About Debbie White:
Debbie is an Amazon bestselling author for her book Passport to Happiness in the category of fiction/sagas. She currently resides in beautiful Sonoma County, California, where the jagged Pacific coastline meets the rolling hills cascading with vineyards. She writes romance novels that feature strong, independent women, who when faced with adversity, or tragedy, find strength to overcome the perils that stand in their way. She’s an avid supporter of animal rescue, and happily donates a portion of sales from her books to rescue organizations. She has two adult children, and two granddaughters. In her spare time, she loves to garden, travel; enjoy family, and her beloved rescue dogs, Dash and Briar. Her real passion of course is writing, and she uses her 20+ years as a military wife as inspiration for her stories.
What inspires you to write?
I have always been an avid reader. My favorite job was working as a library clerk in a library on an Air Force Base in Texas! I got to read the newest books, and I also discovered some oldies, but goodies. Unfortunately, I’ve also read my share of bad books. I got tired of spending money on books only to close the book shut after a few chapters, or worse, a few pages. I’ve always been known to have a vivid imagination, so I decided to try my hand at writing novellas first. I’ve had great feedback about my writing, and from some well established authors.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have an idea, and then I go by the seat of my pants! However, I think on my next project, I’ll use a whiteboard. I’m a very organized person, but have a small office. After a while, all the yellow stickies and little pieces of paper become overwhelming. A whiteboard seems a logical solution to my problem!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course I do! That’s how you make your reader relate to them. In romance and women’s fiction in particularly, I believe readers are trying to find association with the characters. As the author if I talk to them, I make them personable.
What advice would you give other writers?
You must do it because you love it, and feel you have words worth reading. It’s not easy work, and there is a lot of pressure in marketing the finished project.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It always seems to hinge around money. Self-publishing seemed the right answer at the time. I don’t have any regrets going self-published. I’m thankful for my computer literate husband. He’s helps me upload my books, and make sure they are in the correct format.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the market is saturated with self-published authors. The issue is, it’s so easy to be a self-published author, that many books that are published are mediocre at best. The good books get lost in the sea of books.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance and Women’s Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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