Interview with Delores Cremm

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, the first novel that impact me was A woman of Substance, by Barbara Taylor Bradford. I found it amazing of how her character went from rags to riches, and from that I became inspired by the scenario.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 13, but I started developing characters as young 6. The difference between me as a 6 year old with imaginary playmates is mine had family, friends and history. They were not talking dogs, horses or anything like that, they were real people.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The characters in my novel province has lived through me for over two decades, and I decided 10 years ago to actually put their lives on paper, but I noticed that a few of them were intersex which I believe this stemmed from my own past experience with someone who actually was born with the condition, and I thought she was an angel, but unfortunately my true hermaphrodite had emotional problems that cause her to destroy her own life. I describe her actual genetics in detail in my first chapter. I also notice some of my characters were French, I'm really not sure where that came from since they did take on a life of their own. The village reminds me of a place here in Ohio and of course my rags to riches pence had to play a roll. I do love the dramatic and suspense side of my writing, believe it or not I found the villian the most exciting one of all (she was fun). I also have first hand experience in the art of love making, so to write the sex scenes came fairly easy.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It made it easy to publish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I was born to write and most writers are born, they are not made. My greatest joy is my characters, I believe they chose me and if anyone has been at it as long as I have know that they take on their own personalities.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, if I can amuse them in my stories, and engage them in the pleasure of my creation then my purpose is well served.
What are you working on next?
The sequels to province which are, Vengeance, The fall of Devine and Neffrey's Bride.
Published 2016-05-02.
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Books by This Author

The Hem-Hem Man
Pre-release—available December 31, 2018. Price: $7.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
On any given day, you can walk through the small town of Bedford, Massachusetts in Middlesex County and hear the children's fable as they skip and play on the cobblestone lanes. Run, Run as fast as you can. Cause here he comes with an ax in his hand. Beware, Beware of the Hem-Hem Man.
The Dead Alligator on Gunther Road
Price: Free! Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
The mid 1960s in rural Ohio presented quiet and carefree times for young Valerie Baxter, until the hatred and disgust of racism took hold and terrified her tight knit community. Valerie tells her story of the summer in 1965 which changed her life forever while recalling kidnapping and modern-day slavery of innocent victims.
Vengeance
Series: The Vanderhault Saga, Book 3. Pre-release—available January 10, 2019. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Kathy Gilberts crimes continues to plague the Vanderhault family. Angela Moffet teams up with a notorious enemy for revenge against the Vanderhaults for ordering the execution of her entire family. Bonette races against time to save Christine and her children from a sure death.
Redemption of Sacrifice
Series: The Vanderhault Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Just when their world is calm, the Vanderhault Saga continues in Redemption of Sacrifice with Antoinette Gilbert caught at the threshold of insanity by what she believe is the spirit of her mother coming from the grave to avenge her arrest and betrayal. The ghostly encounters drive her to the brink of madness as guilt fogs her mind in creating the delusions of Kathy.
Province
Series: The Vanderhault Saga, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,320. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.33)
Province brings to life a fantastic cast of characters, providing each with a sense of naturalism and shady wit that will stimulate your curiosity in each page as the story unfolds to a stupefying turn of events. Christine Martin steps in a world of wealth, power and madness. She teams up with her intersex sibling and her grand passion in uncovering a diabolical secret behind her mere existence.
Followed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Christian, Fiction » African American fiction » Christian
(4.00)
Imagine being followed by an unknown pursuer and the purpose behind his presence. Vivian Ballard is running for her life. Her perils began on a simple errand to a neighborhood convenience store in Columbus, Ohio. She is being chased across Ohio to Pennsylvania, but by whom. Her attempts to lose her stalker is unavailing and terrifying that ends in ghastly details…