Today, I’m please to welcome author Debbie Peterson, talking about her latest novel Shadow of the Witte Wieven.
Debbie Peterson, author of “Spirit of the Rebellion,” is about to release her second novel, “Shadow of the Witte Wieven,” through InkSpell Publishing. This paranormal romance combines a seventeenth century sea captain, a modern DEA agent, and the Bermuda Triangle to send you on an incredible adventure, filled with intrigue and romance.
Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. She incorporates these aspects into all of the paranormal stories she writes. When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, she spends time with the beloved members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history and all things ancient and historic.
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1. Tell us a little about yourself, what you do when you’re not writing, what are your aspirations for the future?
Sadly, there’s really nothing juicy to tell you (though I could make something up if you wish— ;D) I do the same things everyone else does. I make endless meals, scrub toilets; do the laundry and the dishes…just ordinary stuff. At the end of the day, I like to curl up with a good book or delve a little deeper into my family genealogy. I have met some very interesting ancestors along the way and every once in awhile their stories have inspired a character in one of my books.
My aspirations for the future? Find time to work on my “bucket list.”
2. When and why did you start writing?
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t imagine stories in my head and then one day, I just had to start writing some of those stories down. However, the journey from pen to published book took many years and a lot of hard work.
3. Who is your favorite writer? How have they influenced you as an author?
I don’t have a favorite. There are just too many talented, fabulous authors out there to narrow it down to even a hundred of them. Their influence comes in just wanting to write as good and entertaining a book as so many of them did.
4. Give us some back story about Shadow of the Witte Wieven, where and when did you write it?
I started writing this novel in the spring of 2011, right here in Las Vegas, where I am surrounded by family—horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, a donkey and every now and then, we’ve even had a swan or two.
5. What inspired your novel?
One fine day I saw an incredible picture of a raging storm, over the ocean…
6. What was your favorite part of Shadow of the Witte Wieven to write?
I don’t know if I have a favorite part. I truly enjoyed writing every word. However, it was fun to imagine, and then write, Aliyana’s introduction to a seventeenth century sea captain, and his rowdy crew.
7. Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
Yes, I am currently writing “Ddraig Du,” a romantic paranormal fantasy that takes place in a hidden realm, buried underneath the sea. Imagine our heroine’s surprise when she finally figures that out.
8. Any advice for aspiring authors?
Keep writing, keep honing your skills, get yourself a couple of brutally honest critique buddies, and truly listen to what they tell you. And finally? Never, ever, give up.
9. Do you have any tricks to your trade, bottomless coffee, a magic pen, a special muse?
No, there aren’t any tricks—at least I haven’t found any. I think Nathaniel Hawthorne said it best: “Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
10. Which fictional character would you like to take to dinner and why?
Again, my list is endless. But let’s see…maybe I would begin with Captain Jack Sparrow. Why? Because, he’s a sea captain and it would make for one very entertaining evening.
Thank you Debbie. Be sure to check out her latest book: