I write about books that are based on life transformation. When Life Gives You Lemons, Drink Coffee! is just that, a book about a woman who decides to change her life from a life lived to please others to a life lived to please herself. It falls under the “Fiction” genre. I chose this genre because it allows a great story to be told: a story that will hopefully inspire those who read it.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
There are days when it is nearly impossible for me to take the time to sit down and write. I have a job and a family in addition to my writing career. I have to just accept it, and press forward. Normally, when this happened, the next time I sit down to write is a fantastic session where I make a lot of progress!
When and where do you do your writing?
I have created a writing nook! I like to write in the same space each time. I have a few special pictures hung in my writing area. I enjoy writing in a neat space, with a window! I do my best writing mid-afternoon to early evening. Early morning, I am not nearly awake and by night, I’m super sleepy and ready for bed!
What have you learned about promoting your books?
The more the book is networked, the more people will see it which means the chances of people purchasing it are greater. Promotion and networking are crucial!
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I am proud to simply call myself an author! It has always been something I wanted to do…ever since I was a young girl. I am proud to have my work published. I am also proud that the focus of my work is life transformation and that my books can actually help the individual who chooses to read it!
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
I absolutely love Martha Stewart! She is not only an author, but an independent woman who knows how to take care of herself without having to depend on any one else. I look up to her for that! I would ask her where she gets her strength and inspiration. I would also pick her brain about baking and organizational tips…we can all use more of those in our life!
Deanna has been writing since she was 7 years old. At that time she wrote poetry and short stories. She now enjoys writing novels, self-helps and cookbooks.
Deanna is from New Jersey, but now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a writer for Examiner.com and has been featured in Taste of Home magazine, Taste of Home “Best Of” cookbooks, Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, local publications and on Women’s Day online.
Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Star is Deanna’s first published work. In addition to writing, Deanna enjoys cooking, photography, running and fitness.
Writers Blog: http://bookwriterdeanna.blogspot.com/
Food Blog: http://tastenc.blogspot.com/
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