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Monday, February 12, 2018

Interview with Becky DeWitt, author of Stolen Property

Author’s Bio: As a Christian author, Becky's writings reveal trials and tribulations as well as edification to the soul. Her books express the Christian journey from the ordinary everyday perspective with titles and cover art that are uncommon.

In 2008 she published her first children's short story, Destiny's Closet, which developed into a book by 2009. Destiny's Closet teaches children the importance of developing a personal relationship with God.  The success and well-reception of "Destiny's Closet" inspired Becky to write two more books, "Destiny's Closet - Circle of Friends" and "Destiny's Closet - The Wonder School," for a series.

In 2017, Becky released her first novel, Stolen Property, which is an adventure into the supernatural from the Christian perspective, with awe inspiring and breathtaking experiences. It is available on Amazon.com.

Becky has contributed articles for several websites and magazines and a library of her writings are on the Authors Den website (www.authorsden.com/beckydewitt).

What’s the inspiration for writing your book?
BD: God and my Pastor.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
BD: No.

How long did it take to write your book?
BD: It took one year.

Do you write with an outline, or just let it flow organically?
BD: I just sat down to the computer and asked the Holy Spirit to let the words flow.

Do you listen to music when you write?
BD: If yes, is there a theme song for this book? Yes. I did listen to music for this particular book. There was no one specific song, but I listened to Elevation Worship.

What are the keys to success in marketing your book(s)?
BD: First, I have to identify the target audience and then expand locally, nationally, and even internationally. Second, is networking through word of mouth by speaking about your book at churches, book clubs and other various events. Third, utilization of the Internet through social media.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
BD: Always believe in the gift that you have been given to write. Try to write every day to develop and keep the focus. Remember it is your story and if you do not believe in what you are writing, no one else will.

How about sharing an excerpt from Stolen Property?
It was another Sunday morning and Pastor Esther Goldstein had been up and down all night praying and seeking God for the word to speak to His people. But there was something different today and she could not exactly discern what it was. She made a cup of tea and sat down at her kitchen table looking out at the ocean through her glass doors that led to the deck. As she watched the waves roll on to the shore, she looked at them and thought of the awesome power of God and all of His creation and particularly how the ocean just stopped at the shoreline.

Just then the sky began to change and it was the breaking of day. It was really the best time of day, especially for her. She loved the early mornings. Pastor Esther had always felt that it was the best time to get a prayer through with no distractions. She took the scripture about seeking the Lord early literally.

As she sat there stirring her tea, she wondered ‘Lord what is it?’ She knew that there was something going on and she would continue to seek the Lord until she got an answer. Still stirring her tea, she thought to herself ‘I should have put another spoonful of sugar.’

Soon it would be time to get dressed and she did not even have a topic. Well, that is how it went with her sometimes.

What’s next for you?
BD: I have just published Faith Is Calling You, which is a Christian inspirational book. Currently, I am working on the sequel to Stolen Property and another book.

Where can readers find out more about you and your book(s)? 
It’s been a pleasure having you here with us today. I know my readers will enjoy getting to know you and your work. 




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