Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blogiversary Event Day 5: D. Kelly

Day #5 of my Blogiversary event is the turn of D. Kelly! I decided to do another interview for Dee's post. The interview was conducted about a week ago as Dee is currently recovering after having surgery. Dee is awesome enough to still take part. Dee has kindly offered one ecopy of each book in the giveaway, however I was asked to mention that it maybe a couple of weeks after the giveaway until she will be well enough to organize sending out the books.

Onto the interview...

Me: Hi Dee, Welcome to Relaxed Reads it’s awesome to have you here.
Please tell the readers a little about yourself? 
Dee: I’m a mom of two boys, I married my high school sweetheart, and I love margaritas. What else… I love reading, writing, chocolate, sarcasm, and I’m a pen whore. I have so many pens but I always buy more. My husband hates it! Other than that I’m pretty boring. 

Me: When you’re not writing what do you like to do? 
Dee: Spend time with my family and friends mostly. Watching my kids at their sporting events is a big part of our lives they are both multi-sport athletes. 

Me: When you were at school what did you want to be? 
Dee: I wanted to be a lawyer or a psychologist. 

Me: What is your earliest memory, that you’re comfortable sharing? 
Dee: Falling down an escalator. It’s a family joke it jilted my memory into gear. 

Me: What types of music/tv/film/books do you enjoy most? Do you have any all time favourites? 
Dee: I like a variety of everything. As far as movies I tend to stay away from horror films, music I’m not a very big hard rock fan, and books I’m not a huge fan of historical romance. Other than that I’m pretty open to anything. Favorite movie is Stealing Home. Favorite book I have tons but my top three are Autumn Street by Lois Lowry, Insomnia by Stephen King and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. 

Me: If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you like to go? 
Dee: It’s a tie between Greece and Australia. 

Me: If you could meet any person living or dead who would you like to meet and why? 
Dee: Can you tell I’m an indecisive person? It’s a tie between Maya Angelou and Warren Buffett. Either of them would be amazing to talk to and just learn from. 

Me: If you were stranded on a desert island and had food and drink, what 5 things would you want with you and why?
Dee: A cell phone with a satellite signal so that I wouldn’t be stranded for long. 
Tequila, because if I’m going to be stranded I better at least be having fun.
David Beckham, because he’s the one I’d like to be having fun with ;) 
My kindle 
A solar charger to keep my kindle and phone going

Me: Can you list 5 things (non-author) related that we may or may not already know about you?
Dee: I’m a pen whore, I love to have pens in all different colors.
I really miss One Tree Hill 
I love margaritas 
I graduated high school in the early 90’s 
I cry when happy things happen 

Me: Now for some quick fire questions
Sweet or Savoury?
Dee: Sweet

Me: Chocolate or Vanilla?
Dee: Chocolate

Me: Favourite Colour?
Dee: Black

Me: Favourite Animal?
Dee: Dog

Me: Favourite Food?
Dee: Enchiladas 

Me: Favourite Drink?
Dee: Margarita if we’re talking alcohol 
Water if not ;) 

Me: Good Guy or Bad Boy? ;)
Dee: Bad boy who is good on the inside. 

Me: Where and when did you get the idea for The Acceptance Series? 
Dee: I don’t even know to be honest with you. One day I just started writing and out came this story so I started plotting it out a bit. Now we’ve got The Acceptance Series. :) 

Me: Have you found any parts of writing particularly difficult? 
Dee: I think it’s paying attention to detail that’s the hardest. You want to be sure you don’t mix up your facts along the way. You would hate for Kate to have auburn hair all through the book and then at the end for me to goof and say she was a brunette. 

Me: What parts have you enjoyed writing the most? 
Dee: I love writing Connor and Kate together. Connor is my favorite character to write but Mike and Jake are both closely riding his tail. 

Me: Do you have a current work in progress? If so would you like to give us a little taster? 
Dee: I have two works in progress right now. One of them is untitled as of yet and the other is Releasing Kate. 
Here’s a snippet from Releasing Kate but it’s un-edited right now so keep that in mind. 
“I was just so mad Connor, I’ve never felt that kind of anger and pain before and I finally understood.”“Understood what?” I’m officially lost now.“I understood why Mike did what he did. Why he left me all those years ago. And in that instant, tonight when I let all of that anger consume me, I couldn’t blame him anymore. Because I get it now.”I let out a low whistle as I try to wrap my head around this piece of information.“So what now?”She sits up and leans against me shoulder to shoulder with her head against mine.“Now I deal with the fallout. I’m not going any further down this rabbit hole. Mike did it for years and look where it got him. I did it for one night; I’m not equipped for this. I can’t cover pain with pleasure; it just hurts more in the end.”
Me: Do you have a certain place that you write? (Like a writing cave?) Or do you prefer a certain type of atmosphere? (like quiet or music in the background?)
Dee: I typically write in my bedroom from my husbands side of the bed. I’m more creative there for some reason. I like noise in the background but it has to be white noise. If I have music I really like on then I just start singing along and lose my thoughts. 

Me: Spotlight time. 
Please list your books and places they can be found also the places that people can find and connect with you too?
Dee: Breaking Kate and Catching Kate are the two books I have out right now. You can buy them at Amazon and B&N, (see below for the purchase links). 
You can find buy links and more on my website 

Me: And finally is there anything else that you would like us to know?
Well I divulge secrets often to my amazing street team D’s Divine Divas if you’re ever looking for a super fun street team to join we’re always looking for a few more active members. All you have to do is PM me for info. 

Me: Dee thank you once again for taking the time to stop by and answer these questions, and for contributing to the giveaway. It’s been awesome having you here. Please drop by anytime, you’re always welcome. Good luck for everything! 
Thank you so much for having me! 

Dee has kindly contributed (Breaking Kate and Catching Kate to the giveaway for you chance to win keep reading and enter the giveaway below...

The Acceptance Series Book #1:

The Acceptance Series Book #1.5:


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