This week, we’re welcoming debut author Deanna Fugett to our blog!

img_4039-8x12About the Author:

While Deanna Fugett isn’t writing or connecting with others via social media, she can be found cleaning up after playing with her four kids or cooking dinner rubbing her husband’s shoulders, because she’s nice like that. Her favorite TV shows are Once Upon a Time, The Shannara Chronicles, and Arrow, and she frequently revisits every geek’s favorite show, Firefly.

She secretly enjoys writing more than reading. *Gasp*. Deanna has an endless TBR list and has numerous books lying around the house, none of which she can find time to finish.

Occasionally she plays Narnia with her son, pretending to be Susan at the archery range and enjoying quality time with her boy, bows, and arrows.

Deanna is off-the-wall excited about her debut novel coming out with Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, an edgy YA Dystopian called Ending Fear. It is the first novel in the Gliding Lands series. She really hopes you will buy it and enjoy every second of it.

Into the Mind …

How many books do you own?

Confession of a fiction writer. I may, or may not own more nonfiction than fiction books. I am currently trying to remedy that.

If you could spend the day with one spec fic character, who would it be?

Tris Prior, because she’s awesome and I love her. And maybe I could meet Four and kiss him. Just kidding … not really … yes, I’m kidding … not really. I shoulda just said Four, huh? I LOVE MY HUSBAND.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Tanzania to visit the chimps, and see where Jane Goodall used to study. I have been a fan of hers since I was little, I actually got to meet her once. It was a good moment.

What is your favorite TV show?

Arrow. But I also love The Shannara Chronicles and a whole bunch of others.

img_20160712_073550You have a free weekend. What do you do with it?

Free? As in, no kids in the house? WRITE, CLEAN, AND WRITE SOME MORE!!!!

Would you rather live in Middle-Earth, Tatooine, or aboard the Starship Enterprise?

This is hard. I’m not a Tolkien fan, (please don’t shoot me), so Middle-Earth is out. I love Star Wars, but isn’t Tatoonie the one that has all the sand? Or doesn’t it blow up or something? That doesn’t sound safe. And I love Star Trek, but I’m scared of space. If I have to be in space can I just travel on Serenity, please?

How many books did you write before being published?

Please don’t hate me, but the first full length novel I’ve ever written is the one I have a contract for. I know, people say that doesn’t happen. Guess what? It actually does.

What was the inspiration behind your most recently published work?

Well, I’m not published yet, but in a few short months I will be. I guess my inspiration for Ending Fear, was looking at all the Christian girls at my church who read the Hunger Games and Divergent. I thought, gosh, I could try my hand at a dystopian and add God and morals to it. Why not?

img_20160729_103213895What is the #1 writer’s resource that you cannot live without?

My publisher, Michele Isreal Harper. I love her and can’t live without her. And my bestie Lucy Nel. Yes, they are considered resources. At least in my mind.

What was your first novel about?

Ending Fear is about a 14 year old girl who is a traumatized brat at first, and transforms into a really cool chick and she does some really cool stuff. I’m too tired to write a mini-synopsis, so you can just check out my website :

What is your goal in and for your writing?

To have a writing career. I’ve been a SAHM for a loooong time. I’m ready for a change. I love being a writer and it just fits me so perfectly. My goal is to write books and sell them. There you go.

Why do you write speculative fiction? What draws you to it?

I like dystopians?

My entire life I never paid attention to genre. I read EVERYTHING I could get my hands on. Fantasy, historical, romance, dystopians, YA, MG, Amish, contemporary, etc… So I didn’t actually go about trying to write spec. It just fell in my lap. I didn’t even know what spec or dystopia was until after I had written my book. It took me a few months to figure out which genre it fell under. But it fits me pretty well. I’m weird. And most people that write spec are…interesting.

COME ON, admit it, we’re all a bunch of awesome weirdos.

Are you a panster or a plotter?

Panster all the way, baby.