Monday, May 30, 2011

Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke - In Her Own Words

I loved reading Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke! Look for my review later next month! Now without further ado- Deborah's guest post! See the rest of the tour details from Teen Book Scene.

I'm curious about people - as well as language and storytelling. I enjoy writing books about people overcoming challenges and/or changing for the better. So, I've written a lot of romances - that features two characters whose emotional journeys intersect - and also mainstream books that focus on the heroine's journey. It's interesting to focus on one character's emotional journey, especially when that character has a lot to manage like Zoƫ in the Dragon Diaries. Since people are all different, and I'm always trying to learn more about writing and storytelling, every book I write is a new adventure. I love doing the research for each new book or series, and I also love teaching about writing and publishing. I was the writer in residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time they ever hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and I also teach workshops. The combination is wonderful.

I published my first book in 1992 and have written 40 novels since then - I've lost track of the novellas and shorts - and that doesn't count the ones I've written that have never sold or been published. I've written historical romances, contemporary romances, time travel romances, paranormal romances, romances with fantasy elements and fantasies with romantic elements, cuture-set romances, mainstream fiction with romantic elements and YA paranormal fiction with romantic elements. I still have more ideas than I have time to write down! That's part of what convinces me that I have the best job in the world. It's really exciting, to do something for a living that continues to challenge and provoke.

So, if you could do anything you wanted for a living. what would it be?

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Will end June 6th at midnight.


  1. Flying Blind sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Great guest post, too. Thank you for stopping by, Deborah Cooke!

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading Flying Blind! All of your books are amazing! And, I agree, writing is definitely the best job in the world!

  3. I loved Flying Blind, but then I'm a big, huge, gigantic fan of Deborah's Pyr adult romance series and just had to see what the little pyr were up to also.
    It's an amazing start to an awesome new YA series that will really appeal to all ages.


  4. Definitely looking forward to reading Flying Blind (love the Dragonfire series so makes sense to read the others, too!)

    What would be my dream job? Writer, of course.

  5. Love the Dragonfire series, and what a way to continue the story! With the YA pyr taking center stage, while waiting for the 'parents' of these pyr in the next ongoing saga! Great books and can't wait to own them all! I'm already on my way! :D

  6. To answer the question: If I could be ANYTHING, what would I want to be? A mom. I have no regrets on being a step-mom, or not being able to have a child of my own.

    That's why I loved DARKFIRE KISS so much too! Just goes to show there's more than one way to become a mom!



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