Mar 19, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Debra Webb!

*Giveaway!* Easy Entry! U.S. only~Ends 4/1/18
Today’s featured guest is USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb !
Debra Webb
Learn some fun facts about Debra in this short Q&A. Leave a question on the blog for a chance to win either The Longest Silence or There Once Was a Child (Releases 04/09/18)!

1. What genre(s) do you write?
I write romantic suspense and dark psychological suspense. I love both!


2. Coffee or tea lover?
I love coffee but I won’t turn down a nice cup of tea. But, to tell you the truth, my favorite tea is sweet, on ice with a wedge of lemon!


3. Name one thing on your bucket list.


To travel the places in Europe where we were stationed when my husband was in the military.


4. Do you have pets?

Oh yes! Our sweet beagle, Smokey! And, of course, we have grandpups. Our oldest daughter has three: Kisses, Yoda and Spencer. Our youngest has a big old lab: Samson.


5. When I wake up every morning I...
Sit down at the computer and start in on whatever story I’m working on! ​


6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own. ​

The purse my mother was carrying the final days of her life. I keep it closed up in a box. Even after all these years when I open that box I can still smell her perfume.


7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills?

Renovating old houses and repurposing junk. I love old stuff!


8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
I hope they will fall in love with the characters and think of them often. My greatest wish is for my readers to enjoy the experience of the story.


9. What inspired you to write THE LONGEST SILENCE and THERE ONCE WAS A CHILD?

I love writing really strong female characters. I did this in my Faces of Evil series and I’ve continued that theme in my Shades of Death series. The tragedies that have befallen the main characters in THE LONGEST SILENCE allowed me to really explore their painful journey toward survival
The painful histories of the main characters in THERE ONCE WAS A CHILD pushed me to the limit emotionally. I cannot read this story—no matter that I wrote it—without crying.  

Meet Debra Webb

More books by Debra Webb
DEBRA WEBB is the award winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 140 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series. With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama. Visit Debra at www.debrawebb.com.


The Longest Silence

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A killer stole her voice. Now she's ready to take it back. Don't miss the chilling Shades of Death series from USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb.

Joanna Guthrie was free. She had been for eighteen years--or so she needed everyone to believe. What really happened during the longest fourteen days of her life, when she and two other women were held captive by a dangerous serial killer, wasn't something she could talk about. Not after what they had to do to survive.

But when more women go missing in an eerily similar manner, Jo knows her prolonged silence will only seal their fates. She's finally ready to talk; she just needs someone to listen. FBI special agent Tony LeDoux can't deny he finds Jo compelling--he's just not sure he believes her story. But with the clock ticking, Jo will do anything to convince him, even if it means unearthing long-buried secrets that will land them squarely in the crosshairs of the killer...


There Once Was a Child

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A sexual predator recently released from prison is missing…there’s blood on the floor—but there are two blood types. Is he a victim of revenge or has another of Nashville’s children gone missing?

Joseph Fanning stole and abused seventeen children. Recently released after serving his time, now he’s gone missing. Detective Olivia Newhouse and her partner, Walt Duncan, have a duty to do all within their power to find him—just as they would for any other citizen. The first step is to make a list of possible suspects and the logical names to start with are Fanning's victims. Those seventeen children are now adults and more than one would like to see Joseph Fanning dead.

As Olivia and Walt dig deeper into the case their own lives begin to unravel. The fragile threads of discovery start to twist and tangle until nothing is as it seems.

When the one victim who knows the whole truth is revealed, no one will be the same.


Giveaway!

Debra Webb is giving away signed copy of either THE LONGEST SILENCE or THERE ONCE WAS A CHILD (U.S. only) winner's choice-to one lucky commenter!

To enter, simply leave a question or comment about the author's Q&A responses or about her books. Giveaway ends on 4/1/18.


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65 comments:

  1. I love Debra Webb! She is one of my fave authors and I completely adore her romantic suspense books.

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  2. Can't wait to read Longest Silence, I try and read all of her books

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! I loved writing it!

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  3. Love your books!!! And ours pets are cats..Very rotten :)
    Patricia Bennett Barber

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    1. On the farm where I grew up we had 13 cats, 3 dogs, and all manner of farm animals!

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  4. Debra Webb’s SHADES OF DEATH series is my very favorite! The characters are realistic and the bad guy is chillingly evil!

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  5. All of Debra's books are fantastic but I have to say they just keep getting better! Every time I think that she can't top herself, she always does! The Longest Silence is an AMAZING read!!!

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  6. How wonderful to meet you Debra. I have a 6 yo Yorkie mix and like you grandpups.

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  7. I love Debra Webb and her books! I always tell people she is the Queen of Suspense! No one does Suspense like she does!!!!

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    1. Thank you! You are so sweet to say so!

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  8. Deb,

    I love all of your books, but what I love most is your growth over the years and your willingness to write books that take readers on an unexpected ride! You are an incredible writer who deserves the highest accolades!

    Marijane

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    1. Thank you so much! I must credit my awesome editors, particularly MJD, for contributing to that growth!

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  9. I love all of the books

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  10. Love all your series. I have tried to keep all I’ve gotten, but I’m going have build a wall of just you! How can you can keep thoughts of this story you are writing but thinking of others you want to write..

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    1. LOL Thank you! Well, it just works out for me. I have all sorts of characters living in my head!

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  11. Love all of you psychological suspense books. Characters are very relateable. Thanks for great stories!

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  12. What motivated you to become a writer?

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    1. I believe it was my grandmother. She told me stories as a child and I am certain she inspired me!

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  13. I've really enjoyed Debra's books, and can't wait to read more.

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  14. I've enjoyed all of the books I've read by Debra Webb. I can count on suspense and a strong female lead.

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  15. Who is your favorite author? Both books sound really good.

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  16. How many years has it been for your mothers purse? I am curious as we have a dresser that my mother in law used the last years of her life and the drawers smell like her when you open them. I wonder how long.....
    Do you ever scare yourself while writing your books??

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    1. My mother died in 1997! Sometimes I do scare myself lol! But that's a good thing!

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  17. You are a new author to me and I can’t wait to read your books the interview was awesome thank you

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  18. How do you pick your character's names? You are a new author to me. Your books sound like fabulous reads to me.

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    1. I search all sorts of places for names! Thanks so much!!!

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  19. Do you write while listening to music? If so, what type?
    Thank you for this wonderful chance!

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    1. I do sometimes! I love pop and soft rock!

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  20. What or who influenced you to write books, your books are amazing! And so good

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    1. Thanks so much! It was my maternal grandmother. She was an avid storyteller!

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  21. You are a new author to me and I'm looking forward to getting a chance to read your books. I have a very spoiled beagle named Zeus💚

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    1. Hi! I have a very spoiled beagle named Smokey!

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  22. live authors who write strong female characters. new to me author worth checking out.

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  23. I like the concept of having strong female characters in a book
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  24. Hi Deb, I just have to say that all your books are great reads. The Shades of Death series is so good that one night my husband didn't have anything to read so he picked one of your series that I had already read. To my amazement he enjoyed reading your books now he asks " are you finished with that book yet?" I want to see what happens next.

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    1. Oh I love it! Hug your husband for me!

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  25. Debra Webb was one of the first suspense authors I read when I first started reading romance. I started with her Harlequin books first. I know I will always enjoy her books.
    I, too, enjoy working on old houses, but we have been in our 1898 house for 25 years working on it and now it is time to start over with things like painting.. It was never done.

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    1. Hi Patricia! We had an 1898 house!!! We loved it! Good luck with repainting!

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  26. What made you want to write your books? Was it something in your life or an author you loved? Just curious. Thank you

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    1. Hey! My grandmother was such an awesome storyteller I think I was inspired by her. I've been writing stories since I was nine years old!

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  27. Just fifinish The Coldest Fear, love the mystery and intense writing. I couldn't put the book down. Thanks for the opportunity 🖤

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  28. love the colby agency series, thanks for the chance

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  29. Love, love, love all of your books!! You are an awesome storyteller yourself!!

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  30. Debra, I loved learning more about you. I have been a fan of yours for a long time and always look forward to your latest book. Keep them coming!!

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  31. Hello Debra. I Do you have any say in your cover designs? There's such a variety of them. I like them.

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    1. Hey Cora! I fill out what's called an Art Fact Sheet about each book. Sometimes the covers look similar to what I described and sometimes they don't!

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  32. I love love your books! I need well make that I Want this book!!!! Plz plz!!! Your covers are amazing!!!!

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  33. Just finished the Longest Silence
    Ready for Book Club with you and Brenda Novak.
    Now to read the prior volumes in the series.

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