3 Questions Wednesday with Dee Dee Chumley

Good morning and happy Wednesday! It’s my pleasure to have author Dee Dee Chumley with me this morning. Let’s get started.

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Dee Dee Chumley

Good morning Dee Dee. Can you describe yourself in three words?

Curious, contemplative, indecisive.

I think contemplative a wonderful trait for authors.

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?


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I’m afraid this answer will make me sound rather dull. While there are many exotic destinations I would love to visit—Alaska or Australia—if the trip is for writing research, I wouldn’t need to venture far. My preferred genre, both to read and write, is contemporary women’s fiction, and my settings are generally places I’m familiar with. That said, I’m always open to “researching” new ways to grow in my writing, so an expense-paid conference would thrill me. I recently learned of the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference near Santa Cruz, California. Workshops presented by successful writers, small-group mentoring, manuscript reviews—all this while surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. What more could a writer want?

Dee Dee, you could never be boring. It sounds like an exciting trip. Now for the next question.

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Had a hard time choosing between these two. (See third word in above description.) I love Chris Rice’s rendition of “Untitled Hymn” as I think it gives an accurate description of every Christian’s journey. But while writing Some Form of Grace, I began closely considering the concept of grace and realizing how blessed I am to be a recipient of such an extraordinary gift. So my final answer is … “Grace Flows Down.” If you look for it on YouTube, the Sandi Patty version is my favorite.

I love the song. Sandy Patty is a favorite. Readers, you can listen to the song by clicking on the title.

Dee Dee, thank you for joining us this morning. It has been a pleasure talking with you.

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Some Form of Grace

full book coverAngry loner Gracene has just stepped out of the prison gates and already she’s pulling another con job: She’s moving to Transformation Place. The apartment complex offers free rent and a re-entry program for ex-offenders. But there’s a catch. The apartments and the program are for Christians, something Gracene knows she can never be. A dark secret has convinced her she is beyond forgiveness.

Faking her faith works for a while. She finds a good job with an understanding boss, and for the first time in her twenty-eight years, she has true friends. Even romance seems a possibility. At long last her life is headed in the right direction. But when a creeper from the past slithers back into her life, can Gracene’s pretend faith save her from a U-turn?

headshot 3Dee Dee Chumley has received numerous awards for her short stories, essays, and poems, and in 2012 her debut novel Beyond the Farthest Star won Best Juvenile Book from the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. When she’s not writing, she’s traveling across the US with her husband Bill to visit friends and family, volunteering at her church, or relaxing on her front porch in Oklahoma. She is a member of OWFI and ACFW. Please connect with her at www.deedeechumley.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deedeechumley, or on Twitter @dee_chumley.


Who Won the Blogaversary Giveaway on the Writing Prompts Blog?

BlogaversaryIn the early spring of 2012, I wanted to start a blog. I’d been journaling, well, sort of, but was making no headway. Giving back to the writing community who’d helped me so much seemed the way to go. I asked my good friends and critique partners, Betty Thomason Owens and Christina Rich, to join me. Christina helped with the technical aspects and Betty kept us organized and I flung ideas right and left. Check out one of our first blog posts. 🙂

The blog, Writing Prompts & Thoughts & Ideas…Oh My! has undergone many changes over the last four years, but the mission is still the same:  to inspire writers of all ages everywhere through a blog filled with prompts, thoughts and ideas. It is our pledge that the ideas we share will be uplifting and graceful, that they may positively edify your creative aspirations.The Ethereal Snapdragon

Our first post was May 1st and the topic was flowers. The blog has grown, expanded to share interviews and a plethora of information. We now have ten bloggers who help writers all around the world.

But what about the giveaway? Our blogaversary prize of a $100 gift card?

drum rollAll right. It’s time. One final drum roll to celebrate four years of blogging…
The winner of the blogaversary giveaway and $100 gift card is…

Caryl Kane!

Congratulations, Caryl! You’re the grand prize winner!

A special thanks to all those who entered by answering a writing prompt. We loved reading your answers. 🙂fireworks

June Foster


Today we welcome June Foster, author and fellow Alabamian to 3 Questions Wednesday.

(1)Do you watch reality television? Why or why not?

June: I don’t watch reality TV mainly because I don’t have time to watch much TV anymore. When I do get time, I like to relax with the Hallmark movies. (Jennifer’s favorite, I’m sure.) I used to watch What Not To Wear, but that was it for reality TV. I think it’s a waste of time. Two, I’m pretty sure they’re staged. I’ve gotta tell you I was once on a reality TV show and it was definitely staged. I appeared on CMT on a show called Gator 911. Long story, but true. I promise.

(2)What are your thoughts on e-publishing?

June: E-publishing is here to stay and will take over the industry in the future. Sure a lot of people want those pages in their hands today, but with the kindles. nooks, ipads and all the other gadgets coming on the market, we’ll see more and more younger and middle age people reading e-books.

(3)Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?

June: Of the two, I like Facebook because there’s room for pictures and lots more information.

Thank you, June, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday!

Comment now and be entered to win a gift certificate for a free download of Deliver Us from Amazon for a kindle.

June Foster is a retired school teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She writes full time and travels in her RV with her husband Joe. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day – February 1, 2012, As We Forgive – September 1, 2012, and Deliver Us – April 1, 2013, and Hometown Fourth of July – July 1, 2012. June loves to write stories about characters who overcome the issues in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives. June’s book, Ryan’s Father, will be published by WhiteFire Publishing in 2014.

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Available from Desert Breeze
Give Us This Day

A Hometown Fourth of July

As We Forgive, As We Forgive Trailer

Deliver Us – April 2013june2

Available from WhiteFire

Ryan’s Father – 2014