Author Interview – Debbie Peterson @DebbiePeterson1
Hello and thanks for stopping by and visiting with me and the bunnies. It is so nice to have Debbie Peterson here. Readers I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. Oh, hold on Debbie, every time someone new stops by the dogs and bunnies go crazy.
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
I think my biggest challenge came in not getting discouraged over my plethora of rejection letters. They came and came often. Yet, somewhere in that vast pile, I received enough complimentary personal letters that encouraged me to keep going. Then, when I finally found a publishing company (The Wild Rose Press) and an amazing editor that willingly worked with me, my next challenge came in the form of editing and polishing and then polishing some more. Throughout it all I learned valuable lessons that I hold dear. I also learned that an author never stops– and should never stop–learning.
Do you have a book trailer for Shadow of the Witte Wieven?
Yes, I do! You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buigIDDKcfY
Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
All of the time! They are my favorite and most comfortable attire when I’m in front of my computer.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would have to go back to the past! There are so many people and places that I’d like to see for myself. I’d love to meet George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the pharaohs of Egypt, Charlemagne, the ancient kings and kingdoms of England, Scotland and Wales, just to name a few.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The gift of foresight.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Skittles or M&Ms?
Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?
I’d love to visit many, many places, but I’d be content to begin with the United Kingdom, just to visit its history and castles!
Do you prefer print books or ebooks?
I enjoy them both—but holding a book in my hands while snuggled in a comfortable chair in front of a cozy fire will win the contest. After all, a book doesn’t lose its power in the middle of an exciting chapter.
Have you ever went to work and realized a piece of clothing was missing?
No, but I have had many nightmares regarding such a horrendous ordeal.
Do you prefer snow or rain?
Rain… (I’m a storm child…)
What is your favorite theme park?
Candles or spray air fresheners?
What do you collect? Trinkets? Books? Gadgets?
I have several collections: Dolls, swans and elephants. I also have over 1,000 books in my personal library.
Do you prefer to live in a big city or in the country?
Do you play an instrument? If so what?
Yes, I play the piano, but I’m certainly not ready for the concert stage. I’m also learning to play the guitar my husband gave me for Christmas a few years back.
How many books have you written?
I have written six books to date: Spirit of the Rebellion, Spirit of the Revolution, Spirit of the Knight, Van Locken’s Witch and Shadow of the Witte Wieven. All of them are published and available. My sixth book, Court of the Hawk, is now in the final galley stages. A release date should be announced very soon.
When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
Yes, I do. Sometimes the meaning of the name will take precedence over how well I actually like the sound of it.
How long did it take you to publish your first book, after you started trying?
Almost two years.
Are you currently working on any new projects? What can we expect from you in the future?
I am currently working on book seven, a paranormal-fantasy romance. I’m about one third of the way through the story. My future projects will include book 3 of the Witte Wieven series, a continuation of book 7 which will also be a series, and I have a few other “Spirit” books in the works.
Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today Debbie. It’s been a pleasure having you and I wish you much success in the future.
Shadow of the Witte Wieven
by Debbie Peterson
Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.
Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.
Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?
Something terrible had happened. She could feel it. She raced toward her supplies and grabbed hold of her backpack. Her fingers shook as she unzipped the bag and yanked out her phone. She tried to call Greg several times over before it dawned on her that he had already boarded a plane headed for Colombia. She wouldn’t be able to contact him until the morning.
Despite all attempts to banish it, the dread grew stronger with each passing hour. A growing notion that Wolf and his crew never vacated the sub, took firm hold. The conscientious men of the Wieven could very well have remained behind to ensure that all went according to plan. The thought of such an occurrence made her sick to her stomach. She couldn’t sleep, and she couldn’t eat. All throughout the long hours of the night, she restlessly paced along the shore, waiting, hoping—and praying.
By the time the gloomy morning arrived, what little hope she’d carried throughout the long night, dissipated. Somewhere in her heart, she finally accepted that her beloved captain wouldn’t be coming for her. Not now. Not ever again. Excruciating pain accompanied that knowledge, and in that same moment, she could feel her heart shattering into an infinite number of pieces. Even though she had endured such pain many times before, it had never assaulted her with the intensity it did right now. She didn’t know if she could survive it. Indeed, she didn’t know if she wanted to survive it.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”
When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history which she also teaches, mythology, and all things ancient and historic.
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Shadow of the Witte Wieven Buy links:
All Romance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-shadowofthewittewieven-781665-140.html