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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Interview with author Yvette S.M. Debeau


 Finding Favor and the Secret of Rainbow Moor


1.      What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book?
“Finding Favor and the Secret of Rainbow Moor” was inspired by two separate, but very personal experiences that occurred in my life. The first was a mysterious caller who frequently called me for over a two-year period. Very suddenly, for some unknown reason, the calls stopped. I never knew if something happened to him and never found out who he was.

The second was a visit to the place known as Rainbow Moor and the feelings I experienced while there. Rainbow Moor became the main setting and focus of this book. Putting them together I created this story that naturally grew and developed its own plot.

2.      What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader?
The book is about everyday people who live simple, ordinary, day to day lives, but whose lives, aroused by the unexpected paranormal, become the extraordinary.  It’s a beautiful story of love, pure and simple. There is happiness, but there is also hurt, disappointment and sadness just as in every-day life. Any adult of any age who has loved and lost will enjoy this book.

3.      What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down?
I want my readers to be left craving for more and crying for a sequel. I want them to feel so connected with the characters that they feel each and every emotion as if they are part of the actual story. I want them to cry, laugh, be angry and empathize. Everyone has a reason for being here. All friendships in life are a privilege and an important part of life’s journey. Live like there is no tomorrow and “Dance in the Rain”.

4.      What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?
Ordinary people do extraordinary things. Never give up on your dream. To succeed you must believe in yourself. Be true to yourself. Write your story your way.

5.      What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
With the electronic age, I see a great number of people wanting to get their books electronically. It is less expensive and doesn’t take up space in their homes. However; there is nothing more intriguing than holding the actual book in hand, smelling the pages and feeling the smooth paper it is written on. It is a tangible gift that can be passed down to the next generation. My preference, is the real deal of an actual bound book.

I also see the Self-publishing book industry increasing, mainly due to the lower cost. Although I am truly a fan of Traditional Publishing methods, the cost found in that route is far greater.

6.      What great challenges did you have in writing your book?
The challenge was not in writing it, but in publishing and marketing. Knowing what will be covered in your publishing fee and understanding the different phases of publishing and marketing your book takes a great deal of research. The market is flooded with these companies and a novice will find it hard to know which direction to follow.

7.      If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
Because it is that good! It is brilliant! This book leaves you craving more and it is hard to put down once you start reading. You will feel every raw emotion. It incorporates so many unusual and unexpected scenes that the reader is left in awe, flabbergasted and surprised to the extent they can’t stop reading. And the “end”? Totally unexpected.

Yvette S.M. Debeau's passion for writing started at a young age by winning numerous awards in writing contests. She was formerly the newsletter editor, publisher and writer for the Redwood Unit of the Back Country Horseman of California. While working for the Redwood Unit she was the recipient of nine consecutive journalism awards.. She currently resides in Carlotta, California and is the owner of three Arabian horses. For more info, please see: www.yvettesmdebeau.com

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