Evening everyone! I was asked if I would put up a interview that was originally supposed to go on another blog. That blog had some technical issues and so was unable to put up this interview. So without further adieu let’s welcome Deena!
How would you describe yourself in 5 words or less?
Caring, Driven, Fierce, Fun-loving, Imaginative
What made you decide that you wanted to be an author?
I have never desired or yearned for something as I do writing. I can’t imagine spending any more of my life without telling stories. My poetry satisfies my sensitive heart, and my novel-writing satisfies my desire to bring characters to life.
How did you come up with the idea for your story?
A simple conversation started the percolating of an idea. A nugget of an idea grew over a few days, and before I knew it, a story was born.
If you could spend a day with one of your characters who would it be and why?
I would love to spend the day with Jamie. I love photography. I love capturing moments and emotion behind the expression. I’ve seen a part of a photo shoot aimed at romance novel covers and I’m fascinated by the whole process, start to finish. Also, his sensitive nature and dashing good looks just make me melt. Who wouldn’t want to spend a day with him?!
What would you do during your day with that character?
First, I would watch him do a photo shoot. Then we’d do our own… minus the photographer! I’d love to ride on the back of his Harley, wrapping my legs around him and pressing my body against his. We’d take a long ride along the coast and stop on a beach somewhere to watch the sunset, totally focused on how we feel in each other’s arms. We’d set a fire going in the fire pit, roast marshmallows and s’mores, and then love each other all night long.
What is your greatest passion besides writing?
My family. I love my family. Period, the end.
Jamie has it all, looks, brains, and a charming personality. But in this romance cover model’s world, those blessings become a curse when a colleague blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Will women only see him for his looks and never look below the surface to the man beneath?
Hope had a dream job, working with sexy, hot photographs, turning authors’ dreams into reality. When laid off from her publisher as a cover artist she must find her namesake in life again…some kind of hope for her future. Can a birthday wish give her what she truly desires? They say be careful what you wish for.
Destiny seems to bring Jamie and Hope what they need, each other. But a dangerous obstacle stands in their way as obsession turns deadly. Can Jamie trust in Hope’s grounded nature? Is Hope strong enough to live in Jamie’s world? Or will reality intrude on their fantasy of being together?
It was the mystique of Arizona’s history and landscape that called to Deena and catapulted her career as an author. When she’s not writing novels and poetry in the wee, small hours of the morning or in the deep, dark of night, Deena teaches language arts to middle school students. She currently lives in Gilbert with her husband and two children, but New Jersey will always tug at her heartstrings.