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!
Hi Dee and Martha,ReplyDelete
I am sad to see this interview series end. It has been both enlightening and entertaining. I am definitely looking forward to more from this author. I loved the answer about being one of a kind in God's eyes. A very special way of looking at one's self.
This whole interview has been interesting and rewarding. Good luck to you, Dee, and don't watch too many of those horror movies! LOLReplyDelete
Hi Rebecca-Thank you so much. Ever since we connected on Facebook, you have offered me nothing but kindness and encouragement. You are my role model.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Miss Mae. I truly enjoy this time of year, and horror movies are a particular fav of mine. I guess you can tell that I get really animated when one doesn't turn out to be exceptional. I keep watching and hoping, though. It's an addiction.
Hi Martha-I really enjoyed this. Do you have anyone lined up for the next interview?
What a great interview!ReplyDelete
I love the low budget horror movie analogy. I agree whole-heartedly. Characters have to make us want to read more. No plot is going to save a ding-dong character. LOL
Thanks, Martha and Dee. It's been a blast!
Thank you, Sarah! I'm glad you enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
Thank you friends for stopping in and enjoying the interview with Dee and I. It was certainly fun for us! I hope it helped you to get a better feel for Dee as a person and author and also created interest in her lovely first novel as well as future works! *BG*ReplyDelete
Hi, ladies. What a great interview!ReplyDelete
MarthaE, I'm letting you know I've got this posted at Win a Book. 'Cause more people need to check Dee's book out.
Dee, if we can do anything else for you, drop us a line. Don't be shy; we don't bite anymore.
THANKS Susan for your support!!ReplyDelete
I have to ask: Does that mean you don't bite any less either?? I always loved that line from While You Were Sleeping! =D
Thank you, Susan. I checked out your site and roamed around a bit. Very nice. I sent off an email from the link. Of course I would love to continue talking about my book, and I hope everyone will WANT to talk about it.ReplyDelete
Oh, Martha. I loved 'While You Were Sleeping'! Have you seen 'Return to Me', starring Minnie Driver and David Duchovny? Very enjoyable movie. You will laugh and cry. But in a good way.