Author interview at Fiction Dreams

FictionDreamsBlog interviews are always easier to participate in than live ones.  I can take my time to think about what I want to say and in some cases, even decide which ones I choose to answer while ignoring others.  Here’s one of my answers from Suzy Turner’s Fiction Dreams site.  Click through if you want to see which other questions I selected.

What inspired you to write it?

Each book in the series sort of represents a different “type” of kid you might find living homeless on the street. The first one, Painted Black, is about two runaways, one who’s a graffiti artist and one who turns to prostitution to survive. The second, Bend Me Shape Me, is about one of the many youth diagnosed as mentally ill, which means no one wants to believe her when she says her psychiatrist is responsible for one friend’s suicide and may be targeting her brother as his next victim. In Box of Rain, I wanted to call attention to kids who have the brains, drive and morals to be successful in life, but aren’t recognized as such because of circumstances beyond their control. Their path to a happy life is blocked because of what has happened to them, not who they are.

via Author interview with Debra R. Borys |Fiction Dreams.

Author Interview Seventy-Six – Deb Borys – Suspense

Library of Erana interviews quite a few interesting authors. You should click through and read the rest of mine, then find out who else they talked with.

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Welcome to Deb Borys

Where are you from and where do you live now? – I’m from small town Midwest U.S. and after about fifteen years of living in the big cities of Chicago and Seattle, I’ve come back to my roots and my hometown.

Please tell us a little about your writing – My current focus is my Street Stories suspense novel series. The first book, Painted Black, was released in 2012, then Bend Me, Shape Me in 2013, and the third, Box of Rain just became pre-orderable on Amazon.  The ebook will be released December 15 but the print version won’t be out until the spring of 2015. You can basically say I’ve been able to get a book a year out now.  I’m hoping I keep up that pace.

Each book in the series tells the story of a kid living on the streets of Chicago who…

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