D. C. Gomez is an award-winning USA Today Bestselling Author, podcaster, motivational speaker, and coach. Born in the Dominican Republic, she grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. D.C. studied film and television at New York University. After college, she joined the US Army, and proudly served for four years.
One of D.C.’s passions is helping those around her overcome their self-limiting beliefs. She writes both non-fiction as well fiction books, ranging from Urban Fantasy to Children’s Books.
You write both non-fiction as well as fiction books, ranging from Urban Fantasy to Children’s Books. Take us through your series.
I’m truly blessed to write in multiple genres. My urban fantasy books have expanded into their own universe (Reapers Inc.), with the first series being The Intern Diaries. This universe is based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse being present in the modern world. Currently, the universe has two other series, The Order’s Assassin and The Elisha and Elijah Chronicles. The Order’s Assassin picks up at the end of the Intern Diaries (Judgement Day) with a side character named Eric. The Order of Witches recruited Eric to find the traitor among them.
Elisha and Elijah is a cross between Urban Fantasy and Dystopia, taking place sixty years in the future. A plague that turned humans to zombies, and a war between humans and witches has destroyed the world. If the plague didn’t kill enough humans, the war definitely did. Her nemesis (the humans) recruited Elisha to find a potential cure for the plague. Being a superpower witch, way too curious and fairly bored, she agrees to take on the job. The Second book for both series will be released this fall.
For those readers that magic is not their thing, I have a contemporary humorous fiction series called The Cat Lady Series. This story follows the adventures of Angela, who was a depressed cat lady turned into arms dealers. This is a second chance story of finding purpose and caring for those people in your life.
For anyone with a little one in their family, I have a children’s series called Charlie’s Fables. My nephews inspired this series. My goal was to give them books that would entertain and inspire them at a very early age. Book one is Charlie, what’s your talent? This book helps little ones discover their innate abilities and enjoy their own talents.
Finally, I have a collection of devotionals. During the pandemic, I found myself moved by the Lord to write a series of devotionals to help those around me heal. The series has three books right now: Dare to Believe, Dare to Forgive and Dare to Love. The books are meant to be completed in twenty-eight days, with each day providing readers with a scripture verse, commentary, and a place to reflect on their own experiences.
I’m a genuine believer that we all enjoy many things in our lives. My genres have a little bit for everyone who is searching for a fun story to read. They all have one thing in common: they are full of unique quirky characters that will make you laugh, and at times cry, but will help you escape from your own world.
What readers are saying,
“Well written … fast-paced … a mix of supernatural and earthly realms where Death resides … loved the humor … hooked from the very beginning … unusual connection to dark themes.” Tell us about Death’s Intern.
Tell us about Death’s Intern.
Death’s Intern is the story of Isis Black, and the knock at her door that changed her life. That’s really the essence of Death’s Intern. What would you do if Death knocked at your door with a job offer? Would you take it or run for the hills? Isis had a choice: to walk away or take the job. But her only friend in Texarkana went missing and nobody wasn’t interested in finding him. She took the leap to work for Death, with a 5,000-year-old talking cat and a boy genius, to find her friend and put an end to the kidnappings.
What inspired your main character?
Isis is an orphan, raised by her free-spirited godmother. To rebel against her unstructured upbringing, she joined the military. For most of her life, she has been looking for a place to call home. The series takes us on this journey as she pursues her search for her own tribe. The fun part comes when Isis realizes she would do anything to protect them. To me, we all have a little of Isis in us. We are all searching for love, for family, and for a place to belong. Isis helps us see all that in the most enjoyable way possible.
Tell us about Book 5, Judgment Day. Is this your best book yet?
Judgement Day is probably one of the most action-packed and exciting books I have written. This is the conclusion of The Intern Diaries, and where Isis comes to full circle. I knew from the start of the series that I wanted to end it with a potential apocalypse. On Judgement Day, we have all the horsemen’s enemies coming against them. The action is bigger, and the madness is nonstop. It was truly so much fun to write and extremely exhausting. By the end of the book, I felt like I was running with my characters through the streets of Texarkana to save the world.
You are a certified John Maxwell Team speaker and coach, and a certified meditation instructor from the Chopra Center. Share your experience.
I’m a huge John Maxwell and Deepak Chopra fan. For years, I have been reading their books and their missions for their organizations. When the opportunity came to train with the John Maxwell group, I jumped right in. The ability to share John’s leadership principles and help individuals/organizations grow is amazing. With the Chopra Center, I’m able to bring the whole body/mind wellness together.
I have worked for years in the corporate sector and learned very early on that the key to success was a combination of self-care with self-development. By utilizing both of my certifications, I’m able to provide clients with a holistic approach to their own personal growth. Meditations have done wonders for me, not only in my health but also in my professional life. I’m able to handle stressful situations with more ease.
Do you have any speaking engagements scheduled?
Do to all the different things that I do; I balance my schedule between book events and speaking engagements. At this time, I’m getting ready to attend several Comic-Cons and book events for the fall. With the upcoming release of two new books, my focus is on promoting those books and connecting with readers. In the spring, I will switch things up and go back to speaking engagements.
To learn more about her books and her passion, you can find her at http://www.dcgomez-author.com.