Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Interview with Debbie Lynne Costello

Debbie is having a giveaway for a paperback or ebook version of her book. Comment below to enter!
 

Tell us a little about yourself and what inspired you to start writing.

In some sense I’ve never grown up or at least my love for things have never changed. ;o) I’m a huge animal lover and I have always loved to write. My mother recently gave me a manila envelope full of stories and poems I wrote and illustrated from about 7 years old and up (all of which have animals included). In high school I took every writing class I could and in college I chose journalism as my career choice.

My husband and I have been married for 35 years and we have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. As I said I love animals. We’ve had all kinds of critters including a prairie dog which we loved dearly. We own 2 Arabian horses and 2 Tennessee Walking Horses and one miniature donkey. My husband and I love to ride. We try to get out and trail ride once a week. I keep my 2 and 5 year old grandchildren when my daughter works. So my writing has slowed due to the change in our lives, but I still enjoy escaping into the worlds of my characters whenever I can.

What kind of stories do you enjoy writing?

I love to write historical romance as well as reading it. I enjoyed writing my medieval, but alas I enjoy writing 19th century stories, too. What makes it so much fun is tying the stories together. My hero and heroine of Sword of Forgiveness, Royce and Brithwin, are the ancestors of my next release, a 19th century Charleston romance.

Out of all your books, who is your favorite character and why?

Oh my, that is tough. You haven’t met Duncan from one of my other Charleston 19th century books, BRIDE BY BLACKMAIL, yet, but I love that guy. He is so much fun and full of himself. Oh, and he is Scottish. That always helps. ;o)

What is your favorite song or movie?

My all-time favorite movie is Gone with the Wind.  Rhett and Scarlett make such a fun couple full of conflict and romance. And the storyline moves along beautifully.

If you could visit any time period what would it be and why?

Boy this is hard for me. Because I’d like to visit 3 time periods. I think almost every Christian would like to visit the time that Jesus walked the earth, so I’m not going to choose that one. So that would bring it down between 19th century and medieval times around the 14th century. I guess I will go with 14th century, because though we know a lot about medieval times, there is a lot of myths and disagreement about things. I’d like to go for myself and see how life truly was for people.

What projects are you currently working on?

I’m working on the sequel to Sword of Forgiveness as my first 19th century story is waiting for its January release.

 

Sword of Forgiveness Summary

After the death of her cruel father, Brithwin is determined never again to live under the harsh rule of any man. Independent and resourceful, she longs to be left alone to manage her father’s estate. But she soon discovers a woman has few choices when the king decrees she is to marry Royce, the Lord of Rosencraig. As if the unwelcome marriage isn’t enough, her new husband accuses her of murdering his family, and she is faced with a challenge of either proving her innocence or facing possible execution.


Royce returns home after setting down a rebellion to find his family brutally murdered. When all fingers point to his betrothed and attempts are made on his life, Royce must wade through murky waters to uncover the truth. Yet Brithwin’s wise and kind nature begin to break down the walls of his heart, and he soon finds himself in a race to discover who is behind the evil plot before Brithwin is the next victim.
 

About the Author

Debbie Lynne Costello has enjoyed writing stories since she was about eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina. She has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children's Director. Debbie Lynne has shown and raised Shetland Sheepdogs for eighteen years and still enjoys litters now and then. In their spare time, she and her husband take pleasure in camping and riding their Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.
 
Places to Connect with Debbie
 
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25 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me on, Rachel! I want to let anyone who comments a heads up that we changed internet carriers and they are telling me I won't have internet until next Tuesday. But I plan to go out so I can read your comments and chat with you! Looking forward to it!

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    1. Thank you for being a guest Debbie. It's been fun. :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Jackie! I hope you have a wonderful day.

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    2. Hey Jackie, Thank you for coming by! Hope you get a chance to read SWORD OF FORGIVENESS!

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  3. Great interview. Loved learning more about Debbie. Thank you for sharing, Debbie.

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    1. Thanks Robin. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview!

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    2. Hey Robin! Thanks so much for coming by. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview! Good luck in the drawing!!

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  4. Fantastic interview with Debbie Lynne! Winds of Change series sounds amazing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Caryl. I agree. I would really like to dive into this series soon. :)

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    2. Hey Caryl! So good to see you here. I'm glad the Winds of Change sounds good. Need to work on that sequel more. I have started it, but it got stalled temporarily do to life. But I'm getting back on it ASAP!!

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  5. I have always been fascinated by medieval times, also. It would be fun to "visit" that time period, but definitely not live then. I'm sure it's hard to slow down on your writing, Debbie Lynne, but we know how fast children grow, and it's wonderful that you can spend extra time with your young grandchildren. My youngest ones are in middle school already. Times flows by so rapidly! may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kay. I hope you have a wonderful day. ~Rachel

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    2. Hey Kay! So good to see you here. I think we romanticize medieval times more than maybe it was. But it was a hard life for many. It sure is a LOT of fun to write about though!

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  6. This book still sounds SO GOOD! :D I LOVE the concept and I'd LOVE to read it! :) And I totally agree with Gone with the wind! ;) LOVE IT!

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Hi Amada. Thanks for stopping by. I agree. Debbie's book sounds amazing. I'd love to read it as well. :) Blessings. ~ Rachel

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    2. Hey Amanda!!!! Yes, GWTW! an awesome story. I hope you get a chance to read SWORD OF FORGIVENESS!

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    3. Thanks Rachel! :)

      YES Debbie! And I love the way it's filmed, the actors, and Rhett just stole my heart! LOL! I may need to watch GWTW sometime soon! :D ME TO! ;)

      Hugs, A

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  7. Hello Rachel. Thanks for the review with Debbie. Loved hearing about the book. and would love to win it. GOD bless you both. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Hey Maxie! Thanks for coming by. Hope you get a chance to read SWORD OF FORGIVENESS!

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    2. Hi Maxie. It's great to see you and thanks for commenting. Blessings -Rachel

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  8. I love reading books like this one. Your a new author to me and I look forward to reading your books.
    karenskrayons(at(gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen. I agree, Debbie's book sounds amazing! It's wonderful meeting you. Blessings. -Rachel

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    2. Thanks, Karen! I hope you enjoy my stories. Good luck!

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  9. Thank you, all who stopped by. Maxie won! Congratulations! If you'd like another chance to win stop by HHH http://www.hhhistory.com/2015/11/what-you-didnt-know-about-adolf-hitler.html That giveaway ends Nov. 14, 2015. Thanks again!

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