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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Looking Out the Window: Deborah Piccurelli Talks about Her New Novella, Love Comes Calling

A Warm Welcome to Derborah Piccurelli

Deborah will give away an e-book. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below.

Many writers have loved to read as long as they can remember. Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what did you read?

Yes, I was. The books that most stick out in my mind are The Three Little Kittens (I was about 2 or 3 yrs. old), Madeline (5 or 6 years), and at around 8 yrs., I remember a book with stories about Barbie, the doll, and her boyfriend, Ken. I don’t remember the exact title, though.

Neat. Why do you write?

I write because I just have to. Otherwise, I don’t know what I’d do with all this stuff going on in my head.

About Love Comes Calling, Deborah's Latest Book
The day new Christian, Derek Spencer, shows up on Charlie Parkes’s doorstep to make up for what he’d done, is the very day he falls in love with her. But Charlie’s sister mistakes him for a home improvement contractor, and he decides to play along until he finds a way to tell her who he really is.
Charlie is attracted to Derek, but knows the attention he pays her is only flattery. How could such a great-looking guy fall for someone with a face like hers? Nevertheless, the two form a relationship that brings a joy to Charlie that’s way beyond her wildest dreams.

But what will happen when Derek’s true identity is revealed?

What do you love about this book? And what do you hope readers will tell others about it?

It’s unique storyline, and the characters. I hope readers will tell others that they were highly
entertained; that they couldn’t put it down; that it tugged on their heartstrings.

Where do you get ideas for your books?

Love Comes Calling is a sweet romance, but most of what I write is cause and issue-related romantic suspense. For those books, I get ideas from newspapers, magazines, television news shows and the internet.

How do you get to know your characters?

I get to know them some before I put anything on paper, and then more closely during the writing process.
What is your writing schedule and where do you write?

The word “schedule” makes me laugh! I don’t have a schedule. I write whenever I can grab the time.

Are you a plotter or a pantzer?

Definitely a pantzer! I may write a list of things that will happen in the book, but that’s it. I call that my outline. I just have to write as it comes. I do wish I were more organized and practical about my writing, as some authors are.

Do you put yourself in your books?

Never! I wouldn’t make an interesting character. LOL!

What are you working on right now?

The pilot script for a futuristic television drama. This is something the Lord impressed upon me to write now, and lay aside the book I had been working on.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Study, study, study, even after publication. Attend conferences and workshops. You can never learn enough.
Develop a thick skin. Not everyone will love your writing.
Never give up.

What would you be doing if you weren’t writing?

I’m not sure. I might be singing (though I’m not very good at it); or I might be acting (but I’ve never tried it); I would never go back to secretarial work (been there, done that). But it’s very possible I would be lazing around the house, watching TV and eating bon-bons all day. LOL!

Buy Links for Love Comes Calling:

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After years of reading books and watching movies with an element of romance, Deborah M. Piccurelli’s desire to write romance novels came naturally. She is active in her church and is an advocate for sanctity of life. Deborah is the author of two novels, a novella and several cause-related newspaper articles. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the New Jersey Society of Christian Writers. As one of the winners in a contest by The Christian Authors Show, details of Deborah’s writing journey can be found in the 2013-2014 edition of the book, 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading. Deborah lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.  
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Linda Weaver Clarke said...

This book sounds very intriguing. I would love to read it. By the way, send Deborah my way and I would love to interview her on my blog, too. Thanks for introducing another fun author to me.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks. I'll be sure to let her know.

Deborah Piccurelli said...

Hi, Linda! Thanks for your compliment on my book. Sure, I would be honored to be interviewed on your blog. Email me with details at Thank you!

June Foster said...

Deborah, you sound so much like me. The stories and characters in my head persist. Here's wishing you many sales with your new book.

nancy bolton said...

Hi Gail and Deborah! I love the interview, and the book sounds really interesting. I hope it does well, and your TV series gets noticed!

Lisa Lickel said...

I liked this story! It's good to see you here, Deborah.

Deborah Piccurelli said...

Thank you for stopping by for the interview, June, Nancy and Lisa! And thank you all for your kind words and well wishes for my book and TV series.

Sonja said...

Very good sounding book. I wish you great success! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

Finbar said...

The writers on this blog are always interesting because they are so different and bring so many new motivations and story ideas to the table. Good luck with this and your other works, they seem to be doing well.

Deborah Piccurelli said...

Thank you Sonja and Finbar for your kind words, and for stopping by for the interview.

Teresa7 said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for featuring Deborah and thanks for the offer.