“I visualize my writing taking me to a notable agent who helps me achieve my goals as a published author.”
A member of the Writers’ League since August 2016, Deborah Reardon lives in Dallas, Texas.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Deborah Reardon: My primary genre is mystery/thriller. However, I’m keenly focused on dusting off my first novel, which is literary fiction.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
DR: I would most like to have a drink with Harlan Coben in order to unveil his ingenious knack for mixing storytelling with a searing critique of human frailties, all while tossing it neatly into a mystery.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
DR: I’d pick Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, in large measure for the author’s sheer hilarity and sparkly prose. I’m sure this book would pick me up during bouts of loneliness between foraging for food and shelter, and the story would remind me that there are some things nuttier than getting stranded on a deserted island.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
DR: Since I’ve only recently begun my journey with the Writers’ League, I’m still learning about what’s happening with statewide library events and Dallas classes that could support my growth and successes as an author. As well, I am hopeful someday to join the ranks of distinguished panelists.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
DR: I visualize my writing taking me to a notable agent who helps me achieve my goals as a published author.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
DR: Since I often bring home books from my fellow Texas authors, The South of Good by Randall Reneau — with whom I shared the book room at the Texas Association of Authors 2016 Wimberley Book Festival — was very well received. My husband gobbled it up in days.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
DR: I am a National Indie finalist and an Amazon bestseller, and I am proud of my forward progress. Visit my website here.
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