Hooked on all things romantic for as long as she can remember, Debora Dennis has never stopped believing in the fairy tale dream of a Happily Ever After. Since picking up her first Barbara Cartland novel from the middle school library so many years ago, she’s rarely been without a romance, either in her bag or on her nightstand (and now on her Nook!)
A firm believer in happy endings, she writes romance sprinkled with spice and adventure.
Debora and her own hero live in New York and spend their days raising their three kids along with Godzilla the lizard and two spoiled cats named Oreo and Rocky. She can usually be found at her computer early in the morning and late at night with a mug of coffee and a bag of Lindt chocolate truffles keeping her sane.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink? Eggnog and I’ll take that with a shot of amaretto! (I haven’t been carded in years, so I guess I’m well over the legal age to drink!)
We’re also taking pictures with Santa, did you bring a gift for him? (Maybe a new release or a pretty book cover…) Of course I brought the fun cover of my novella, The Kandy Shoppe!
Kandace Parker wants nothing more than to have a thriving ice cream parlor, but her run down equipment isn’t cooperating. Watching her profits melt away each time her freezer breaks is only half her problem – the other half is her sexy repairman, Jason Chapman.
Jason is man enough to admit he’s made some mistakes in his personal life; the biggest one was pushing Kandy away years ago. He knows the Ice Cream Queen won’t willingly give him a second chance, so he devises a plan to keep him front and center in her life with the hopes of wearing her down.
How far will Jason go to get his second chance? How far will Kandy go to keep her freezer running? When desires collide in The Kandy Shoppe, they will have to decide if love can be the best dessert.
Please enter. Drinks are served by the elves in the corner.
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
I’d love to say Christmas, but it’s way too stressful for me these days. I’d have to say Halloween is my favorite – dressing up and everyone expects you to eat chocolate – what could be better than that?
What’s your favorite place to spend the holidays?
Definitely at home. There’s nothing better than not having the stress of leaving the house, the kids would always rather stay home with their new toys too.
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
The years when I was young and my grandfather dressed up as Santa on Christmas Eve. The smell of cinnamon in the air, the warm apple pies and all the chocolates. It all seemed so magical.
Do you have personal resolutions for the New Years? Anything interesting?
Hmm…besides the usual write more and spend more quality time with the family? That would have to be to finally be more organized (if my husband is reading this – then my resolution is to stop hoarding papers and magazines so he can reclaim his office!
Why do you write romance?
I write romance because everyone deserves to believe in a happy ending, everyone deserves those moment of escaping into the fantasy. Fairy tales aren’t just for kids!
How long have you been writing for? And how would you describe your publication journey?
I’ve been writing seriously for 7 years. Much of that journey has been about finding my voice and my path.
Are you a plotter or pantser? What is your routine?
I’m a middle of the road girl. I start with a basic outline and the major plot points then I fill in pantser style for everything else. I love my colored stickie notes and I use a big white board to help keep me on track. I’m definitely not above staring into space for long periods of time and then typing like a maniac for hours at a time. I write early in the morning before the house really comes alive and I edit my morning pages at night – then start over again the next day. Not sure if it’s efficient, but it works for me!
What characteristics do all your heroes/heroines have in all your stories?
All my characters have flaws, most are looking for a second chance or to be forgiven – because no one is perfect and most of us have regrets.
What writing resources do you abide by as a writer?
Horoscopes for character traits and the meaning of names.
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
NEVER give up and never let anyone talk you out of your dreams.
What are you working on right now?
I’m actually working on two manuscripts right now. One is a pirate time travel and the other is a small town contemporary.
Where can readers find you?
- a. Twitter: Twitter.com/DeboraDennis
- b. Facebook: Facebook.com/DeboraDennis.Author
- c. Website: www.DeboraDennis.com
- d. Others: Blog: www.TheSaucyScribe.com
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