Grace Awards Launch – DeEtte Beckstead
Please welcome DeEtte Beckstead, author of Victory.
Victory is the story of a little girl, and the town where she lives. The town of Victory has a history of patriotism, faith, and friendliness. The little girl, Brown Eyes, orphaned when her missionary parents were killed in a fire, lives with her only known relative who does not want the girl. When The Guest comes to town, the people open their hearts and town to him, without knowing who he is or what his motive is. Shortly after his arrival, The Stranger appears, much to the discomfort of The Guest. Slowly, the town loses its freedoms as one of the men takes over little by little. When they have a face to face showdown on the mountain, the life of the child and the future of the town are at stake. Will freedom be a thing of the past? Who will have the Victory?
Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00AJ9QEKM
Blog link: http://deetteanderton.wordpress.com
Writing can be a very tiring and frustrating career – especially if you are still working at a full-time job. After a difficult day what do you do to recuperate? Does it work?
I like it quiet, perhaps with low lights. I like to watch old movies from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s, or listen to either classical or contemporary Christian music. I also like to crochet. If one of my little grandkidlets is around, snuggling with him or her is a wonderful way to recuperate! It works for me!
What genres do you write?
Both are Christian fiction, paranormal. There are no ghosts, werewolves, or zombies, but there are demons and angels.
Sounds interesting. What made you decide to write in your particular genre?
It just sort of happened that way. Once I started writing, the story wrote itself. I am a Christian with strong faith, and it came from that.
What compelled you to write Victory?
When I was writing for NaNo in 2007, I started with a description of the day. The story moved on to the scene with the pigeon. It was just a few days after my real encounter with a pigeon who had crashed into the apartment roof, so that was added. The rest just grew from there.
How long did it take you to write it?
Since Victory was my NaNoWriMo project, I wrote it in about 28 days.
Of course, that doesn’t include the years it sat on my computer, or the time spent editing and getting it ready for publication!
I know the editing is tedious but necessary. If you could do everything over (writing your book, or publishing, etc.) would you change anything?
I think I would get it published sooner. Victory sat untouched for over four years before I thought about publishing it.
Thanks so much for joining us today. It was very interesting to learn a little more about your writing and your novels.