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Interview with romance author DeDe Ramey – Flashes of Light

From time to time, I post interviews of authors who are fairly new to the business. DeDe is a romance author who loves to throw in suspense to her stories. Let’s see what she has been up to in recent months. Her next release is February 27, 2023. These are her words.

There is just something about a happily ever after that, no matter how hard it is to get there, it is so satisfying when you do. If there is a little humor mixed in with mystery that can take your emotions on a rollercoaster, that’s all the better. I decided to write romance because I do believe in fairy tales. I believe love is a choice. You make it what you want. I am a romantic suspense author because I love the thrill of a crime. In many cases, truth is stranger than fiction. I love to use real-life issues and moments in time in my writing to pique the readers’ curiosity.

BOOK BLURB

Jessi Maddox didn’t want to leave Philly or her job as a sommelier, but her abusive ex-boyfriend didn’t give her a choice. With the help of her family and friends, she packed up her life and headed south to Dalton, Arkansas, and hoped her new life would allow her to disappear.

Mitch Gallagher loved his job as a sergeant in the Dalton Police Department but hated that it caused his marriage to fail. He was now a single dad.

Mitch Gallagher loved his job as a sergeant in the Dalton Police Department but hated that it caused his marriage to fail. He was now a single dad.
When a call comes in about debris on the highway, he discovers a box of photos and quickly becomes haunted by images of an injured woman, and vows to find her.

After Jessi shows up at the station, Mitch returns the photos and quickly realizes his job is far from over. Protecting her from the mafia means putting his heart on the line and his family in a life-or-death situation. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fflashes-of-life-dede-ramey/1142857029

What is one piece of advice you’d give a new writer?

Do writing challenges. Take a month and try to write every single day. Don’t edit. Just write what flows out of you.
What does your writing day look like?
Most days I get up and drink some coffee then it’s off to the gym. After the gym, I eat breakfast, get ready for the day, do whatever business I need to take care of, eat lunch then it’s time to write. My goal is to write a chapter a day or at least get an entire scene down on paper.

What do you hope to accomplish in your writing career?

My hope as a writer is to inspire others to believe in the fairy tale. But I want my books to inspire others to truly learn to love completely. Most people think romance books deal in the boy meets girl and that’s only part of it. Most of the stories are about healing, and learning how to love even when there are obstacle or flaws.

What are the other books you’ve written?

Thanks for stopping by. I know you’ll enjoy all of DeDe’s books if you enjoy falling in love. In the meantime, consider following me in my reader group, Lipstick & Danger on Facebook. You can also sign up for my newsletter on the home page of this website.

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