Q&A With Debra Webb

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Q&A With Debra Webb 

Today I’m doing a Q&A with USA Today’s Bestselling author Debra Webb. Debra Webb has written 160 + novels, some of which are the Devlin & Falco, Shades of Death and the Faces of Evil series. 


Q: At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?


A: I wrote my first story when I was nine years old! All through school I wrote stories, but it wasn’t until I was nearing forty that I began to write with an eye toward publishing. My maternal grandmother was an amazing storyteller. She used to tell me and my little brother stories whenever we visited. I got my love of storytelling from her.


Q: What advice do you have for anyone wanting to be a writer, especially someone who wants to write romantic suspense like you do?


A: Focus on the genre. One of the missteps I feel I made was writing too much of a variety in the beginning. I’ve written romantic comedy, straight up suspense, women’s fiction, etc. Find what you do—what you love—best and focus. Fine tune your unique voice. Most importantly, never give up! 


Q: What advice do you have for someone who struggles with writers block?


A: Keep writing. Even if it’s not worth keeping in the end, keep writing. Let your mind find its happy place whether it’s by talking long walks, long drives, or just sitting still. Try to ignore the static life can sometimes bring. For me, sometimes I just have to stop watching the news. A happy, rested mind will always come up with the next idea or line.


Q: Are you writing a new novel now? If so is it part of a series or is it a standalone novel or is it the beginning of a new series?


A: I’m currently writing the third book in the Finley O’Sullivan series, the first one is out now—THE LAST LIE TOLD! Meanwhile, I’m also toying with the ideas on what I want to do next!


Q: What were your favorite novels you read so far this year? 


A: Oh, that’s a difficult question. There’s something great in every novel. But if I had to pick just one I think it would be THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK by Jennifer Hiller!


Q: Does Hollywood have the rights to your novels?


A: My Faces of Evil series was considered but so far no deals. Fingers crossed!