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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book earlier this year so I am especially pleased to welcome Deborah King today and would like to thank her for kindly answering my questions – read on to see what she replied, discover more about her book Daring Dreamer and to enter a giveaway to win a paperback copy of it!
Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?
Daring Dreamer and the remaining books in the Inspiration in Cologne series are filled with my passions. I have also lived in a rural area for a few years and found the distinct differences of city/rural living intriguing. I knew I would enjoy writing about a small town setting.
What is your writing process?
I begin my novels by organizing the idea and characters for my story. This process is called ‘mind mapping’ or ‘clustering.’ I then structure an outline to my story and begin writing. When I finish writing my story, I read through the manuscript, add or delete scenes, and then send it to my multi-talented editor. Let’s say there are no rewrites, which brings my editor and me to the final proofreading stage.
Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?
I relax in my favorite comfy chair and write using pencil and a legal pad. I don’t enjoy sitting in front of the computer all day because I get antsy. I normally begin writing in the early evening and finish around ten or eleven o’clock at night.
Who is your favourite character out of your stories and why?
I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite character. I’ve spent years with them and they all have their own virtues, strengths, and vulnerabilities.
If you were a character in your story, which would you like to be?
I would choose to be a young girl in book two, who will remain nameless for now, because she has her whole life ahead of her. I wish I would have known at a young age that I wanted to be a writer.
How and why did you choose the names for your main characters?
First, I think about the characters’ unique personalities before I choose their names. In my mind, my characters’ names match their personalities.
I’ve also had my advanced readers’ group on Facebook pick a couple of my main characters’ names in a poll.
Thank you so much for answering my questions!
Read on to discover more about Deborah King and her book Daring Dreamer –
and to have the chance to win a copy for yourself!
Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance?
Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint midwestern town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend, Shelby, by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars…
Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love, she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars.
With new heartaches around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom?
Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga.
Buy Daring Dreamer to explore a risk worth taking today!
I read and reviewed this book earlier this year, If you love small, close knit communities as the settings for a series of stories, I recommend you read this heartwarming story. Follow this link to read my full review.
Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.
Deborah is a distinctive new voice in inspirational, romantic women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.
She is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you’ll catch glimpses of in her books.
Deborah’s lived in several diverse areas in her city as well as three years in a rural setting. She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two rescue cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.
For all the latest information, excerpts from her upcoming books, general fun, or to chat, follow Deborah on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeborahKingAuthor.
She loves to hear from her fans. To follow Deborah’s social media links, reviews of her women’s fiction books, her blog, and to sign up for her monthly updates, visit her at https://deborahkingbooks.com.
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