Today I have author Deborah Piccurelli sharing about her book, Hush, Little Baby, and an important cause that she feels passionate about. Thank you for being with me today, Deborah!
After years of reading books and watching movies with an element of romance, Deborah M. Piccurelli’s desire to write romance and romantic suspense novels came naturally. She is active in her church and is an advocate for sanctity of life. Deborah is the author of two novels, a novella, and several cause-related newspaper articles. She is a part-time reviewer for The Wordsmith Journal and a former fiction columnist for Book Fun Magazine. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and, as one of the winners in a contest by The Christian Authors Show, details of Deborah’s writing journey can be found in the 2013-2014 edition of the book, 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading. Deborah lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.
Why do you feel your book, Hush, Little Baby, will be uplifting for readers? This romantic suspense book, though based on a serious subject (baby body parts trafficking), has unique characters, humorous, romantic and heroic scenes, and a happily-ever-after ending. The inspirational element is thought-provoking for both believer and unbeliever alike.
What do you do to stay cheerful during the cold months? Unless there is snow too high to drive in, I actually enjoy the winter months more than the summer, so I’m not one to become depressed in winter. One thing that really cheers me up in the bitter cold is cuddling up with a hot cup of tea and a movie (Hallmark or a Christian movie), or hearing some good Word on one of the religious channels on TV or my Roku device.
Where is your favorite place to vacation? I guess out of the few places I’ve been, Orlando, Florida is the best. Disney World is always fun, so I wouldn’t mind going there more often.
What is next for you writing-wise? I had put a few book projects aside for the last year to complete a TV drama script, so now I can get back to those. I am also in the process of compiling a collection of short stories from a fiction column I wrote for over two years for Book Fun Magazine.
Anything else you’d like to add? Yes. I wrote Hush, Little Baby to inform people about what is going on in the abortion industry without our knowledge. I have pledged to donate 10% of the proceeds from sales to an agency that works against abortion and other sanctity of life issues. I would like to do more, so if you are a reader who cares about the shedding of innocent blood, and would like to help end it, purchasing this book would help us in getting one step closer. Additionally, it would be a plus for all readers, because you would not only be helping the cause, but you will be thoroughly entertained by the story!
Investigative journalist, Amber Blake, is a little person bent on payback for the death of her average-sized twin sister. Enlisted by her former partner and estranged husband, Evan, she poses as a counselor in an abortion clinic to expose the doctor responsible for fetal harvesting. As a Christian, she struggles with concealing her beliefs to maintain her cover, while the doctor’s romantic overtures tumble her stomach. Amber agrees to date him for the sake of the story . . . but nothing prepares her for what’s behind a mysterious door in his office.
Thank you so much for answering some questions with me today and for sharing your novel and passion. You can connect with Deborah at her website . I will see you next week with author Pegg Thomas. See you soon!