Saturday, April 15, 2017

Interview With Author Dawn V. Cahill!

Hi all, Angela here, and I am so pleased to introduce you to another wonderful writer!

Author Dawn V. Cahill pens “Stories of Victorious Faith for the 21st Century,” nearly always with a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or dark chocolate nearby. “The characters in my stories face situations that would have been unthinkable even 20 years ago. We live in a vastly different world than our parents did, and that’s the world I write about.”

Ms. Cahill also blogs about puppies, substance abuse, and single parenting…sometimes all in the same day. She’s going to finish that novel she started at age 11 called Mitch and the Martians…someday. She has written several newspaper articles, three Christian contemporary novels, and more limericks than she can count. Email her at, or find her on Facebook. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). 

Welcome, Dawn! We're so glad you could visit us today. 

Thank you! I’m excited about my latest release, Moonstone Secrets, now available. For those of you who’ve read Book I in my Seattle Trilogy, Sapphire Secrets, I invite you to Victoria BC where the McCreary twins find themselves in danger…again! Learn more here:

Wonderful! Looks like a great read. What made you decide to become a writer?

I was an early reader, thanks to my older sister who taught me to read by age 5, and I became a story addict. Since I loved stories so much, I became curious if I could write one just as good as the ones in my beloved storybooks.

Where did the inspiration for your latest book come from? 

My husband & I went to Victoria BC on our honeymoon, and I always thought it would make a wonderfully romantic setting for a book!

Victoria is beautiful. We go out there quite often to visit family, and it would be a great setting! 
How does your faith and spirituality work in with your writing? 

I didn’t really know God until age 30. Prior to that, I lived like your typical unbeliever. So I like to insert a little of my own faith journey/testimony in each book. My non-Christian characters are like those we encounter every day…people enslaved to drugs, homosexuality, sexual immorality. But each book shows the redeeming power of God to transform the hardest of hearts!

That is a wonderful and needful thing to show. What do you want readers to come away with after reading your books?

I want them to remember what it’s like when they first came to know God, how He brought their dead hearts to life. For non-Christians, I want them to see what they’re missing, and maybe start seeking God for themselves.

I love that. Great hopes! 
What are you working on next? 

I’m working on Book II of my other series, Golden State Trilogy. I published Book I, Paint the Storm, last October. My WIP is called Paint the Valley. This is the series that tackles tough contemporary topics like same-sex marriage and school shootings. You can learn more here:

So here is my random question for you. When you are stressed, maybe a deadline’s approaching too fast, what is your favorite snack food? Or so you have another way to cope?

Believe it or not, puzzles have a calming effect on me. Like Crosswords or sudoku. When I turn my attention away from my source of stress, it really helps.

Those are really good ones, because they would require you to think about something else. Might have to give that a try some time. :) Thank you so much for joining  us today and all the best with your writing and this latest release! 

So to our readers, have you ever been to Canada or read a book set there recently? (If not you might have to check this one out!) 

As the Christmas season sparkles around her, DeeDee McCreary eagerly anticipates visiting magical Victoria, BC, with her boyfriend, Nick, and meeting his family. But the trip proves disastrous. First, Nick finds his bank account cleaned out. Then he disappears. Frantic, she determines to uncover what happened. When she discovers something far worse than she anticipated, she questions everything she believes to be true about him.
With the man she loves in jail for an unspeakable crime, DeeDee knows the truth lies somewhere in Nick and his ex-wife’s past. But if she pursues their secrets, will she put herself in danger, too?


  1. Thank you for the great interview with Dawn V. Cahill. I always enjoy books showing God's unconditional love to draw believers closer to Him and nonbelievers to a newer understanding of God's amazing love and grace for all. Moonstone Secrets is going to a great read with the setting in BC along with the plot and characters.

    Easter blessings!

    1. Thanks for stopping in today, Marilyn! It is nice that we can find books that build our faith and understanding of God's love...especially this time of year. Happy Easter!

  2. No, I haven't had an opportunity to see Canada or many other places so I enjoy reading about these places. Arm-chair traveling is something I do quite often. Thanks Dawn!

    1. That is one of the best reasons to read--to travel, whether to new places or times. :)