Deborah Nam-Krane


Deborah Nam-Krane is a Boston-based writer who has been telling stories in one way or another since she could talk. In addition to writing romance/chick lit/women's fiction, she's also intensely interested in education, history, economics, policy and media literacy- that is, when her four children (three of whom are homeschooled) allow her to be.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Let's Move On wraps up the first part of the New Pioneers series. Zainab is ready to move away from the drama of the last few years, and to her surprise that's going to include taking up with someone who caused her friends a lot of heartache in the last book. (In his defense, some of his machinations led them to an important if not shocking discovery in The China Doll.) But is that the man she really wants? Meanwhile, Richard, Jessie, Miranda and Michael finally got the Big Bads out of their lives. The question now is whether they can finally be the adults they always needed to be. Finally, Emily, the impetuous heroine who started it all, is going to be confronted with the need to forgive. Can she put aside her resentment for the sake of the person she loves the most?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I pursued the traditional option for over a year, but at that point I had my manuscripts sitting on my computer for almost five years. I'm not the first writer in that predicament, but everything I was reading indicated that agents- and editors and publishers- were still trying to find their footing as the indie market shifted everything.

At the time, it also seemed like everyone in traditional was very interested in paranormal, and nothing could be further than what I had written. Also, my characters are a little older than the usual Young Adult characters, but two agents recommended aging the characters down to make my manuscript more marketable. Unfortunately that would have completely changed the story.

Being an indie gives me the freedom to write- and market- the way I need to.
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Where to find Deborah Nam-Krane online


Let's Move On
Series: The New Pioneers, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,600. Language: American English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sometimes Growing Up and Living Your Life is the Best Revenge
The China Doll
Series: The New Pioneers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,410. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Beware of fragile things; those edges are sharp once they break
An Engagement: A New Pioneers Short Story
Series: The New Pioneers, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
There is nothing worse than watching a disaster build and not being able to do a thing about it
The Family You Choose
Series: The New Pioneers, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,500. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It's all about choices, but what you don't know might break your heart
The Smartest Girl in the Room
Series: The New Pioneers, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,170. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What does the smartest girl everyone knows have to worry about?

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