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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Interview with author Yvette S.M. Debeau
Finding Favor and the Secret of Rainbow Moor
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.
do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book?
What should remain with them long after putting it down?
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?
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.
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.
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