The girls of Night Owl Romance are pleased that you have granted us an interview
We would love to get to know you
Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?
My name is Debbie Wallace and I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Because I considered it private and a kind of therapy, I didn't share my stories or consider trying to get published. All that changed a few years ago when my family encouraged me to submit to a publisher. I live in Florida with my hubby and I have several ebook and print books out with New Concepts Publishing and Whiskey Creek Press. You can find them under Debbie Wallace, DA Wallace & Tory Richards.
When you have writer's block how do you break free?
I usually have several projects going on at the same time so I can bounce around, but if it's a total block I step away. There's nothing more frustrating than sitting and staring at a computer screen when the words won't come.
Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?
My next release is in January 2008, `IT'S ALL IN THE JEANS", my first torrid book under Tory Richards. It will be offered as an ebook and print book through Whiskey Creek Press. Writing my first torrid romance was a big step for me. I, ah, had trouble using some of the words needed to make it a torrid. :0)
Please tell us what you have planned next?
I've just finished revising `WICKED DESIRE", another torrid, and have submitted it. Still waiting word on that one. I'm also working on a holiday story.
In 5 years, where do you see yourself? In general and in you're writing career.
I can see myself retired from my full time job, but not necessarily because I'm making a living off my books, though, that would be nice. Anything I make off them is icing on the cake. I have simple, realistic goals. I'd like to be doing book signings and traveling but I can see myself spending more time with my daughter and her family, taking care of the grandkids. Of course, I'll always write, it's in my blood. Or I should say my head? :0)
What kind of research do you do for your books? Do you enjoy the research process?
LOL. I love this question. I don't do research. I hate it. I don't have time for it. The only resource book I have on my shelf besides something about problems with point of view is the Romance Writer's Phase Book. I write about what I know, places I've been, and I make up the rest! Do deadlines help or hinder your muse?
If I have a deadline I can't write. I write for the pleasure of it and when the mood strikes me. I envy those authors who accept contracts for work they haven't done yet. But I'll never be one of them.
When did you first decide to submit your work? Please, tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step. I smile as I write this because my daughter Michelle and Niece Alisha encouraged me to submit. They were the first to view my work and both thought it was as good as anything they'd ever read. They're not biased or anything :0) I submitted with the thought that if I was rejected, than I would at least know. I didn't want to look back later and be angry that I didn't at least try. What would you like to tell your readers?
That I appreciate each and every one of you. I love getting to know you through my blog so don't be a stranger. In addition, if you leave a comment on one of my posts you're entered into a drawing I hold the last Saturday of every month, when I give a surprise away. What was your first published work and when was it published?
"ALL THE RIGHT MOVES" was my first book published with New Concepts Publishing in December 2005.
What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?
Thank you for this opportunity!