Debora St. Fleurose is a Haitian-American author born in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up with eight sisters and brothers, and enjoyed reading and writing. She, too, is pigeon-toed, but that didn’t stop her from joining her High School’s Track Team. She hopes to inspire other teens like her to dream big and to never give up. You can follow her on Twitter: @DFleurose
What inspires you to write?
Mostly books I read or movies I watch. People I talk to.
Tell us about your writing process.
Well, I usually fly into action. Immediately jot down any ideas I may get. Then, if I really want to write about it later, I form characters and try to be creative with them. After that, I organize things into chapters and write it out in an organized fashion, almost like an essay.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t. I like to put pieces of my own personality into them so I don’t pick favorites, and I find it incredibly hard to make protagonist since I love all of my characters, but I do mumble things to characters I’m reading about.
What advice would you give other writers?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Explore the possibility of having your book in print. Don’t think it’s impossible because other’s tell you it is.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
That soon enough everything will be electronic and fantasy-fiction.
What do you use?
Dictated and got transcribed
What genres do you write?
Drama, Romance, Young Adult, Mystery, Fiction, The Elite, Socialites, Literary
What formats are your books in?