Narnia, because I know that world from its creation to its destruction and transformation, and while there are some tough times it all turns out. Although Pern, Dune, and Middle Earth were also in the running.
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Tell us about your latest release. More Than a Job is the story of Paige Hamilton. When she loses the job that was her full existence, she learns that there are other more important things in life - including love. It is a March 1, 2012 release from Desert Breeze Publishing.
What sparked the story idea for this novel?
Economically times have been hard. We all know people who have lost their jobs. The story of starting over after a job loss touches something in all of us.
Do you have any writing rituals or favorite places to write?
I love a mix of music, a cup of really good whole leaf tea, and my animals all around me. That is one dog, two cats and a bird, all rescues.
Which member of your family had the most influence on you as a writer?
Every member of my family shares favorite books with me. We have done this for years. My parents always treated me like a writer and encouraged some very early stories that were published in a church youth paper. My mom saved my creative stories and my dad gave me an electric typewriter (now I am dating myself) when his office upgraded. I was maybe 12. Back then you didn't learn keyboarding until high school, but he found me a typing textbook, set the typewriter up in my bedroom. I had significant reading experience and examples, and the tools to write. So I did.
Was there any particular book which captured your imagination as a child and why?
In grade school I read the entire shelf of books in my classroom - even in first grade when they were all simple biographies of historical figures. I remember turning in lists of books read every week in fifth grade. We had to read a book a week. I read one or two a day, Nancy Drew and anything else I could lay my hands on. In Jr. High I worked all the way around the huge library by the time I finished 8th grade. When I finished the books I thought I would like - Hardy Boys, Janet Lambert's stories -- I read through the sports books too. Like my music, my reading taste is eclectic and always has been. Anne McCaffrey, C.S. Lewis, Madeline L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkein, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, Patricia Cornwell, Frank Herbert, Kevin Anderson - I could go on and on about authors I love to read.
My imagination was always there. These are authors that give it a structured world out of their imagination that supports mine.
For some authors, dreams play a role in creating fiction. Have you ever dreamed a scene or image that later wound up in one of your books?
I haven't. Any pieces that come in my dreams are scattered and not cohesive, at least consciously. On the other hand sometimes my characters go unexpected places as I write. I have always wondered how many of those journeys came from dreams I don't consciously recall.
If you could step into any imaginary book world, yours or another authors which book would you choose and why?
Thanks again for hosting me, Debra. Look forward to another exchange when your next book comes out!
Hope to read your book soon Lynette.
Thanks for having me today. It is such a thrill to have friends leave notes that the have the book, are reading, in some cases have already finished. I hope some of your readers will leave notes and questions.
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â€śDangerous Tiesâ€ť won the reader preference round of the RONE contest and now is a finalist for the 2012 RONE awards!
Aboard the Wishing Star
A new contemporary romance novel
by Debra Parmley
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