Please welcome today’s guest…
Debra Doggett with her new Wild Rose Press release…
Rose DeSalvo has had better days. Not many but a few. Especially since she left her cheating husband Eddie behind. But Eddie has turned up again to wreck havoc in her life. This time, though, he’s buried among her prize roses. Rose knows she’s got to find out who killed Eddie and get him back to the scene of the crime before she can be accused of his murder. That’s the reason she suddenly finds herself with a dangerously hot necromancer, a zombie ex-husband and a wild assortment of people who seem to know far more about her than she does about them. If she could only get them to tell her what she needs to know before she runs out of time, she just might uncover not only Eddie’s murderer but her own destiny.
There was something about the etched design in the faded cowhide, sort of a scripted “E” all fancied up, that looked all too familiar.
“Hey, those are Eddie’s boots. Whoa!” With the aid of the side of the house, Leon got to his feet and peered at me with bloodshot eyes.
“What?” I kicked at the dirt with my slipper, trying to push enough of it aside to get a better view.
“You bumped him off.”
“What are you babbling about?” I shined the light around the edge of the hole Leon had dug. They really did look like Eddie’s boots. Please, please, please, don’t let the rest of him be in them.
“You bumped Eddie off, didn’t you?”
Leon staggered against me, giving me a good whiff of his breath. I wondered if you could get drunk from secondhand alcohol. Right now I could really use a stiff drink. I gripped his arm to keep him still. His wavering combined with his breath nauseated me. He peered into my eyes then looked back down at the ground.
“I mean, you always said you wanted to but I never really thought you would.” His voice held the kind of awe he usually reserved for major sports events and winners of monster truck rallies. It was the most respect he’d ever given my work.
I shook my head and hissed at him. “I did not bump Eddie off. You don’t know this is Eddie. It could be a total stranger.”
“You bumped off a total stranger?” The awe factor faltered a bit, replaced by a note of fear.
Find the book here…
And now, let’s get to know a little about Debra:
Are there any tricks or habits you use when creating a story?
I start with scenes that come to me. As they come I collect them and when I feel I have enough to do a rough outline I will make one. Then I work on creating more scenes. It’s the scenes that let me know the characters and how they behave.
What book have you read that you wish you would have written?
It’s called Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and it’s by Jenny Lawson. It’s sort of a memoir and it’s hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. It’s not so much that I wish I had written that particular book as I would love to reach the point where I can be that honest in my writing.
Do you have another occupation, other than writer? If so, what is it and how do you like it?
I teach pre-school and most days it’s a lot of fun. Some days I’m crying with the kids, lol.
What do you dislike that most people wouldn’t understand?
The Wizard of Oz. I bet I’ve watched that movie fifty times because my mom loved it. I can’t stand it to this day.
What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?
The need for another job to pay the bills. I would love to simply wander and write all day.
What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?
Straight historical fiction. I’d love to have the time to research a story like that and write it.
What is your favorite…
Movie: any with Russell Crowe in it
Music: Celtic music
Place you’ve visited: Avsbury, England
Place you’d like to visit: China
TV show from childhood: Gilligan’s Island
TV show from adulthood: Outlander
Sports team: I wouldn’t even know any to pick
Which do you prefer: Board games/card games or television?: board games
Thank you for joining me today, Debra! Gilligan’s Island was one of my favorite childhood shows too. 🙂
And now, Deb would like to ask readers a question…
What is it that makes a story stay in your head (and your heart)?
Debra Doggett bio
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Being a writer is more than something I do. It is the way I see the world, the way I process it. I believe in the power of stories. They make us smile, make us think and give us untold moments of enjoyment. My stories come from the landscape around me and the worlds I build in my head. I am proud to be a storyteller, and I hope my work leaves you both satisfied and entertained.
3 responses to “New Wild Rose Press Release – Bone of my Bones by Debra Doggett”
The characters are what stay with me after I’ve finished a book. Their intelligence, wit and heart are often what most leaves a mark. BTW, I’m not a bug fan of Wizard, either. The flying monkeys scared the crap out of me when I first saw it. Nightmares, I’m talking night terrors! Best wishes with your latest release. :>)
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I agree…the characters and the emotion, the heart of the story. Ha! I love Wizard of Oz! The flying monkeys were pretty scary, but when I was a kid, one of the only few things that scared me was the scene where the Wicked Witch of the East’s feet curled up beneath the house. That freaked me out…and I loved it! 🙂
I had to give the question some serious thought…probably I’m a bit of both –character and story. Yet, I believe I lean some what harder toward story. On the other hand, perhaps it depends on genre. Some of our shared fave authors–Connolly, Crais, Child, Lehane (can go both ways), I’d be voting for the main character. King, Sala, and too many others to mention, I’d have to go with the storytelling. As for the Wizard of Oz, I pretty much still love it…especially Toto. 🙂
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