is married with one cat and divides her time between Los Angeles and Salem

ONE PERSON WHO COMMENTS WILL WIN A COPY OF THE REBEL PIRATE!

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Author Donna Thorland will continue her REBEL PIRATE blog tour tomorrow, March 11, at Romance Dish.

Donna Thorland

Donna Thorland

Graduating from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History, Donna managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem for several years. She then earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has been a Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellow and a WGA Writer’s Access Project Honoree, and has written for the TV shows Cupid and Tron: Uprising. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project aired on WNET Channel 13 in New York. Her fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Albedo One. She is married with one cat and divides her time between Los Angeles and Salem.

10 thoughts on “Lightning round with Donna Thorland!”

  1. How accomplished you are as a writer — good luck on this next one in the series.

  2. Make Kay says:

    Can’t wait to read this one! I LOVED Turncoat!!

  3. Make Kay says:

    I can’t wait to read this one! I LOVED The Turncoat!!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance

  4. Tracey Parker says:

    Oh I now have to order some of the chocolate! I have read about it in so many books its great to know that someone out there is making some. Thanks for the lightening round!

    1. The Early American chocolate is pretty neat. It takes a bit of stirring to get it to dissolve, and it is a little bit like Mexican drinking chocolate, but the spice blend is different. The Peabody Essex Museum, where I used to work, had some lovely Asian Export chocolate pots. I’ll see if I can find an image online and post on my blog 🙂

  5. M Kraut says:

    I can’t wait to read this one! I LOVED The Turncoat!
    And Cupid was an awesome show, just sayin’

  6. anne says:

    Enjoyable post. Your talent and creativity is admirable and special. best wishes and much happiness and success.

  7. Karen says:

    I enjoyed this lightning round and look forward to your latest book. But for me, the tidbit that grabbed my attention the most was that you divide your time between Los Angeles and Salem. That must be quite a culture shock! 😉

  8. Charlene says:

    Would love to read your book, and by the way I love the Vampire Diaries, and True Blood!

  9. bn100 says:

    Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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