Serendipity: Amy G Deason
I met an amazing author Amy Deason. She loves to create colourful characters, locations and situations. Here is a peek of my rendezvous with her.
RW: Thank you for agreeing for this interview. Tell us something about yourself. What description will fit you in real life?
AGD: I have always loved reading since I was 3 years old and once I learned to write, I never stopped. Becoming a published author has always been my dream and right now I have 2 full length novels out as well as a short story. Currently I live in NW Arkansas with my wonderful husband of 5 years and my 3 children.
RW: That is amazing.How does it feel to be a published author? What are your preferred genres?
AGD: It feels amazing to accomplish my dream of becoming a published author. I am currently writing in the suspenseful romance genre. However, there are other genres I would like to explore in the future. Writing can be difficult. For example when characters refuse to open up and talk to you. But it is always worth the struggle when you finally see your book baby venture out into the world.
RW: A Book Baby! What an apt term! What does your writing place look like? And do you have any specific needs as a writer?
AGD: I write in my living room using my laptop. The best time for me to write is either in the early morning or late evening when I have some down time as well as peace and quiet. :)
RW: I completely agree with you. Which fictional character created by you is closest to your heart and Why?
AGD: The character closest to me is probably Grace, the heroine of my short story, Second Chances, A Christmas Story. It is in the fiction genre but the basic experiences she goes through and the people she interacts with are inspired by my own personal experiences.
RW: What, according to you, are your strengths and weaknesses as an author?
AGD: I believe my biggest strength as far as being an author is my determination to create a good enough story to allow others to see into my make believe worlds. But one of my major flaws is that I do become frustrated when words tend to fail me, leading to writer's block. I would love for them to spill out on the paper like a flood, instantly creating what I imagine in my mind. But of course, it doesn't work that way. ;)
RW: Describe your latest book. Where can we buy it?
AGD: Stone Cold Angel, a suspenseful romance, follows Cadence Montgomery to Russia on a search for her missing father. When she becomes ensnared in a corrupt plot, only one man can save her. However Nikolas Kozlov has his own orders and they do not include rescuing the innocent and naive Cadence.
RW: Who and/or What inspires you the most? Why?
AGD: I am inspired by many things. My family, friends, movies, music, and other authors. Each one inspires my creativeness in different ways. For example, a spoken phrase or an expressed emotion can have a major impact on my ideas.
RW: What all do you do when you are not writing?
AGD: I read of course but I also spend a lot of time with my family doing things like biking, watching movies, swimming, having cookouts, and playing games. I love hanging out with friends. And when I get a chance, I spend some time at home enjoying the quietness. When it happens....
RW: Which writing project are you currently working on?
AGD: I am working on book three in The Perfect Order series entitled Angel in the Rough. I don't have a blurb yet but I can tell you it takes place in Costa Rica and follows my characters on a harrowing journey through desolate lands and thick jungles.
RW: If you could re-write one Fiction/Non-Fiction written by another author, which would it be and why?AGD: Honestly I don't know if I would want to rewrite a fiction work by another author because that is their work, their goal, their dream. Besides, each book written by different authors is inspirational, opening my mind to different perspectives, different worlds.
RW: Thank you Amy for taking out the time to do this interview. It was wonderful talking with you and getting to know you. Wishing you all the best for your writings and for your new book.
Authors like Amy can inspire people to write. Do check out her writings and leave reviews. Till the next episode of serendipity, or chance meeting, Happy Reading Writings!