Interview with S. Denice Newton

Published 2016-02-15.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is knowing that I'm sending a message that will impact the lives of others. Also, it is an outlet when I'm feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious about anything.
What do your fans mean to you?
Readers and supporters are my sole motivation because without them, writing would be just a hobby. Reviews, feedbacks, and words of encouragement from those familiar with my work inspires me to stay the course and forge ahead in my literary endeavors!
What are you working on next?
I am working on the sequel to my fiction book, "Keturah's Song." I plan to have the story turned into a stage play and ultimately a screenplay.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm fond of J.K Rowlings, Anne Rice, and Kimberla Lawson Roby.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I know, beyond all doubt, that I was placed on this earth to convey inspirational messages around the globe. I enjoy writing and speaking before audiences large and small, helping people to pursue their own purpose in this vast universe.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
That's a tough question because I write all the time! Seriously, I guess it would be relaxing and thinking about the next project!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I search for books with topics of interest to me such as women, children, romance, ethnic, and more. I browse through selections until I find something of interest to me. Sometimes I search for specific authors and purchase their works.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Absolutely! I wrote my very first story at age 14. It was a fictional work that I wrote with a pencil in a notebook and totaled about fifty five pages. Although it was never published, I've included part of that story in my first fiction book called Keturah's Song.
What is your writing process?
I usually start with a topic in mind and then come up with a title. I've had little success with using outlines so I typically think of how many chapters I want and then name each chapter. I come up with a full manuscript with that crazy method!
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't recall the first story that I ever read but Alex Haley's "Roots" was the longest book I've ever read! I was about twelve years old when I read that book and have loved novels ever since!
How do you approach cover design?
My covers have to not only be attractive, but tell a story itself. When a potential reader look at the cover, I want them to find a story without words. It is one part of the publishing process that I put a lot of thought into.
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Books by This Author

Keturah's Song: Tale of a Life Intercepted
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
It was predicted that a time of darkness was to befall the world. In an attempt to keep it at bay, light was manifested into a child that had not yet left the womb. This child was to be born and serve as the bringer of light, hope, and prosperity to a world that needed it most. This girl’s name was Keturah Rachel Adams.