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The Florida Writer Podcast

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Dec 20, 2020

Have your characters ever taken on a life of their own, as if by magic? Romance writer McKenna Dean shares how her characters steal the scene--as if they have control of a Ouija Board. In this episode of the Florida Writer Podcast, host Alison Nissen and McKenna discuss strong characters and McKenna's favorite place to bring characters to life. 

McKenna Dean has been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a teacher, a biologist, and a dog trainer. She’s worked in a genetics lab, at the stockyard, behind the scenes as a props manager, and at a pizza parlor slinging dough. Finally, she realized all these jobs were just a preparation for what she really wanted to be: a writer.

She lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family, as well as the assorted dogs, cats, and various livestock.

She likes putting her characters in hot water to see how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.