Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Interview with Author Debbie Wall

Debbie Wall
Tweed, Ontario, Canada
This picture of me was taken at my daughters wedding in June one week after I uploaded my first book to Amazon, ironically from her house.

Good morning, Debbie, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors.  We are delighted to have you with us this morning.  We hear you've been a very busy writer.  What have you written?  
The first book is Organic Pest Control For Everyone: Easy Homemade Insecticides and Traps. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KZD8YH8
The second book is Kneading Not Needed: Bread Recipes For Those With Arthritis. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LU51B2K
The third is Kneading Not Needed: Gluten Free Recipes For Those With Arthritis, Book Two. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXM98FW
Book four is Kneading Not Needed: Bread Recipes For Those With Arthritis. Book Three. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LYB6IFU
I put together two sampler books for the above three books, one for Thanksgiving, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LYONIFK and one for Christmas http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M7BBT2S

The Big Book Of Pancakes http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M39WBFS
The Big Book Of Jello Shots http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M6H1U22 This book is dedicated to my best friend, the late Donna Seymour. We loved to experiment and try out new concoctions people shared with us.
30 Plus Cherry Recipes http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MEW8HZ2 Buddy's Best Biscuits http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MF3FL0Y My dog Buddy is on the front cover and he loves his treats.

Wow! That's an impressive list . What is your favorite genre to write?
Non Fiction. I'm always trying to find quicker, easier and less toxic ways of doing things. Anything to do with cooking because I love to eat.

Favorite food.
Gourmet Kraft Dinner. 1 box of KD, 1 pound of bacon cut in 1 inch pieces, onion and green peppers fried in bacon fat. Not very healthy but oh so good.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee! I'm not human until I'm on my second XL Tim Horton's black.

Pizza or ice cream.
Pizza with bacon, onion, green peppers and olives.

You're kidding!  Right?  No?  Okay. Where would you like to visit?
Australia. I want to see kangaroos and koalas.

Favorite musical artist.
The Beatles

Do you listen to music when you write? 
Not usually. I like to take my laptop outside and listen to the birds, ducks and lake.

What makes you laugh? 
My friends and neighbors, they're all crazy. My dog Buddy, especially when he tries to climb a tree after a raccoon.

Favorite work of art or sculpture
The wolf sculpture at the Cenotaph in Tweed and the fireman's boots at the World Trade Center memorial, both by the same artist Paul Shier.

How old were you when you started writing? 
In my early 20's I became a community activist in Scarborough, Ontario and started writing speeches.

Describe your perfect evening
A hot bath, candles, bubble bath, a glass of wine and my laptop.

Where do you get your inspiration? 
It comes from wanting to help others and change the world.

What do you do when you get a writer's block? 
I go sit by the lake or take a walk in the woods with my camera.

Who is your favorite author? 
I don't really have a favorite author.    

Best book you ever read. 
There have been so many good ones it's hard to pick one.

Last book you read. 
Back In The Game by Holly Chamberlin.

What would you do for a living if you weren’t a writer? 
If I had it to do all over again I would have went to law school.

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why? 
My parents. They always supported me in my decisions and encouraged me to go after what I wanted.

If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
Elvis Presley. When I first moved to Tweed from Toronto over 20 years ago there was a rumor that Elvis was living on a farm just outside Tweed. A restaurant, no longer in business, had a phone they called the Elvis hotline. Now every August Tweed holds an Elvis Festival that draws people from all over the world.

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Never give up on your dreams or yourself no matter how negative the people around you are. Nobody becomes a best seller overnight. Learn to take constructive criticism. Learn from your mistakes, we're all human and no one is perfect.

Do you have some links for us to follow you?
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00MCW221Y Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/DebbieWallAuthorPage 


  1. Thank you, Debbie, for sharing all your wonderful books with us today. We have loved featuring you. We at Vision and Verse wish you continued success in all your writing endeavors.

    1. Thank you Carol. I had a lot of fun doing it! It still seems strange to see "Author Debbie Wall"!