Ep. 64 Darynda Jones: Charley Davidson Series

We’re joined by New York Times bestselling author, Darynda Jones! Darynda tells us all about her Charley Davidson series, which has just come to its conclusion with Summoned to Thirteenth Grave. She also talks about falling for her husband at the age of 10, discovering her son was deaf, her degree in Sign Language Interpreting, and her journey to becoming an author.

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Some highlights from our conversation include:

  • Her first experience with romance.
  • What her path to becoming a writer looked like.
  • How the Golden Heart competition kickstarted her career.
  • How she fell for her husband at the age of 10–and they’re still happily married!
  • What it was like realizing her son was deaf, getting people to believe her, and how that changed her life.
  • Where the idea for Charley Davidson came from, what it’s been like saying goodbye to the series after this long, and how she originally pitched the idea.
  • Her writing process–spoiler alert, she’s a hardcore plotter and outliner!
  • How she got her degree in Sign Language Interpreting.
  • All about her hilarious experiences interpreting for her son when he was in high school.
  • What she’s learned about the deaf community and deaf culture through her experiences.

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You can find out more about Darynda on her website or by following her on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!

About the Author
Jenny Nordbak earned a B.A in Interdisciplinary Archaeology from the University of Southern California. After graduating, she spent two years leading a double life, working in healthcare construction by day, while secretly working as a Dominatrix at a dungeon in LA by night. Her memoir, The Scarlett Letters: My Secret Year of Men in an LA Dungeon (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), is a candid look into that time in her life. Jenny is an advocate for sex positivity and female empowerment. She writes the Stocks and Bondage column for Penthouse and has been featured as a sex expert on The Doctors. She contributes to Men’s Health and has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. She is currently working on developing her memoir for TV and finishing her next book, a romance novel. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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