Author Spotlight **Debbie White**
1. Why do you write?
I have an over active imagination. I used to talk to myself, now I just write it all down.
2. Name two mentors who influenced your writing.
A college professor whose name escapes me at the moment, and my mother.
3. Name 5 writers you recommend.
I have many favorite authors. Too many to list. I would like to give kudos to a few indie authors however, Bethany Turner, Diane Harmon, and Deborah Garner. I also love Nicholas Sparks.
4. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Spend time with family, travel, and gardening.
5. Describe your writing process. (Outline? Mind map?)
Outline on a white board.
6. Which character is most like you?
I put a little of me in all of my characters. Jessica loves to travel, Libby is a free spirt and wonderful entrepreneur, and Vanessa loves to rescue animals.
7. Are you working on a new book? What is it?
I’m currently up to my neck in projects, but loving every minute of it. I have a new book coming out on the 15th of October, and I’m collaborating with several authors on two short story projects. One will be out in time for the holidays, and the other one is for Valentine’s Day. In addition, I’m writing a full length novel for a future release.
8. What does your writing space look like?
Crowded! I share space with hubby.
9. Give some of your best pieces of advice for writers.
Never give up. Like a fine wine, writing improves with age and experience. The more you write, the better you’ll get. Don’t forget the marketing aspect of writing. It can get old, but it’s a must.
I write easy to read romance, and inspirational women’s fiction that are great for taking to the beach, reading while traveling, or to help relax after a long busy day. My books feature strong and independent women, who in the midst of finding themselves sometimes endure tragedy, but will always work toward finding happiness. That’s what real life is about – never giving up; even in times of doubt.
My books are about real life and real events – some of which I’ve experienced first hand. I’ve exercised my creative right as a fiction writer to enhance the stories, hoping to delight and educate my readers.
My goal is for the reader to have been thoroughly entertained, and be satisfied that the money they spent was well worth it.
I avidly support animal rescue, and happily donate a percentage of my book sales to local shelters and animal rescue organizations. I have two adorable rescue dachshunds, Dash and Briar – you’ll see pictures of them on my website.