Friday, August 3, 2012

"I'm intrigued by the paranormal" - #Interview with @DeannaLSletten

Tell us about you.
Deanna Lynn Sletten is a novelist who writes women's fiction and has also written one middle-grade fiction action/adventure novel. Her novels include Memories, Widow, Virgin, Whore and Outlaw Heroes. She started her writing career as a freelance writer for parenting publications in the early 1990s and transitioned to writing for blogs and websites until she made the jump to novelist.  Deanna is married and has two grown children. When not writing, Deanna enjoys walking the trails around her northern Minnesota home with her beautiful Australian Shepherd.

Tell us 5 random things about you the person, not the author:
1. I grew up in southern California before moving out with my parents to northern Minnesota to live on a farm.
2. I went to tapings of The Sonny & Cher Show three different times.
3. I was in the Miss California Teen Universe Beauty Contest when I was 15 - didn't win - didn't even come close.
4. I'm intrigued by the paranormal and my idea of a great vacation would be to map out haunted places across the U.S. and visit one each day.
5. I love anything to do with the old west and have visited many of the sites where Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid robbed either a bank or a train. 

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Tell us about your book
Name : Memories
Genre : Romance/Contemporary Fiction
Length : 228 Pages
Formats Available : Kindle eBook, Paperback

Michael DeCara came home from the Vietnam War a wounded man, both physically and emotionally.  He tried putting his life back together, but found civilian life difficult after all he'd experienced in Nam. Raising his young daughter, Vanessa, by himself after his wife left, he found it difficult to commit to one job or one woman for any length of time. Then he met a young woman who made him feel good about himself again and who fell in love with Vanessa as well. But a life-changing event occurred and he had to choose between his past and the present. He chose to leave without a word to the young woman, believing he was doing what was best for her. Now, years later, she has walked back into his life and he believes they may have a second chance at love, except she hates him and he doesn't understand why.

Danielle Westerly fell in love when she was only eighteen and her heart was broken when he left her without a word. Her heartache was increased when she made a fateful decision that would alter her future, and she blamed him for her loss. Years later, she is single and has built up a successful career when she accidently runs into the man who was responsible for her past pain. Yet, their chemistry is undeniable. Can Dani give up her anger and let go of the pain of the past and fall in love again with the man she has hated all these years? 

Dani and Michael share a journey of heartache, loss and painful memories that threaten to keep them apart. Can they break past these and finally find love again?