Writing a Book Acknowledgement

Scattered Stones Diane Lynn McGyverThere are many sections to a book. The two important parts that need the most attention are the story and the cover (in that order). For the past several months, I have focussed on these two things; without a doubt, I want them to be as close to perfect as humanly possible.

As launch day approaches for Scattered Stones, book 2 in The Castle Keepers series, I need to start playing with the other parts that go into a printed novel, the little details that occupy the spaces between the front cover and the story, and the back cover and the story. Playing is the exact word I want to use.

This time around, I want to be less formal and allow a slither of my silly side to lighten and brighten these little details. I love fun, funny and silly. And I love putting a twist into things that readers don’t expect. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

I have never written an acknowledgement for any of my books, but I’ve seen many books that include them. In essence, it is a few words to thank the people who provided a helping hand to bring the book to life. This might be direct or indirect help.

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Author Interview: Deborah Hale

Deborah HaleName: Deborah Hale

Do you write with a pen name? If so, what is it?

I have written most of my books under my own name, but have one self-published book under the pen name Elizabeth Charles.

In which country were you born, and which one do you live now?

I was born in Canada and have lived here all my life.

Which genres do you write in?

I have written historical romance, inspirational romance, otherworld fantasy and historical fiction.

How many books have you had published? (feel free to name a few of the most recent)

Over thirty. Four were released in the past year – Confessions of a Courtesan, The Captain`s Christmas Family, His Compromised Countess and The Baron’s Governess Bride.

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