Monday, June 10, 2013


It's a pleasure to welcome the lovely and talented Deanna Raybourn to the Writer's Study. Her answers will find you nodding your head in agreement and raising your brows in surprise. Deanna is the award-winning author of nine books including the New York Times Bestseller The Dark Enquiry. So pull up a chair and your favorite beverage and spend a few delightful moments with Deanna...Inside the Writer's Study.

What is your favorite word?
Pleasure. It’s a suspicious word for lots of people, but I believe in making everything I do as enjoyable as possible. 

What is your least favorite word?
Obligation. See also drudgery, chore, and duty.

What turns you on?
Wit and kindness.

What turns you off?
Stupidity and small-mindedness.

What sound or noise do you love?
Mourning doves and rushing river water.

What sound or noise do you hate?
 Modern manmade sounds—vehicles, technology—but the absolute worst is the squeaking of athletic shoes on a basketball court.

What is your favorite curse word?

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
There is no other one. A few centuries ago, I would have said Parisian salon hostess or courtesan.

What profession would you not like to do?
Anything medical.

If heaven or the after-life exists, what would you like to hear God, The Source (or whatever Deity you may believe in) say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
“Where would you like to go next?”

In one sentence, describe your newest or most recent release.
A SPEAR OF SUMMER GRASS is what happens when you put a disgraced flapper, an enigmatic man, and the spectacular setting of 1920s Africa into a cocktail shaker and give it a good jiggle.

To learn more about Deanna and her works, give her a visit at

Thank you, Deanna!

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