Friday, April 11, 2014

Danyelle Ferguson - Author Interview and Spotlight

My special guest today is the charming Danyelle Ferguson. We're both member of a writing group called Authors Incognito. She's got a new book out, Sweet Confections, but I have some questions for Danyelle first.

1. You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?

The Sea Sick Princess   (boats and I just don't get along)

Dang, I guess you won't be going with me and hubby on our next cruise, huh?

2. Who is your favorite secondary character in Sweet Confections?

I actually have two. Chloe - who is Graydon's speed-demon talking/texting cousin. She just makes me laugh, laugh, laugh. The second is Rachel's nephew Stockton. He has autism and is based on my son at that age. Stockton just makes me want to go back in time and snuggle my little guy some more.

I love when secondary characters have depth. I think it adds to the entire story, makes me want to read more.

3. What's you're favorite movie line?

"Brinkley! Here, Brinkley!"  (and your toes curl as you wait for Tom Hanks to come around the corner)

Such a fun movie!

4. Chocolate: milk or dark?

Absolutely milk chocolate!

You and I could split some bridge mix and both come away happy. :D

5. What project are you working on now?

I'm working on book two of the Indulgence Row series - Love Under Construction. This is Charlee's story as she breaks away from the construction company she's worked for since her teen years and goes out on her own to rehab the Indulgence Row houses into a charming shopping district. What Charlee doesn't know is that Peter (the boss's son) has had a long-time crush on her - and now that they are no longer co-workers, the way is free for him to pursue her . . . except for the many mishaps and bumps along the way.

I love the sound of these. I'm a girl who really enjoys SciFi and epic fantasy but I love me some good romances too. Congrats on the release of Sweet Confections! 

According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie. But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?

Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition?

Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake.

Also available on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBookstore.

About the author:

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books.

Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”


  1. That's nice you based a character on your son. Congratulations, Danyelle.

  2. I love your interview questions. What a unique way to introduce an author and her work.

  3. Thank you, Alex! And farawayeyes - I agree. Donna's interview style is really fun! Thank you for the book spotlight, Donna. Have a fabulous day!

  4. Funny responses, luv it:) That's a pretty cool name for a writing group too!

  5. haha I think you'd have that yacht all to yourself

  6. I hate it when those sexy guys just won't stop asking me out. :PPP

    Best of luck Danyelle! Looks like a fun romance.

  7. I really enjoyed this interview. Can I get in on that bridge mix split (I'll eat a little of each)?

    Best of luck, Danyelle.

  8. Fun interview and I've seen some great reviews for Danyelle's book. Sounds delicious.

  9. Great interview! Thanks for sharing. It's always fun to get to know the characters more as well as the author!

  10. OMG OMG curse upon those who would vandalize a bakery :)

  11. Danyelle is cool! (And I like the spelling of her name) :)

    Way fun interview, you guys. Donna, you're hilarious. You're one of my favorite people.

  12. LOL about the name of the boat. Mine would be "Cling To The Railing So You Don't Tumble Over The Side And Drown." Now that I think about it, Sea Sick Princess sounds good too.

  13. I love that cover and books that incorporate food are a plus.

  14. This looks FUN! I can't wait to add it to my book mountain.


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