Once again please help me welcome author Dee Julian, author of The Macgregor's Daughter
, for the conclusion our chat.
If you didn't get a chance to read the earlier chats you can check them here:
Part One: The Writing Process
Part Two: The Book - with an excerpt link
Part Three: The Publishing Process - with the trailer
M: When you are reading for pleasure, what is the one thing that will make you put down the book and quit reading?
Dee: In my particular genre, I’d have to say weak characters. Especially female ones. I admire a woman, real or imaginary, who respects herself and others. Confidence is very sexy, and it grabs your attention very quickly. It’s hard to get through a book when you find yourself disliking one or both of the main characters, and all you’re thinking is, “This person has no redeeming qualities. Why didn’t the author just kill her off?” For me, it’s almost as bad as watching a low budget horror movie where the girl’s struggling along a dark corridor, and for some reason she never looks behind her but every now and then timidly calls out, “Is anyone there?” Yes, sweetie, the bad guy is, and he’s coming up behind you with a butcher knife in his hand. Oh, and guess what? You just gave away your position. Goodbye.
M: Oh My Goodness! LOL! I totally agree that kind of idiotic behavior drives me nuts!
What is the most unique thing about you?
Dee: Hum…this stopped me for several minutes, because I don’t usually look at myself with that sort of question in mind. I have numerous idiosyncrasies, (just ask my husband) but none that would be considered unique. If I’m special at all, it should be because I am a one-of-a-kind person in God’s eyes. Yes, I can live with that.
M: Lovely answer!
Tell us a little about your next book or WIP please!
Dee: Sure, and thanks for asking. Promise Me is a few months from being finished. It is set in 1866 England. No Scottish dialect. Here’s bit of a teaser:
A hasty promise to her dying fiancé jeopardizes Lady Leah Sheridan’s future as well as her reputation. One year later, the deceased man’s older brother returns to England demanding answers. With an innocent child’s future resting solely in her hands, Leah has no choice but to break her promise. And pray her heart does not suffer the same fate.
M: Ohhh- I am glad it won’t be too long before I get a chance to read another of your books!!
Dee: A delightful chat, Martha. Thanks for inviting me.
Thank YOU Dee for joining me as my first interviewee! Thanks for answering all my nosey questions and thanks too for offering your book as a giveaway! Best wishes for continued success with The Macgregor’s Daughter
and with the release of Promise Me
Don't forget to check out the review and enter the Giveaway for a copy of the book!