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‘5 Questions’ Interview With Deanna Roy! @deannaroy

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

5 Questions

Today I’m thrilled to welcome indie author Deanna Roy to the blog as part of the ‘5 Questions’ with authors interview series!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the series, fill out the questionnaire here! And if you are a reader who wants to suggest an author for the series, just send me an email!


Stella and Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance by Deanna Roy

Describe your book Stella and Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance in ten words or less

Stella & Dane keep their small town talking with their dangerous romance.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?

Stella and Dane were characters from my first novel, Baby Dust. Their backstory was so rich with crazy stunts and wild behavior that my fans asked if I would write a book just about them.

What was your favorite part to write and why?

No doubt there is one part of the book that has all the reviewers talking, and if you Google the title, you’ll see this excerpt all over the place — the water tower scene.

In my own small town, the water tower was the only tall structure. You could see it from any house and any street. Lots of us climbed it to spray paint the sides. In my novel, Stella and Dane’s first, well, uh, “encounter” occurs on the water tower ladder several stories in the air. This makes for tricky positioning, and to make sure it was actually feasible, I had to take my husband out to try it! (He HAS to wonder what he’s gotten into–we’ve only been married three months.)

Do you have a day job? If yes, tell us about it and how did that affect your writing / publishing process?

I have gone part-time on my day job as writing is quickly taking over, but I am also a photographer.

I’ve photographed families, babies, and weddings for over a decade, and watching how people behave before and after the shutter clicks is a useful study in how people wish to be viewed versus how they really are.

Tell us about an upcoming book or project you’re excited about

I never thought I’d write romance, but after the crazy success of Stella & Dane, I’m launching a 10-book series set in a party shop, where all the employees and customers find love, one holiday at a time.

Bonus Question! Fill in the blank: If you like ___, you’ll probably like my book too!

If you like author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, or indie writers of upbeat romance like “Practice Cakes” by Dalya Moon or “Hooked” by Polly Iyer, you’ll love Stella & Dane.


Thanks again for stopping by, Deanna Roy! You can learn more about the author via her website: www.deannaroy.com, Facebook: deannaroy, and Twitter: @deannaroy.

 Stella and Dane: A Honky Tonk Romance is available on Amazon (Kindle, Paperback).

Check out Deanna Roy’s Amazon author page for more info!

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  1. September 27, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love the label “Honky Tonk Romance.” If your husband is anything like mine, he probably LOVES having a fascinating writer for a wife. When my DH gets kidded about his wife writing all those love scenes, he grins and just says that he inspired them all.

    • October 5, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Well, I didn’t get arrested, and I didn’t fall to my death. We did, unfortunately, notice too late that the ladder was directly opposite an apartment complex…but no Instagram pix have turned up so far!

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