Author Bio:Debbianne DeRose specializes in honest, humorous explorations of all things “woo-woo”—that is, metaphysical, spiritual, mystical, paranormal and New Agey. She was formally trained in the Conservative Arts of engineering and economics and enjoyed stints as database geek, college instructor, non-profiteer, bricolage artist, and inadvertent house-flipper before succumbing to midlife mayhem and subsequently diving into the world of wordsmithery. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she can swim regularly in the seas of Wu, buoyed always by her Jersey-girl sensibilities and sense of humor.
What inspires you to write?
Observations of humanity. Realizations, revelations and rants about Life. People are amazing, beautiful, powerful… and hilarious. I amuse myself by finding humor in just about everything, and when it comes to New Age culture, that’s like shootin’ fish in a barrel.
Tell us about your writing process
I get these cosmic downloads, if you will, and when it’s on, nothing can be more compelling than to write. If it’s not on, I can’t fool myself because the writing tends to suck if I force it in the absence of true inspiration. It’s somewhat unpredictable, but the less attached to outcome I become, the better my creative system functions.
Typically I scribble madly into tiny notebooks during seminars and whatnot, capturing key ideas, then later transcribe and refine it on the computer. And edit the hell out of it. I’ve learned not to get attached to phrasings or fledgeling structures because the thing is likely to be reconstructed many times over before it’s fit for public consumption. The inspiration has its own peculiar schedule, sometimes showing up urgently on my mental doorstep at 3 am…
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Being the stubbornly independent type and one who enjoys researching and figuring things out, self-publishing was a natural choice for me. I wasn’t about to wait around for a corporate entity to give me the green light. Since I’ve learned so much in the process, I created a small publishing company, PiscAquarian Press, which may take on other authors in the near future. The only advise I can offer across the board is to trust yourself—your inner guidance—above all else. Get cozy with your intuition and you’ll have all the answers you need, customized just for you.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Future? Hey man, I’m just trying to stay present in the Now.
What servies do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
memoir / humor / women / self-help / spirituality
What formats are your books in?
Both Print and eBook