Now for the Fun Stuff

So last time, we got all the nitty-gritty writing and journaling details out of Cynthia Dawn Griffin. This time, however, we are going to get some inside scoop on Dawn and her likes and dislikes.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Mornings? Boo! Not a morning person! I often don’t roll out of bed before 10 am. I’ve always preferred the night, and many times stay up late at night reading.

Favorite author?

I have to pick just one? Yikes. I have many such as Christopher Moore, J.K. Rowling, and James S.A. Corey for fiction. And Don Miguel Ruiz for nonfiction. (I’m with you–too many good authors out there to name just one!) 

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you pick and what would you do there?

See I wouldn’t go just one place. I want to see the entire world. But if I could pick the highlights… I want to see the art in Italy and the lay on the beaches of Tahiti.shutterstock_643472131.jpg


What TV show did you religiously watch as a kid?

My parents were strict about what we could and could not watch as kids, so I was stuck with certain shows like Little House on the Prairie and The Andy Griffith Show. But little did they know, I liked to sneak a tape in the VCR and record episodes of JAG to watch later when they weren’t home (because for some reason they thought JAG wasn’t appropriate for kids to watch… lol).

I also loved to watch Star Trek and Star Wars whenever I could sneak those in too.

Tell us 3 things you couldn’t live without if you were stranded on a white sand beach with only palm trees. Oh, there’s no WiFi, cell service or a way to charge electronic devices so you have to leave those at home! *wicked grin* 

Grrr… well there goes the kindle idea. Then I would take a notebook and pen and write my own stories, and then a blanket to relax on. The blanket could also triple as a roof to keep off the rain, and a way to flag down passing ships when I get tired of being all by my lonesome (which might take a

Air conditioning or windows open?

I prefer windows open, but living in Florida makes it hard to do that during the summer. I love listening to the wind blow in the trees.

Dogs or cats or fish?

Personally, I’m not a pet lover. That being said, we rescued a dog a few years ago for our son. I love our sweet Bella and can’t imagine out lives without her. Having a dog––the right dog––makes all the difference in the world.

Favorite color?

PURPLE… I love the color purple and wear it often, though I also have a fondness for orange too.

Your preference in warm weather: sandals or bare feet?

Oh, I go bare foot as much if possible and do. Florida weather makes it so I can go bare foot almost year round. Yay!

How would you spend a rainy Saturday morning?

Either reading or writing. Maybe a little of both.


I hope you enjoyed this follow-up with Dawn. You can find her lots of places on Social Media to learn more about her and interact with you (and bother her about what she’s writing now!).

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