My super-talented and extremely creative friend, J.J. DiBenedetto, is launching the seventh book in his exciting Dream Series!
Today, he shares with us about the series, Dream Home (the new release), and even gives us a glimpse at the characters with a fun interview!
About the Dream Series
What if you could see everyone else’s dreams? That’s the question Sara has to wrestle with in the Dream Series. We first meet her as a shy, bookish college student who doesn’t think there’s anything extraordinary about herself. And then the dreams start…
Over the course of the series, Sara learns to live with these supernatural dreams and all the trouble they plunge her into. At the same time, she grows from a student to a practicing doctor; and from a single girl to a wife and mother. But every time she thinks she’s got everything figured out, life – and her extraordinary dreams – teach her that she’s always got more to learn…
with the stars of “Dream Home” – Dr. Sara Alderson and her husband, Brian. (Author’s note – the book takes place in the fall of 2003, which may help to explain some of the answers!)
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
Sara: Anywhere out of the country!
Brian: She’s never been. Can you tell? With five kids, and up until the three months ago, not nearly enough money, we haven’t had the chance for a proper family vacation. But we’ve got new jobs now, and the house is paid off, and so is the car, so maybe in a few months, we’ll finally be able to go somewhere.
Sara: Out of the country, right? You got that part, right?
Who is your favorite author?
Brian: J.R.R. Tolkien. We’re reading “The Return of the King” to the kids now, a chapter or so every night, so they’ll be ready when the movie comes out in a couple of months. I love how much they’re all into it.
Sara: It’s just your voice. They’d be into the phone book, if you were reading it out loud. Well, I would be, anyway.
Brian: Who’s your favorite author, Sara?
Sara: I guess I’m not supposed to say, all the people who contributed to “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine”, right? Not that I remember their names anyway.
Brian: Yes, you do.
Sara: Well…yeah. But that’s not what the question means. The thing is, I don’t get to read for pleasure much. I guess there is one author…how about J.K. Rowling? I know those Harry Potter books are supposed to be for kids, but I really like them, too!
What group did you hang out with in high school?
Brian: I guess you could say the geeks. There were a bunch of us who were in all the honors classes together.
Sara: You, too?
Brian: Big surprise, I know!
Sara: I did have one close friend, aside from the honors students, Belinda Montgomery. She usually invited me over when she had some of her other, more popular friends over at her house, and she always made sure I felt included. So I occasionally hung out with the semi-cool people.
Do you play any sports?
Brian: Basketball, when I have the chance. And golf, when Sara’s father talks me into going out with him.
Sara: Please don’t mention golf. Dad dragged me out to the driving range for three hours last weekend. Three hours! My back is still sore!
What do you do to unwind and relax?
Sara: Pop an old movie into the DVD player. That usually works.
Brian: What about the other thing?
Sara: Yeah, right. Like I ever get a chance to do that. He means taking a nice, long, hot bubble bath, by the way. Get your mind out of the gutter!
Brian: Well, Sara, I think we’re both pretty relaxed after we…
Sara: They don’t need to know that!
Who should play you in a film?
Brian: I have no idea who should play me. But for Sara? I could see Liv Tyler playing her.
Sara: Did you hit your head or something? Liv Tyler? I look nothing like her! She’s, what, six inches taller than me? And way younger.
Brian: Maybe. But when she’s got Frodo on the horse and the Nazgul are chasing her, and she’s all defiant and she says, “If you want him, come and take him!” and then she uses her Elven magic to wash them away in a flood – you would totally do that.
Sara: Well, when you put it that way…I guess I can live with that. And as long as we’re going with personality instead of looks, maybe Ed Harris could play you. I mean, his character in “Apollo 13”. He’s too old, but you’d make sure the astronauts got home, no matter what.
What would we find under your bed?
Sara: I have no idea, and I really don’t want to find out.
Brian: If we’re lucky, it’s dog toys.
Sara: You think we’re that lucky?
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
Sara: That depends. If we both woke up before the alarm, and our youngest child spent the night in his room and didn’t wander into our bed in the middle of the night…
Brian: Like Friday morning? That was a chirpy bird morning for sure.
Sara: I never thought of myself as a chirpy bird before. But, yeah. That was a chirpy morning. We need more of those!
Brian: I agree!
Do you have a favorite quote, quip, or saying? What is it?
Sara: One of my teachers in medical school had a saying, and it’s always stuck with me. “You aren’t responsible for saving everyone. You can only save the people you can save. But you are responsible for saving them.”
Brian: She still needs to work on the first part of that. She hasn’t given up on saving everyone.
Sara: Do you want me to?
If you enjoyed meeting Sara and Brian, here is a peek into the new book…
Blurb for Dream Home (book 7 in the Dream Series)
“Oh, my God, I’m not even starting the job for four months! How can I have an enemy already?”
Sara thought she had found the perfect job, the perfect new house and the perfect place to build a bright future for herself and her family.
But her new life is not quite perfect. Her husband and her children are fitting right in, but before Sara even shows up for her first day of work, her coworkers are dreaming about getting rid of her.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the one friend she’s made is dreaming nightly about a disaster that could wipe out the entire town…and Sara is beginning to think he might be right…
Dream Home is the exciting seventh book in the Dream Series.
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Dream Home (Book 7 – Just released this Friday!)
Dream Student (Book 1 – on sale for $0.99!)
A Box of Dreams (Books 1-5 in one Box Set)