Today I am speaking with Debi DeSantis
, and welcome to Fallen Angel Reviews. I visited your website and must tell you was very impressed. The colors and display are exquisite and I love your poetry section.
, why not begin by telling us something about your book release, She Cries in the Dark
Maci Sullivan is a young wife and mother who tries desperately to put the death of her young child behind her, only to suffer again. After blaming himself for the child's death, Maci's husband Steve is found dead from an unfortunate mishap; or was it??? Struggling to deal with their deaths, Maci turns to alcohol and that's when her entire existence begins to spiral out of control. Regrettably though, her daughter Regan is left exposed to raw emotion, her mother's selfishness, and a catastrophe that leaves her clinging to life. Amidst the overwhelming chaos, Maci meets Dr. Tad Russell who would end up being not only a good friend, but her savior as well. Never could Maci have predicted the painful circumstances that would lead her straight into the arms of another man and allow two people who had lost so much, the possibility to find love and happiness once again.
Are there any other books as work in progress right now?
Yes, I am almost finished with ‘The Other Side of You’ It should be ready for release by the end of the summer.
What does your working space look like?
Are you an organized person? I am organized, but I have been doing most of my writing on my laptop which I keep downstairs. So needless to say there really isn’t too much to keep organized. But my desk in my loft upstairs is neat and tidy.
Is there any special routine to help you get in the mood to write?
Not really, there are times when I can’t think of a thing to write, which sometimes is for a good month or more. I like to listen to my Mp3 player when I write. I love to listen to Elvis. His song “If I Can Dream” is my favorite.
When you start to write, do you outline, or just go with the flow?
I go with the flow. I have never done an outline. Maybe I should consider that option when I get stuck and the words can’t find their way out of my brain and into the computer.
Have you ever found yourself playing out the role of the character as you write the story?
No, but a lot of the emotions that my main characters have are real, and they are feelings that I have experienced at one time or another. Maybe not quite as devastating, but at the time when I was going through them I thought so.
Do you remember what you were doing when you got the call that your story had been accepted?
I was overwhelmed, I had gotten acceptance from an agent at first, and they represented me for a little over a year. I was not pleased with their progress so I took things into my own hands and found my own publisher, which turned out pretty good.
Have you ever considered writing a screen play or perhaps already written one?
Yes, absolutely. As a matter of fact I have a meeting with an Independent Film producer on Saturday June 16th. I will let you know how things turn out.
If you could write a story with a famous author, who would you choose, living or dead?
I love Danielle Steel.
Do you have another website
that you would like to share with us?
Not at the moment, I spent countless hours and long nights making this one, I am mentally worn out for the time being.
What is your best way to travel?
I love to cruise, we go every year, I have been on over 15 of them, and each time is just as great or even better as the first.
Do you have a favorite food or dessert?
I love breaded chicken breast with penne pasta and alfredo sauce. And for dessert….a cannoli, or mint chocolate chip ice cream.
If you could go back in time, what time era would you love to visit?
Wow, that’s a good question. I am too spoiled to go too far back, I couldn’t live without ice or air conditioning. Probably the 60’s, I love the music from that era, and I was born in 1966.
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I would just like to thank all of my readers for their support and tell them to keep an eye open for my next book.
Again, thank you very much, Debi
for taking time to speak with us today. I wish you the best in all your great works and look forward to more delights in the future.
Interviewed by: Linda L.