About Deanna Chase:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana. She has an affinity for all things paranormal and firmly believes she shares her old house with at least one ghost. When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans or playing with her two shih tzu dogs.
What inspires you to write?
Everything. The city of New Orleans. All things paranormal. The weird and different. Ideas come from everywhere, everyone, and anything that makes me laugh.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a total pantser. I start with an scene or inciting incident and then just go from there. If I made an outline, I’m off the rails by chapter two.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to them, but I don’t so much talk to them. More like they talk in my head.
What advice would you give other writers?
To just write. Block out everything else, sit butt in chair, and put fingers to the keyboard. There is no better way to learn to write than to just write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had written a couple of books and was looking for an agent when I read an article on Kindle Direct Publishing. At the time, I had no idea self publishing was even possible outside of footing the bill for print runs and selling books out of my garage. After I read that article and realized there was a whole new world of publishing, I was all in. I’ve been an entrepreneur for years, so self publishing always just seemed right.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The only thing I know for sure is it won’t stay the same. It’s always changing and we just have to roll with the punches.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, paranormal mystery
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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