Inspiration In Cologne #2
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?
– When and where do you prefer to write?
I’ve found that writing in the early evening until ten or eleven o’clock proves to be beneficial for me. The time frame also enables me to relax and read for an hour or more before I fall asleep.
I write my stories in my comfy, family room chair, with my two, adorable cats sitting on my lap, chest, legs, or wherever we find a comfortable position.
– Do you have a certain ritual?
I use a mechanical pencil and an extra black eraser when my pencil’s eraser disintegrates along with legal pads for the first drafts and various long notes that pop into my mind when I’m not writing. I love post-it notes for specific words, page numbers, and website URL’s, etc. My desk is surrounded by them. Google is my primary research tool for any required credible data in my stories. After all, they are fiction. I write in word, on my computer to create the final first draft. I can’t live without my workouts. I have to take breaks, and as I workout my story ideas ripen. My multitalented editor is the final step in my writing process.
– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?
Water and tea are my go-to drinks as I write. I also enjoy an occasional Moscow Mule.
– What is your favourite book?
If I had to pick my favorite book, it would be Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Though, I do enjoy many other books, particularly those written by Maeve Binchy, Liane Moriarty, and Jamie Beck.
– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?
I will not stray from writing women’s fiction, although, I am bouncing a few ideas back and forth about adding a bit of suspense to my next series.
– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
Oh, yes! I’ve been surrounded by many unique individual throughout my life. Of course, I tend to exaggerate their looks, personalities, and behaviors.
– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
I carry my legal pad or my phone’s note app with me at all times. You never know when an inspirational phrase or idea will strike. It could also be something or someone I happen to find stimulating.
– Which genre do you not like at all?
I find it impossible to connect with Sci-Fi. It boggles my mind to say the least.
– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I would love to co-write a book with my close writer friend, John Amelung. He hasn’t released his debut, satirical novel yet, though we share the same sense of humour and work ethic. Our different skill sets would undeniably complement each other’s.
– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
This question is difficult to answer, because they’re all beautiful and intriguing in their own way. Off the top of my head I would say Scotland, Switzerland, or Norway just to name a few.
I do plan on utilizing a majestic mountainous region along with a picturesque valley as the setting of my next series whether it is here in the United States or in a foreign country. Time and imagination will tell.
Thank you, Deborah King and Rachel’s Random Resources.
About the author
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.
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