Today’s special guest is D. Lieber, chatting with me about her contemporary holiday romance, A Very Witchy Yuletide.
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D. Lieber is an urban fantasy author with a wanderlust that would make a butterfly envious. When she isn’t planning her next physical adventure, she’s recklessly jumping from one fictional world to another. Her love of reading led her to earn a Bachelor’s in English from Wright State University.
Beyond her skeptic and slightly pessimistic mind, Lieber wants to believe. She has been many places—from Canada to England, France to Italy, Germany to Russia—believing that a better world comes from putting a face on “other.” She is a romantic idealist at heart, always fighting to keep her feet on the ground and her head in the clouds.
Lieber lives in Wisconsin with her husband (John) and cats (Yin and Nox).
Welcome, D. Please share a little bit about your current release.
First love is hard to forget, and even harder to ignore…
Evergreen Pendre wasn’t planning on going home for Yule. But when her Mom tells her the old coven is coming for a visit, she wants to see everyone. Well, almost everyone.
After four and a half years, Sawyer Collins finally has a chance to reconnect with his first love, Eeva Pendre. He might have been too shy to tell her how he felt before, but he’s changed. And he’s determined not to let her slip away this time.
As the coven prepares for Yule, they are reminded that not everyone has the holiday spirit in this contemporary Pagan holiday romance.
What inspired you to write this book?
I have a weakness for holiday romance movies, oh the warm fuzzies! But I wanted to write one where the characters celebrate Yule instead of Christmas, as Yule is what I celebrate.
Excerpt from A Very Witchy Yuletide:
The pair approached the tree, and Sawyer repeated the process of communing with the plant. But as he reached up and cut one of the thin branches, some of the snow from the nearby branches shook off and fell onto Eeva’s head.
“Oh! That’s cold,” Eeva complained, wiggling to get the snow off her.
Sawyer laughed at the sight. “Well, why did you stand under where I was cutting then? You deserve it,” he teased.
“I deserve it, eh?” Eeva asked, grinning. She placed the basket on the ground and gathered a handful of snow. “Then, I guess you deserve this!” She threw the snow into his face.
“Oh, it’s on now,” he said, shaking his head, trying to get the snow out from the inside of his scarf.
Eeva laughed and threw another snowball.
The battle raged on. They each got some good shots in. Eeva had surprisingly good aim for someone who couldn’t see well. But Sawyer made sure to make some noise to indicate his position. It wouldn’t be fair otherwise.
They ran up and down the path, laughter and squeals dampened by the surrounding trees. Finally, they lay on their backs beside each other on the ground, breathless and covered in snow.
“Truce?” Sawyer asked, turning his head toward her.
She turned her head and met his eyes. She sat up, gathered a giant pile of snow between her hands, and dumped it right onto his face.
“Yeah,” she giggled. “Truce.” She collapsed back down beside him.
What exciting story are you working on next?
The next release readers will see if a dieselpunk sci-fi adventure called The Treason of Robyn Hood. It answers the question: what if Robin Hood was an American woman in a dieselpunk WWII?
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I had to come to terms with that title when my first book was accepted for publication.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Yes, I write full-time. My work day starts with breakfast. Then I jump right into writing. I’m a pantser, so sometimes I have to take a break in the middle to think about what is going to happen next. This is usually when I shower. Then I have lunch. The rest of the afternoon is usually spent doing chores or consuming media related to my book. For instance, I am working on a book that takes place in Russia right now. So, I might watch Russian TV shows or listen to Russian music.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have learned quite recently, though I had suspected for a while, that if I start a story, I have to finish it. I mean, that I can’t start one novel then jump to another then come back. Coming back is too hard. I have to stick with one story at a time.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a paleontologist from about age two all the way into high school
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I hope you enjoy the story! Thanks for stopping by to read my interview.
Thank you for being a guest on my blog!