Find out what sources I use to pick the names of the characters in my books in this weeks *All the Juicy DeeTales!*
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Downton Abbey Fans: See an authentic Victorian chateline, a dance card, and how a button hook works in this week's *All the Juicy DeeTales*!
Some authors write their novels out by hand, others by computer. I'm kind of a hybrid. Click below for All the Juicy DeeTales!
Today I reveal my favorite time period to write in and what I think I'll try next (once I finish writing next year's book which is set in 1893).
There are some authors who can give you soundtracks to go with their books. Find out what mine are as I give you All the Juicy DeeTales!
I've had lots of reviews over the years. But there was one that really stood out from all the rest. And it came from a very unexpected source. Here are All the Juicy DeeTales ...
Someone asked why we chose to put photographs at the beginning of each chapter in my historical novels set at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Tune in as I give you *All the Juicy DeeTales!*
Some authors plot. Some authors write by the seat of their pants. I'm a plotter and one of you asked how I keep up with all the details in my books. Here's an inside peek:
When I embark on a new book I often have no clue as to what is involved in my hero and heroine's professions. So, I read a lot of books and watch films on the profession if they are available. But nothing is as profitable as interviewing an old timer who worked in the field I'm researching back in the day.
Pretty neat, right? I would say that meeting these people and doing these interviews is one of my favorite parts of this job.
One of the best--and worst--days of being an author, for me, anyway, is today ... the day my book is released. It's the best because, well, my new book is out! And that's super exciting.
It's the worst because I feel really, really vulnerable. So vulnerable, that I have a pretty awful recurring dream right around the time each new book comes out.
Here are All the Juicy DeeTales ...
Pretty awful, huh? LOL. But, in the end it's worth it. :)
What about you? When do you feel the most vulnerable?
(Don't forget to leave a question for me and maybe I'll pick it for next week's All the Juicy DeeTales!)
Many of you have asked if my husband travels with me to my events. Well … let's just say … um … well, watch the video and I'll give you *All the Juicy DeeTales.* :)
What about your spouse? Does he/she behave when you're out and about?
Ever since writing the books set at the World's Columbian Exposition, I've become an avid World's Fair collector. One of you asked what all I'd collected so far. Here's a peek!
Do you collect anything or know someone who does?
If you have a question you'd like me to answer, leave it in the comments section here, on Facebook, on Pinterest, my YouTube channel, or on Goodreads and I'll pick one for next week's All the Juicy DeeTales!