Award Winning Author

                                       Debra Sue Brice

 Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you..." I may be typing the words on the page, but God is the one who has given me the ability to share my stories with the world.

Today we welcome Debra Sue Brice. So to start things off, tell us a bit about yourself...
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When did you decide to become a writer?
I started writing when I was a little girl. It was the only way I would ever read anything!

Hmmm ... I see you have many things in your life to keep you busy such as teaching first grade, training and riding horses ... why did you decide to actually start writing? Writing helps unleash all the adventures up in my head. They all wait, sometimes not so patiently, to have characters step in and help them come to life. Like so many other people, I like to escape reality. I do so by writing my own fictional daydreams. 

Since escaping reality helps your writing, are you drawn to any particular genre, and why?

My books are mostly Christian Fiction, but I am working on a murder mystery mini series.

I feel that there is a need for clean reading, especially for young adults. There are a lot of genres that pull people in only to show them something that is better left off the pages. A clean story can be just as engaging, romantic, and exciting!

Having a busy schedule, when do you have time to write?

Right now, I write part-time. It would be a life-long dream-come-true to do this full time, but I understand that it will take time and patience to get to that point.

I think every author would love to see their book turn into a movie, so...which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your book Icing?
I would love to see an actress/actor who is new to the scene play the roles of my characters. It would be a great opportunity to let them shine and be a fresh face to the world. But if Candice Cameron Bure would like to play one of my characters I would definitely not turn her down!
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 Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
I write when the idea is tapping at my brain. Sometimes it happens at the most inopportune times, but I always take advantage of those moments.

Where do the your ideas come from?
My ideas for the stories I write mostly come from my everyday life. Many of my characters are based on real people and many of the adventures are based on my real-life adventures. I couldn't ask for better material!

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I always like to start out with a plot and jot down some ideas. It's nice to have an idea of where your story is going to be heading, even if it takes a complete left turn!
After having a few books published, how do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
The more I write, the more I understand what people are wanting to read. I have a certain style that I stick with, but I feel the depth of my characters have no place to go but up.

What was the hardest thing about writing your Christian Romantic Novel, Icing?
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Icing, has been quite the challenge. Writing the book was easy. Getting it out to the public has been a bit of a challenge. This romance novel has been patiently waiting for over two years to find its rightful place on the shelf. But there is good news! It has been picked up by a new publisher and is out on Amazon, and other book outlets.


What is the easiest thing about writing?
The easiest thing about writing for me is coming up with ideas. My brain is always thinking of new things to write about. My friends are constantly making fun of me because I keep wanting to write different stories. They want me to write sequels!

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I would love to see at least one of my books make it to the Best Seller's List!

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors.
Reading is something I do when I need a break from writing, so no, I don't read very much. When I do get the chance, I love to read the witty charm of Kristen Billerbeck. She has a knack for making you fall in love with her characters.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I definitely prefer paperback books. Ebooks are extremely convenient, but nothing beats the thin sheets of paper between your hands.
Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
Editing and proofreading your own book is right up there with being one of the most difficult aspects of writing. You know what your book is supposed to say so your mind is reading it, even if it isn't on the page. That can be a problem. I welcome others to edit my book.

Who designed your book cover/s?

My mom is super creative! She comes up with all the ideas for my book covers. She has some awesome plans for the mystery series as well! 

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?
The cover is usually the first thing people see. If it catches their attention then you have won half the battle of getting your story into their hands. When I am looking for a book to read, I go for the covers that interest me, then I look at the back matter.

How do you relax?
I don't.

What is your favorite positive saying?
With God, all things are possible.

What is your favorite film and why?
There are so many films that I can talk about, but I will choose Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. It is based on a true story of a girl who never gave up her dream. Hmm...
Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?
I can see myself with many more books in the process of being published. It's a big dream, but it's one that I know is possible.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?
Anyone who is interested in finding out what kind of stories I write and where they can find me throughout the year can check out my website and Facebook page. I am also on Twitter.
Facebook: Debra-Sue-Brice-678112035648561/

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Debra Sue Brice is the author of the debut novel, Crossing Boarders (2015) as well as Icing (available 2016).

A big thanks to Debra Sue for spending time with us! Happy riding and writing.