Please welcome author Deborah King to Nesie’s Place! Thank you for spending a little time with us here on the blog today!
You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure.
Where are you from?
I’ve lived in St. Louis, MO, a mid-western state in the US, for most of my life. I’ve also had the wonderful opportunity to live in a rural area of the state for a few years.
Married with children, pets, or annoying roommates?
I’m married to an extremely supportive husband. I’ve been blessed with considerate adult children, a son and a daughter. I’m also a stepmom to two, teenage young men.
Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?
I chose the Indie author route after watching many webinars and learning about how the traditional book publishing avenues have changed over the last few years. It’s been a long drawn out process, and I continue to struggle with the marketing aspects.
How long have you been a writer?
I’ve been a writer for a little over three years, though I’ve spend most of my time learning the ins and outs of the industry, marketing, etc.
How long did it take you to write your first book?
Daring Dreamer, book one in the Inspiration in Cologne series took me one year to write, not including my editor’s reviews and suggestions. I’ve managed to tone my writing skills and have written books two and three in six months.
Pantser or Plotter?
I do plot my stories, though my characters take over and I become a pantser!
What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?
I only write in one genre: romantic women’s fiction. I will continue to write in this particular genre, though will add a bit of suspense or mystery in my next series.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
I enjoy reading many different genres. If I had to pick my favorite genre, I would choose romantic women’s fiction.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor. I’m enjoying her story immensely.
Where do you get the most writing done?
I write in the late afternoons until eleven or twelve o’clock in my favorite comfy chair with one or both of my cats sitting on my lap, legs, or wherever they can find a spot.
Do you have pets who “help” or inspire you?
I’m so happy you asked! I adopted two rescue kittens some years ago: tabbies, brother and sister. They are adorable! I’m honestly afraid to keep track of their age at this point in time. I wrote them into Daring Dreamer.
Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?
I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to social media, though I love interacting with my Advanced Reader Group on Facebook. Twitter and Pinterest are fun if I’m looking for a break, though I run out of time to become overly involved.
What’s your next project or release?
I have just finished writing the first draft of book three in the Inspiration in Cologne series and am now reviewing and editing my manuscript. I will write a fourth book in the series to tie up loose ends.
I then plan on beginning my second series, which will be set in a picturesque valley of a majestic mountainous region. My favorite travel destinations are in the mountains and I enjoy hiking, which will enable me to write about another passion of mine.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Have patience with yourself and the marketing aspects, if you go the self-publishing route. Don’t doubt your writing. But most importantly, if you think your story has been written, it hasn’t. Only you can write your story because we’re all unique and possess our own perspectives. So, of course, I would encourage someone to follow their dream of writing and advise them to continue. The process evolves with each book you write.
I would like to personally thank you for participating in Bedazzled Dreamer’s Rachel’s Random Resource’s tour.
You’re welcome, Deborah!
Keep scrolling to find out Deborah’s latest release, Bedazzled Dreamer, and U.S. residents have a chance to win a paperback copy of Bedazzled Dreamer simply by entering Deborah’s Rafflecopter.
She’s about to launch her dream business. The last thing she needs is a distracting housemate and his son…
Shelby is excited to open a shop with her best friend. But with Janna just-married and moved out, she worries their hopes of starting a boutique will never come true. And things get more complicated when her old distrust of men is put to the test by her handsome new roommate and his little boy…
With Oktoberfest decorations forgotten and replaced by Christmas cheer, she slowly allows Shane and the child a space in her heart. But she doesn’t trust her second chance at romance or the success of her boutique when surprising news threatens her newly minted courage.
Can Shelby find the strength to let her ambitions flourish, along with her new passion?
Bedazzled Dreamer is the second touching book in the Inspiration In Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like heartwarming stories, cozy small towns, and festive holiday experiences, then you’ll love Deborah King’s romantic women’s fiction tale.
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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 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.
Deborah is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you will catch glimpses of in her books.
She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two 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, join her at Facebook – Deborah King The Inside Scoop: Launch Team .
She loves to hear from her fans. To follow her social media links, reviews of women’s fiction books, blog, and to sign up for monthly updates, visit her at deborahkingbooks.com.
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