Searching for Beautiful Blog Tour

Please give a warm welcome to Nyrae Dawn, I’m so excited to have her on the blog today as part of her Searching for Beautiful Blog Tour! She’s stopping by for a “How I Write” Q&A Feature to share a little about her writing style. Check out the Q&A, her latest novel (isn’t the cover lovely?!), and enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter below.

Nyrae DawnAbout the Author

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Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn’s passion. There have been times in her life where she wasn’t able to chase that dream the way she desired, but she always found her way back to telling stories.

One of her loves has always been writing about teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she loves exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing and luckily for her, he doesn’t either.

Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she’s a total romantic at heart and proud.

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids. When she’s not with her family, you can be pretty sure you’ll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her.

She writes for Entangled Publishing, Grand Central Publishing and is self-published.

Nyrae is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Nyrae Dawn also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.Website:

“How I Write” Q & A with Nyrae Dawn

Are you a planner (outline, etc.) or do you “pants” it?

I’m actually a combination of the two. I always have a general idea in my head and then I just start writing. Once I get a handle on the story and I’ve written a little bit, then I start plotting out the rest of the book.

Do you write daily or sporadically when you’re inspired?

Daily. Well pretty much, at least. I might miss a day here and there but if I’m not working all the time, I’m antsy.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?

I’ve always loved writing. I like how it makes me feel and I wanted to be able to give happily ever afters.

What time of day do you find you write best? Or you enjoy more?

Anytime, but mostly morning and afternoon. I don’t often write in the evenings.

Do you have any writing quirks?

I don’t know if this is really a quirk but when I plot, I have to do it with pen and paper rather than on the computer.

Where is your favorite place to write?

I love writing in bookstores!

Searching for Beautiful by Nyrae Dawn

Entangled Teen | March 4, 2014

Brynn had a group of best friends, a boyfriend who loved her, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And then…she had none.

After it happened…

Everything was lost. The boy she now knew never loved her. The friends who felt she betrayed their trust. The new life just beginning to grow inside her.

Brynn believes her future is as empty as her body until Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of. But letting someone in isn’t as easy as it seems.


Can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?

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Many thanks to Nyrae and Rockstar Book Tours for having me as part of the Searching for Beautiful Blog Tour! Readers, enter the giveaway below and follow the tour for more chances to win (click here for full schedule)!


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14 Responses to Nyrae Dawn: How I Write + Giveaway

  1. Michelle Lee says:

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! 🙂

  2. Momo (Books Over Boys)
    Twitter: BooksOverBoys

    the way how nyrae mostly only writes in the day reminds me of how i mostly only read at night, lol. well, i think anyway, so i totes get it. x)

    awesome interview, jen! and thanks for the chance!
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  3. Zenetta says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I never thought about it before but bookstores are very quiet. I guess it would be a nice place to write.

  4. nurmawati djuhawan says:

    sounds great nyrae…
    can’t wait to read..
    thx u for hosting ^^

  5. bn100 says:

    Nice interview

  6. Great post! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
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  7. Teresa says:

    Thanks for this giveaway chance!

  8. Danielle @ Ladybug Literature
    Twitter: LadybugLit

    I have not read anything by Nyrae Dawn but I may need to rectify that very soon.
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  9. Mary Preston says:

    An interesting Q & A thank you.

  10. Nora says:

    Great post & thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Deena Edwards says:

    Great giveaway! The book sounds great! 🙂

  12. Texas Book Lover
    Twitter: Maria_Smith_76

    Love the sounds of this book!

    thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Heather K. says:

    Thanks for this great post and giveaway! I love Nyrae’s writing and will read ALL of her books.;)

  14. Carolsue says:

    This sounds like a very nice book. I am going to have to check it out further. Thanks for the giveaway, too!

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