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?
1. 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. I write my stories in my comfy, family room chair, with my cat sitting on my lap.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 and Liane Moriarty.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I would love to co-write a book with Liane Moriarty. I find her women’s fiction stories extremely entertaining, interesting, and well-written.
10. If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?
That is difficult to answer, because they’re all beautiful and intriguing in their own way. Off the top of my head I would say Austria, Ireland, and Norway just to name a few.
I would like to personally thank you for participating in Daring Dreamer’s, Rachel’s Random Resources tour.
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 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.
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