Interview with Debbie Mumford

Who are your favorite authors?
Oh! I have SO many favorite authors.

Classic writers: Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, JRR Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Frank Herbert.

Contemporary authors: George RR Martin, Jim Butcher, Diana Gabaldon, Nora Roberts and her alter-ego JD Robb.

And those are just the names I think of off-hand!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I absolutely adore my iPad Mini!
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first book at the age of four. I dictated it to my mother and then illustrated it in crayon. The beginning of my fiction and graphic arts career! Of course, I didn't get back to my early calling until much later in life.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Discovering what happens next!

I tend to plot very minimally, just enough to have a bit of direction, because discovering the story is where the fun is. I've discovered that if I go into too much detail in the planning process, I lose interest in writing the story. Why bother? I already know what's going to happen *sigh*
What's the story behind your latest book?
My most recent book, DRAGONS' FLIGHT, is a continuation of my Sorcha's Children series. This entire series grew out of a 5,000 word short story. I submitted it to a publisher, who liked it, but wanted more. That original story grew into SORCHA'S HEART, a 20,000 word novella, and inspired two novels to date: DRAGONS' CHOICE and DRAGONS' FLIGHT. A third novel (tentatively titled DRAGONS' DESTINY) is in the works.
Published 2013-09-12.
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Books by This Author

Sisters in Suffrage
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nineteen-year-old Emily Tuttle defies her father and travels to Washington, D.C. to join her idol, Alice Paul, in the fight for women’s suffrage. With high hopes, she joins Ms. Paul’s “Silent Sentinels” only to discover that her expectations of easy victory have been naïve. Will Emily and her sisters in suffrage gain the right for women to vote?
Incident on the High Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Pinkerton Agent Tom Easton guards the High Line, the narrow gauge railroad connecting the mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. When an unescorted young woman is taken hostage in an attempted train robbery, Tom’s skill is tested. Can he protect the young woman, save the payroll, and arrest the robbers, or will the bad guys win the day?
To Dream of Flying
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Amelia Penfield dreams of flying, but not in one of the famous airships. No, Amelia dreams of standing on a cliff overlooking an ocean and transforming from a woman into a great bird. Her dreams are so real, so all consuming, that her father fears she will ascend the tallest building and throw herself into the sky. Can father and daughter solve the riddle of this inexplicable compulsion?
Spinning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Brett D’Agostino has always been a solid citizen, as far from a gambler as a man could get, and yet he’s about to risk everything he owns on the spin of a roulette wheel. When the ball drops, he’ll either be able to book passage to Arcturus Prime, or he’ll be penniless, his family homeless. What has driven him to this desperate gamble?
Silver-Tipped Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Lost in the wilderness. Separated from his cousin and uncle. Faced with a hungry grizzly bear. Can he possibly survive?
Astromancer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Apprentice Alchemist Wyot is an astrologer of the third rank. He dreams of becoming an astromancer, one of the elite few who move starships between the known planets, but knows he lacks the innate magical talent required to fulfill his lofty ambition. When the Thrice Great commands his presence, Wyot has no idea what to expect from the leader of the legendary Emerald Enclave.
Tales of Tomorrow
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
From science fiction to the edge of fantasy, this collection of five short stories includes, two “right around the corner” tales (“Wakinyan’s Valley” and “Beneath and Beyond”), one far flung space odyssey (“Astromancer”), and two stories of future families (“Izzie” and “Spinning”).
Dragons’ Flight
Series: Sorcha's Children, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,500. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Dragon-shifter Brandubh travels to Glengorm's court to discover if his destiny lies in the human realm, but his visit is marred by the news that dragons have destroyed a human village. King Leofric charges the young shifter with seeking out and subduing the renegades, but the stakes increase when Brandubh meets a fascinating female dragon ... who considers humans vermin to be exterminated.
Love in a Flash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A collection of romantic Flash fiction stories—complete tales told in less than a thousand words. Each of these seven jewels presents the exhilaration of budding romance. Experience the thrill of discovery with Love in a Flash!
Her Highland Laird
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
(5.00)
Cat Logan, a young American with a recent degree in medieval literature, travels to Scotland to discover her roots. She finds more than she bargained for when a mysterious silver casket (rumored to hold the desiccated heart of a long dead Scottish laird) transports her back in time to the 1400s and the man whose heart she holds in her hands. Note: This novella is intended for mature readers.
Second Sight
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 49,860. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jenny Murdoch has spent years repressing a potent psychic talent -- a tiger which stalks her mind. Will she embrace her tiger in time to save the life of the man she loves? Note: This novel is intended for mature readers.
Dragons’ Choice
Series: Sorcha's Children, Book 2. Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 49,980. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sorcha and Caedyrn's love has created a new breed of beings. Neither wholly dragon nor fully human, Sorcha's children shapeshift at will. The six fledglings have been raised as dragons, but the time has come to explore their human heritage. Aislinn and Taran are the first to leave the ice aerie for the world of men.
Sorcha's Heart
Series: Sorcha's Children, Book 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.00)
A legendary relic, a dragon-wrought amulet, the Heart of Fire may be the salvation of her people, and Sorcha is willing to pay any price to obtain it, but when she discovers the price is the loss of her humanity, she learns caution too late. Only a hero can save her now, but he isn't human.
Beneath and Beyond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Archaeologist Erin Carstedter is a no-nonsense kind of gal. If something can't be defined by scientific method, it doesn't exist. Erin's beliefs are about to be tested by a ruin beneath the polar ice cap. What Erin discovers in those icy depths will challenge her thinking...and change the world.
The Tie That Binds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(2.00)
Twin brothers Cameron and Kyle McClellan have always shared a psychic bond. Though the adult men lead very different lives, when career military officer Kyle is wounded in Iraq, Cameron's ability to decipher their unique link may mean the difference between his brother's life or death.
Red's Magick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A collection of romantic short stories chronicling the adventures of an amorous faery imprisoned in a pane of ancient Irish glass. The realm of Tuatha de Danaan may be free of Red’s magicks, but the humans who come in contact with his glass prison find themselves in extremely compromising situations. These stories are for mature readers due to adult content.
Wakinyan's Valley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A "right-around-the-corner" tale set in a post-apocalyptic world. Mark Whitehorse and his friends search for a safe haven where they can raise their families. When they stumble across a hidden valley, they believe their search is over. But the valley is already inhabited. Will the band of survivors find refuge...or something else entirely?