20 Questions with Deborah Jay #author #interview

Thank you Don Massenzio, for inviting me to take part in your entertaining ’20 questions’ – I had a ball.
Follow the link below, and you can find out a bit more about me and my crazy busy life and writing.

Author Don Massenzio

Today, we have the pleasure of sitting down with UK author Deborah Jay. Deborah is going to tell us a bit about her writing process, her inspiration and will share some of her work with us.

Please enjoy this edition of 20 Questions:

rsz_resized_photoQ1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Probably back when I was about nine, when I started teaching myself to type by copying pages from books. I also began writing my first novel at that age – a children’s book titled ‘Samantha, the Adventurous Poodle’ (why, I don’t know, it just came to me), which only got as far as three chapters when I realised I didn’t have a plot.

After that, I tried a few variations – a comic book (The Adventures of Galloper) with self-drawn pictures, though I freely admit I’m no artist, and then a serial, written longhand as…

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  1. ichabod2014ic · · Reply

    Now I am curious about ‘The Priestess!’
    Great interview, Deborah!

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    1. Thanks Icky, it was fun. And I’d love to get back to that SF opus – I think the first book you complete will always hold a special place in your heart, as this one does. Now I think I have the skills to write it well, I only wish I had the time, it’s a fab psychological story in a space opera setting.


      1. ichabod2014ic · ·

        I can’t pick a favourite from my own, because each has it’s own endearments.
        I keep trying to fix up my first book, but I do not know how to go about totally re-writing it from scratch. :-/ It is now held together by band-aids. 🙂
        Happy Halloween!
        Kiss your hubby and horses!
        ~Icky. 🙂

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  2. Deb, congrats on a wonderful interview at Don’s blog! Always love learning more about my author friends. ❤

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    1. Thanks Deb, it is fun, isn’t it?
      On to my interview for you next!

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      1. Yay! Looking forward! 🙂

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