Saturday, January 31, 2009
Author, Dehanna Bailee
My guest author this week is: Dehanna Bailee
Pamela: Welcome Dehanna, I see that one of your books hit #1 at Women-Authors.com for being the best-selling fiction title! That is quite an accomplishment.
Dehanna: Yes, it hit #1 at Women-Authors.com for being the Best-selling Science Fiction Title by a woman author. It was a nice little benchmark that came right on the heels of another one of my works making the Top #100 Hot New Releases in Romance at Amazon.com (in Kindle format).
Pamela: That's wonderful. Did you always love writing? And how did you get started?
Dehanna: I used to write stories when I was in high school but fell away from it in my mid-twenties due to working full time and life in general. For the next few years I dabbled a bit here and there in a few notebooks, but nothing serious, so it really wasn't until my early thirties before I was able to get back into it and that's when I wrote "True Nature."
Pamela: I see that you've written both fiction and non-fiction titles. Do you prefer one genre to another? And which is easier for you?
Dehanna: In fiction genres, I prefer to write things that have a romantic lean or focus. As to what I think is easier, fiction or non-fiction, I think I would have to say non-fiction because I can pretty much map out the whole work before I even get started. Guess there's something quite simplistic to that linear, 'just-the-facts-Jack' aspect.
Pamela: You write fiction & non-fiction books, articles, and ebooks. You review other authors' work as well as host the POD Database. You must have a very full schedule with all you are involved in. Do you have a set schedule for blocking off time to write?
Dehanna: Well, admittedly, my schedule is a full one--not just with the writing part of it, but also with my other responsibilities and commitments. I sometimes wish I had more time to write but don't think it would actually help me achieve more because it seems that my creativity likes to be spurred by the chaos that surrounds me (if that makes any sense). I like having something creative to work on to expel my excess energy.
Pamela: Where can readers find out more about you, your work, or your books?
Dehanna: Readers can visit me online at http://www.dehanna.com or at my blog http://www.thebackroomat.dehanna.com All my available titles are listed in the bookstore at my main website, along with links to where they can be found. Also, there are excerpts and a couple free downloads for those who are interested.
Thanks for allowing me to interview you Dehanna!
Bye for now.
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