About Deborah Dearth:
Romance is no stranger to Deborah. She has been married for thirty-six years and loves her husband more now than she did all those years ago. Love is a tough road to walk, and it takes two holding onto one another to make it work.
She and her husband have two daughters and a son, as well as two granddaughters and a grandson. Deborah has held many different occupations over the years from teaching to accounting and believes her toughest job was one of being a mother. Her most fun is being a grandmother.
Deborah was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and attended Ohio State University graduating with a degree in English Literature. Currently she and her husband and her two furry children, Stimpy and Lily live in Lexington, South Carolina. She is still in the workforce and is the CFO for a small technology/communications company.
She has been active in the churches she has attended in women’s and children’s ministries. She has been an AWANA leader, Bible Study leader, and is currently a Stephen Minister and is helping to start a mentoring program in her church.
What inspires you to write?
My first novel was inspired by a reoccurring dream that I had. But I’m also inspired by music. Certain songs conjure up stories in my mind.
Tell us about your writing process.
I have done a character outline for all my characters in my first novel. I did one mid-way because a friend recommended that I do it. But often I write by the seat of my pants. Ideas just come.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do think a lot about what my characters are thinking and feeling. I don’t have out loud conversations, but do have them in my mind.
What advice would you give other writers?
I write about what is in my heart and what I know. I write for a reason or purpose – whether it is to entertain or to convey a message.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am self-published. I want to have my own voice be heard and not write what some publisher tells me I should. It is good to explore all avenues.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that publishing will go more and more to self-publishing. Money is tighter and people like a bargain. Unless you become famous, which is almost as hard as winning the lotto, writers will need to use it so they can be heard and get their work out there. Publishing houses will look for the best sellers in the Indy market and sign them on.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Romance and inspirational writing
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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