Q &A with Denise Weimer
Please welcome author Denise Weimer to New Horizon Reviews.
Denise, welcome it's nice to meet you and have you on New Horizon Reviews.
(1) Where do your ideas come from? I hope from God because I pray about each story idea before I start researching it. If He’s not in something, it’s a waste of time. I continue to pray for inspiration and godly themes to be woven in as I write. Practically speaking, I enjoy writing about locations and events that surround me in my home state of Georgia, whether I’m writing modern romance, historical fiction, modern romantic suspense, or my favorite that combines both: time slip romantic suspense! I love the concept of contemporary characters learning life lessons from a mystery of history.
(2) What is the weirdest thing you ever Googled while researching a book? Probably details for my romantic techno-thriller Traces (now with my agent, looking for a publisher), where teams of two attempt to evade surveillance during a reality show that turns into a real-life hit. I was looking up stuff like how to temporarily disable video cameras and how to fool facial recognition software. Shady for sure!
(3) What inspired the book Holly, Ivy, & Intrigue? Sandra Barela of Celebrate Lit Publicity asked if I’d like to join a Christmas mystery collection. For my story, I pictured more of a cozy mystery because of the holiday theme. I love the picturesque mountain town of Dahlonega, Georgia, so I centered my plot on a young antique and upcycling store owner there who stumbles into a family mystery, an unexpected threat, and two confusing suitors!
(4) Just for fun, coffee or tea? Both! A cup of coffee in the morning, and a cup of tea in the afternoon. With flavored creamer, of course.
(5) What is your favorite writing tool? Sorry, I’m not sure what this means … my computer?
(I'm sorry. I started to clarify but didn't. My fault. Yes, a typewriter, computer, pen, etc)
(6) In three words describe your style of writing. This is the hardest question I’ve ever been asked! LOL. Flowing, heart-warming, deep. ??
(7) How and where do you write? I try to write during the day when the house is quiet, my husband at work and my daughter at school.
(8) Just for fun, favorite destination type (beach, mountains, Sea World,...)? Mountains with beautiful rivers and creeks and cute historic towns.
(9) Just for fun, what are you reading? Right now, in between writing time, the stories of the seven other authors that are featured along with my novella Across Three Autumns in Barbour Publishing’s Backcountry Brides collection (May 2018 – preorder now). These Colonial romances are full of Last of the Mohicans-style action on the frontier!
(10) What is your favorite season and why? Definitely fall … cool breezes, the scent of wood smoke, the color in the trees, and everything pumpkin spice.
Denise, once again thank you for answering these questions, with a lot of thought. Yes, without the focus on God it's really useless I think. If I am going to read a book I want the focus on God to be there. Question: Do you put creamer in your tea, also? I like whip cream and milk in my spiced chai tea.
About the author:
Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. A former magazine writer, she is a substantive editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas as well as the author of The Georgia Gold Series, The Restoration Trilogy and a number of romantic novellas, including ACROSS THREE AUTUMNS of Barbour's Backcountry Brides collection (May 2018). Represented by Hartline Literary Agency, Denise is a wife and swim mom of two daughters who always pauses for old houses, coffee, and chocolate.