Welcome to Holiday Bash 2010! Contestant #7:
A romance reader since she found Barbara Cartland in her middle school library, Debora hasn’t been without at least one romance novel in her hand, in her pocketbook or on her nightstand since! A firm believer in happy endings she began writing her own romances for herself years ago and either stuffed them in a drawer or tossed them out before her husband finally gave her a computer and told her stop dreaming and start doing. She’s been actively writing romance and submitting her work since 2004.
Eggnog or Mimosas? Are you old enough to drink? Eggnog with rum!
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 something for Santa, here’s my beautiful cover of my November release!
Would you die for love…twice?
William Montgomery, a blacksmith wrongly sentenced to death in 1806 for the murder of the woman he loved, cannot rest. His ghost is bound to Clayton Creek. For over two hundred years he’s been waiting for the soul of his true love to find him and set his soul free.
Rebecca Prescott is tormented by the recurring nightmare of her ancestor’s murder. Drawn to a two-week colonial reenactment at the scene of the ancient crime, she doesn’t count on one charming blacksmith or past life memories of an undying love to shatter her reality.
As Rebecca searches for answers from the past, William needs to win her love and earn her forgiveness to undo the witch’s curse that bound him to Clayton Creek. Can Rebecca’s soul finally reunite with her destined love or will she repeat the past and die once again for the man she loves?
He is gorgeous! I heard A Fistful of Fate had made Cover of the month over at Happily Ever After Reviews, but it’s still a ‘no go’. At least until you answer these questions:
Which actor/model does your hero in most of your stories resemble? Why?
If this actor/model showed up at your party, dressed in a Santa suit, how would you approach him? Would you tell anyone that Santa is your hero? I usually don’t model my hero after any one particular actor or anyone famous, I pick different pieces So my hero could be combination of Russell Crowe and his gladiator physique, with a Dennis Quade smile or something along those lines. Since I’m not what you’d call a “shy girl” I would most definitely walk right up and tell him how he inspired me. Would I tell everyone around me? You bet!
You’re in a Holiday writing contest. You have to plot a book in 30 minutes. You’re given a sleigh, a reindeer and a Santa hat. What do you come up with? How do you go about this?
My favorite way to brainstorm a new story is to play the “what if” game. With a piece of paper numbered down the side from 1 – 20 I take my simple idea and come up with twenty different scenarios for plots. Usually the first few are common and cliched. The last few are utterly outlandish and silly. But somewhere in the middle is my diamond in the rough. So given my quite stingy thirty minute timeframe, I’d be writing a story about a reserved teacher who finds a reindeer, an empty sleigh and Santa’s hat on her front lawn. When three men claim to be the real Santa and demand the lost magic hat, only one truly has the power to make her his queen. Which one will pass her tests with a little Christmas magic of his own? I’ll need a little more than 30 minutes to figure that out!
Alright, you can come in and fill up on those mimosas…
Why do you write romance?
Because there is no better feeling in the world that than a love story!
What characteristics do all your heroes/heroines have in all your stories?
My characters all have made mistakes, they’re human! They are looking for a second chance to make things right or to prove themselves of worthy of something they want so desperately.
What writing resources do you abide by as a writer?
My dictionary, my thesaurus are always close by. I believe in thorough research and the collective opinions and guidance of my critique group!
What are you working on right now?
A lighthearted contemporary set in the Adirondacks.
What news would you like to share with your readers? One of my novellas that had to pulled from sale due to my epublisher going out of business has found a new home. I wish I could give more details, but I can’t at the moment. But watch my website for more information coming soon!
Where can readers find you?
The Kandy Shoppe will be available soon from my new publisher!
Will you be willing to answer questions in regards to writing and publication today? Sure
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Author’s Holiday Gift: Christmas themed sheet of scrapbook stickers
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