Welcome to Three Questions with Van Heerling. This is where you get to meet authors, actors, painters and anyone else that is bent toward the arts, but on a more personal level. 
Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Dawn Torrens (D.G Torrens) author of Broken Wings and several other fabulous books. 

Let's get started.

VH: If you could go back in time to when you were seven years old, what wisdom or advice would you pass on to your former self?

Dawn: If I could really transport my adult self back to when I was seven years old, I would give myself a much needed-hug (these were pretty sparse back then) and I would tell myself to hang in there that everything would turn out just fine...

VH: What is the worst advice you ever received? Did you follow it? What happened?

Dawn: I remember having a conversation once with an ex work colleague a lady I worked with for quite sometime. I was in my early thirties and had half written a novel. I was sharing with her my hopes and dreams of becoming a full time writer one day and dreams of publishing my first novel! I remember clearly to this day her response, "That's a pretty tall dream Dawn, maybe you ought to set your sights a little lower, something more realistic perhaps!" She said in a rather patronizing tone. I never challenged her response that day, I simply smiled a knowing smile! Because you see, I knew then that one day my dream would be a reality...

VH: When was the last time you felt alive? I mean really alive!

Dawn: Lol! The last time I felt truly alive and I mean truly alive was when I was holidaying in Greece a few years ago now! I was stood on a high cliff and I mean a really high cliff and I had the urge to dive off it into the deep blue see below that looked so calm and inviting. It was such a hot day and I remember looking over the edge standing there in my swimsuit... So I did just that and jumped off without giving it another thought! I have never felt so scared and yet so excited all at once in my entire life! It was an incredible feeling, would I do it again you ask? Hell yeh...

VH: Dawn, it is always great having a chat with you. I know there is a sea between us but at times I feel like we are as close as two chairs, a table and sips of tea. I wish you continued success!
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Broken Wings

Two people who have both suffered tragic losses in their young life; both of them avoiding love for completely different reasons. Joshua, a soldier in the British Army, a bomb disposal expert and the very best at what he does. Angelina, an editor for a local newspaper and writer in her spare time. Both of them focused on their careers. 

Brought together unexpectedly, they fall unconditionally and irrevocably in love with one another. All is perfect in their lives until Joshua is unexpectedly posted to Afghanistan for six months. Angelina's worst fears are finally realized. Joshua has to go, it's his duty as a soldier, but the pull in his heart is strong and he leaves her behind with a heavy heart. 

Angelina is devastated and prays for his safe return. Until one day, a few weeks into Joshua's deployment, there is a knock on her door that changes her life forever.

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Author Bio:

D.G. Torrens is the author of seven books which she has written and published over the past three years with a toddler in tow!  D.G. Torrens currently lives in Birmingham, United Kingdom with her husband and four year old daughter.

The author is also a member of RABMAD, "Read a book make a difference" where a group of like minded authors donate a percentage of their sales to their chosen charity. The author is currently penning her latest novel, The Poppy Fields which is due for release in the New Year.


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12/09/2013 2:13am

Thank you so much for inviting me to your wonderful virtual studio Van... It was a real pleasure as always :)

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12/09/2013 4:04am

Great interview Dawn and Van !!! Love the concept !! :) hugs

Jude

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12/09/2013 5:53am

Thank you so much Jude! I agree a great concept :)

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12/09/2013 4:39am

Great interview Van and Dawn. :)

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12/09/2013 5:54am

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment Lisa :)

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12/09/2013 8:14am

Fantastic interview. :)

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12/09/2013 9:27am

Dawn is a class act--an amazing writer and human being --- her voice as a proud patriot is heard all over the world as the "Voice of the Battlefield." Thank you for your contribution---thank God you didn't listen to that lady with the small mind---but rather carried through with your BIG plans---way to go Dawn--looking for much more in the years to come!

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Van Heerling
12/09/2013 7:00pm

Thank you all for stopping by. Much appreciated.

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12/10/2013 6:37am

What a great interview. I'm so glad you didn't let that horrible woman undermine your dreams of becoming a writer, because I love your books!

12/09/2013 11:00pm

Thank you so much Paul. Your words are so humbling :)

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12/09/2013 7:59pm

Great interview! The world is a better place that you didn't listen to that woman. Good for you for standing up for your dreams!

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12/10/2013 5:56am

Thank you JJ! I believe so too x

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12/09/2013 11:22pm

Really enjoyed the interview!

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