Author of Gracie’s Stories
Deanna King has been writing since 1986 but, as it does for many writers, life got in the way. She wrote when she could but with kids, a husband, work, work, and more work, she wasn’t able to dedicate very much time to her writing. After 16 years of working at the same company, Deanna was downsized from her job. While job loss is always difficult to handle, Deanna turned this into an opportunity to focus entirely on her writing for the first time in her life. Publishing a book was always something she dreamed of doing, and now, with the support of her family, she was determined to pursue it. One night when she couldn’t sleep, the idea for Gracie's Stories came to her! The next morning she started writing out all her ideas, and it flowed onto the paper so naturally. Deanna was just looking for an opportunity and a publisher who believed in her. The Publishing Project gave her that chance! Deanna hopes that Gracie’s Stories will sweep readers out of their everyday lives and into a place where they can smile, laugh, and root for the hero! Download Gracie’s Stories here https://www.ebooks2go.com/searchebooks?q=Deanna+King
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What’s your story and how did you become a writer?
I've loved to read since I was 8 years-old. I began writing in my Jr. year of High School but not seriously. In 1996, I began writing again romance/with a hit of intrigue or history- yet never finished any manuscript, as my life ( husband-kids –work- divorce-kids- work and single life) got in the way of 'my life'. Met a man and remarried after 24 years of being single. A few years later, downsized from my position, I found myself with plenty of time and support from my husband, and picked up the proverbial pen.
How do you balance your work with other demands? By setting myself a schedule for a daily routine, be it marketing- scheduling book events- to home chores and personal chores. Once these are out of the way on the days they need to be cared for I try to write- re-write- or research- My biggest goal as of late is trying to find more time to write and stay in the groove.
Name one of the happiest moments in your life: The births of my children
What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner?
Pantser- I keep a white board with all important story lines& people so I do not leave any story holes
Could you write in a café with people around? Absolutely not.
Have you ever written dialogue in a second language? If so, how did you do it?
Yes- some dialogue- RESEARCH on Google
What’s your favorite book and what are you reading now? No favorites- there are too many books I truly love- as I kid though, I loved Charlotte's Web & the classics . Currently reading The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell
What’s your favorite way to read a book: hardcover, paperback, eReader? Hard cover or paperback I love turning to the next page
Do you think print books will always be around? YES!
Would you ever read a book on your phone? No
What’s your go-to device? iPhone, Android or something else? I use the I-pad- not for reading
How long could you go without checking your phone? All day
Do you listen to audiobooks? If you do, what do you do while you’re listening? No
Do you like using social media to promote yourself and your book? If so, what’s your favorite platform? Yes- Face Book and LinkedIn
Website and social media links: ( working on website ) FB- Deanna King Writing- LinkedIn- Deanna King- Twitter- @DKingnovelist
Awards/special recognition: None ( yet)
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