Friday, September 5, 2014

Blog Tour: Life Discarded by @denaehaggerty #interview

Date Published:September 1, 2014
Why would a woman who has it all throw her life away? Morgan has the perfect life. She married the man of her dreams. Daniel is smart, gorgeous and successful. Everything she has always wanted in a husband and the father of her children. But he’s also domineering, overprotective and jealous. Is living with him enough to drive Morgan over the edge? Or does something more treacherous lurk beneath the façade? 



What is the hardest part of writing your books?
 About half-way through each book, there comes a point when the initial excitement wanes and the writing becomes hard work. I start to panic that the story won’t come together. It’s difficult to stuff the panic down and keep writing until the story comes together.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
The Man by Aloe Blacc
An Ordinary life by Amy McDonald
Like I Roll by Black Stone Cherry
Hi-De-Ho by Blood, Sweat and Tears
Like a Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
Roll Me Away by Bob Seger
I’m Goin’ Down by Bruce Springsteen
Carousel by Buckcherry
Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran
A Little Less Conversation by Elvis Presley

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I have two friends that have generously given me their time as beta readers. I’ve learned to make a list of questions for them to review after reading. This has helped me tremendously in revising the final version of my books.

What book are you reading now?
Island Fog by John Vanderslice. It is a collection of short stories, which all take place on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

How did you start your writing career?
I had written my first novel, Unforeseen Consequences, but the manuscript was languishing under a foot of dust in the attic. My husband, knowing I was unhappy with my current profession, suggested I self-publish the novel. And that’s all it took to light a fire under me!

 I am currently working on a chick lit novel. It’s about a 40-something widow that discovers her grandmother has been murdered. No one believes that grandma was murdered so my heroine decides to solve the mystery herself.

D.E. Haggerty was born and raised in Wisconsin but thinks she’s a European. After spending her senior year of high school in Germany, she developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. After high school she returned to the U.S. to go to college ending up with a Bachelor’s degree in History at the tender age of 20 while still managing to spend time bouncing back and forth to Europe during her vacations. Unable to find a job after college and still suffering from wanderlust, she joined the U.S. Army as a Military Policewoman for 5 years. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, she met her future husband, a flying Dutchman. After being given her freedom from the Army, she went off to law school. She finished law school and moved to the Netherlands with her husband and became a commercial lawyer for more than a decade. During a six month break from the lawyering world, she wrote her first book, Unforeseen Consequences. Although she finished the book, she went back to the law until she could no longer take it and upped stakes and moved to Germany to start a B&B. Three years after starting the B&B, she got the itch and decided to pull the manuscript for Unforeseen Consequences out of the attic and get it published as an e-book. Deciding that she may have indeed finally found what she wanted to do with her life, she went on to write Buried Appearances. After moving to Istanbul, she started on Life: Discarded , her third book. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune and reading books like they are going out of style, she writes articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, reviews other indie authors’ books, writes a blog about whatever comes to mind and is working on her fourth book.

Twitter: @denaehaggerty

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting my blog tour day! What would life be without bloggers?!