Denise Bossarte grew up in Southwest MO. She traveled to several cities across the US for her education before finally settling in Texas with her husband and cat. She enjoys reading, writing, contemplative photography, yoga, meditation, walking and seeing movies. Her IT job pays the bills, for now, be she dreams of being a full-time writer and artist.
Your real name and pen name? Denise Bossarte (no pen name)
Please share some of the best memories of your childhood? Spending long hours reading!
About your education? Too much, 3 STEM degrees.
What career did you plan during your education days? I was trained as a research scientist and then a database specialist.
What languages can you speak and write? English
What is your biggest source of inspiration in life? Reading the inspiring words of great thinkers.
What hurts you most in this world? The abuse of our planet and other sentient beings.
What is your favorite genre and why? Fantasy. I love being able to walk into a brand new world whenever I pick up a book.
When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing? I have been a writer as long as I can remember. I always write to express that creative voice inside who will not be denied. As my husband says, you’ve just got to let the words out!
Which of your work has been published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work? I have published a book of illustration poetry, Dreams of the Turtle King.
Denise Bossarte takes you on an adventure
You can find so much more than just sand on the beach. You can find people, animals, interesting and unusual objects, and occasionally, deep thoughts! In this collection of free verse poems, Denise Bossarte takes you on an adventure to explore the things you can find on the beach. Each poem’s imagery is reflected in a paired watercolor illustration by award winning artist Nancy Standlee.
I also have a series of photography books of my images.
Glamorous will be the first novel I have published.
What are your forthcoming writings? There are also two short stories coming out in Feb that are prequels to Glamorous. One about Grace and one about Danny. The covers and the descriptions are available on my website. Pre-orders in Jan, release in Feb.
What genres you write in and why? So far Paranormal Thriller/Supernatural Suspense. Why? Because that is where my muse/inner creative voice takes me.
What keeps you motivated towards writing? The fun I have seeing where the characters take the story. They are really the ones writing it, I am just along for the ride!
If Writing a Book is taken as a project, What are the key essentials you take care of in Project Management? Organization, scheduling, setting and meeting goals, time management.
How do you plan, schedule and monitor your writing commitments? I work a fulltime job in IT, so my writing time is limited. I commit to writing every weekend when in the midst of a project. In addition, I do spend a lot of time outside the actual writing time thinking about the story, the plot, and how the characters would react given certain situations.
Denise Bossarte Hopes To Start On A Second Novel
What are your future plans? I have a second Grace Bishop novel mapped out and am hoping to get a start on that soon.
What is generally your preference for reading – a paper book or ebook? And why?
I am very fond of paperbacks. But from a price perspective and for the ease of travel, I usually read ebooks.
What four top most things you take care of while writing a book? Myself (sanity and health), time for the family, staying connected to friends, getting my butt in front of the computer and just letting the words flow.
How much real life goes in writing a fiction? There is always some bleed of real life into a story. I don’t try to put specific things in my books, but sometimes the characters steal things from my life experiences!
Is a high level of imagination important to have for an Author? Undoubtedly.
Your dream destination on Earth? Greece
Favorite time of the day? Morning.
Your favorite color and why? Purple
Your favorite book and why? The Stand by Stephen King. One of the best horror/fantasy blends I have ever read.
Your favorite movie and why? Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Best first encounter sci-fi movie ever!
Your favorite celebrity and why? Not into celebrities.
Your favorite food? Chocolate
Your favorite sports? Basketball. I played in Jr High and High School.
What is the force that drives you? Authenticity.
What comes to your mind when you think of India? Wonderfully diverse culture and beautiful history and traditions.
The first thing you do in the morning after waking up? Yoga
The last thing to do before sleep? Review my day to see if I lived an authentic life so I can make improvements the next day.
Denise Bossarte Believes In Authentic Life
If one fine morning you wake up and find your sex changed to the opposite, what will be your first reaction? “This should be interesting.”
The best role of a woman is a Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, or an independent woman away from all these roles? (or any other role that comes to your mind). Best role is what the woman choses for herself.
State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote “Don’t let the past define you.”
The last line of your autobiography would be… “The best is yet to come.”
The title of your autobiography would be… “I haven’t got it all figured out, but I’m gonna have fun trying”
Thank you for letting me share a bit about myself with the readers!
I am giving away Kindle Fires in celebration of my upcoming launch. Details on how to enter to win a Kindle Fire are on my website at www.gracebishopnovels.com
Links & other relevant details:
Publisher: Create Space
Twitter handle: none
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grace
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/auth
Any other links: www.gracebishopnovels.com