Inspiration In Cologne #4
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?
- Which character would you like to be in this book?
Reformed Dreamer is the last book in the Inspiration In Cologne series, and I couldn’t wait to write about Melinda’s story. Melinda is my favorite person in this book. She has risen from the depths of mental illness and drug addiction to follow her dreams, which I can only hope I could accomplish if I was in the same situation.
- Do you always take a book/e-reader wherever you go?
The only time my Kindle isn’t stowed in my purse is when I run to the grocery store or spend quality time with my family members or close friends.
- Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
I would think most of us would rather be the ‘good one’, but it depends on if it’s a series and the ‘bad one’ is brought back and redeems themselves as the ‘good one’.
- Do you prefer to read/write standalones or a series?
As a reader, I don’t prefer either one. As a writer, I definitely prefer writing a series. It’s a challenge for me to make the subsequent books in the series as good as or better than the first book in the series.
- Where can I find you when you are reading?
When I’m reading, you can find me at the doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room or any kind of appointment or situation, where I have to wait my turn. Other than those circumstances, you can find me snuggled in bed in the late night hours with my two cats beside me, reading to them.
- Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
Due to COVID, you can find me outside working on the yard and landscaping or hiking in the woods.
- Can you walk past a book store without going inside?
Absolutely not! I love the atmosphere—the sense of peace and the exploration of any type of book. Add in a small café that serves lattes, and I’m in paradise.
- What are you most proud of?
I would love to answer this question with a reference to the first book I wrote and published, but it isn’t true. I’m humbled by my son and daughter’s intelligence, unconditional love for me, and their total acceptance of the time I spend working on my stories. We basically grew up together, and I couldn’t be prouder of anything other than them.
- What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hand for the first time?
One and only one thought: I can’t believe I wrote this book!
- What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
If you think your story has already been written, it hasn’t. We are all unique individuals and not one person sees the world through your eyes. Your story is yours alone.
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 an acclaimed, distinctive new voice in 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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