New Adult Authors

Countdown to NewASH: M. Dalto (@MDalto421)

There is only 6 more days until the start of the New Adult Scavenger Hunt. Meet the authors participating in the hop during the Countdown to NewASH, then come December 26th, join us for the big event for a chance to win awesome books and other prizes!

M. Dalto is a New Adult fiction writer of adventurous romantic fantasy stories, and her debut, TWO THOUSAND YEARS, won one of’s coveted Watty Awards in 2016. She continues to volunteer her time as a Wattpad Ambassador, where she engages and hopes to inspire new writers. She spends her days as a full-time residential real estate paralegal, using her evenings to hone her craft. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, playing video games, and drinking coffee. She currently lives in Braintree, MA, with her husband, their daughter, and their corgi named Loki.

Describe your novel in 3 words?

Barista Meets Prophecy.

What inspired your novel?

The inspiration for TWO THOUSAND YEARS actually came to me in 1993 when Billy Joel released his album ‘River of Dreams’ and on it was a song called Two Thousand Years. My best friend and I had very active imaginations and we often wrote our own stories, roleplayed, and the like — there was something about Two Thousand Years that called to me, telling me there was a story there and it needed to be written. The melody was moving and the lyrics were inspiring- battles to be won and love that spanned centuries – it begged for a story to be told. But it wasn’t until years later, during NaNoWriMo in 2014 that I had the thought in my head to actually write a story inspired by that song I had heard so long ago. So I sat down, and 30 days later, I had the first draft of TWO THOUSAND YEARS written.

What is your favorite winter tradition?

Buying our Christmas tree- we get a real tree every year and set out to get it the first weekend of December. We go as a family, and once we bring it home, all of our holiday decorations are brought down and the house immediately goes into Christmas mode. We play holiday music, make hot chocolate and spend the time together getting everything decorated for the season.

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