Happy January! Happy 2017!
For my kickoff into the new year, I got to spend some time with my friend Demi Hungerford. She’s an amazing woman, bursting with energy and love for everyone she comes into contact with. I swear, it’s like she has a magic wand she zaps everyone with to give a little spring to their step.
She’s a true inspiration and a leader in everything she does, which is a lot, if you take a look at her history below or her Facebook page. Check out her sites if you want an added smile from time to time. (She likes to post funny or sexy images, which of course is always fun. 😛 )
Here’s a little excerpt of my conversation with Demi:
- What are your views on social media for marketing, and which of them have worked best for you?
I’ve not gotten a handle on social media marketing. I’ve tried giveaways and Facebook parties and Twitter. I need to devote one day per week to marketing, and so far I haven’t been able to do that.
- What is your favorite movie and why?
I’m a movie buff, so I can’t really narrow things down to one movie of all time. But I love Somewhere in Time, I love the BBC mini-serioes of Pride and Prejudice, and I love Deadpool. I actually adore all of the Marvel Universe movies so far.
- Is being a writer a gift or a curse?
Being a writer is a gift, because you absorb so much of the world around you and figure out how to use it to improve your writing. It’s a curse because often you would rather be alone with your computer instead of socializing or working. Of course, when you are sitting at your computer, the ideas often play hide and seek. At night when you try to fall asleep, the ideas come out and mock you.
- Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing as far as content?
Description. When I read some books that go on and on telling the reader what color carpeting the room has or what books were on the shelves, if it doesn’t help the plot, I skim over it. So when I write, I seem to give little or no descriptions. My beta readers help me with that.
- When you develop characters do you already know who they are before you begin writing or do you let them develop as you go?
My characters only let me know a certain amount of their back story at a time. My heroine in Regency Banquet: Entrée—Pure Captivation had a secret that I didn’t unravel until my third attempt to write the story.
This is just a little taste of Demi’s writerly journey. She truly is an amazing person, and a brilliant writer. I encourage you to check her out!
Biography for Demi Hungerford
Born and raised in Southern California, DL Hungerford began writing right about the time you would expect. She has worked as a child care provider, a cook, a caterer, a clerk, customer service operator, blackjack dealer, house cleaner, bird breeder, a case worker for local government, and a supervisor of case workers. She honed her writing skills through fanzines, epic letters, and minutes for various clubs. She also wrote newsletter submissions for clubs, as well as movie and book reviews.
DL loves the world of fiction, especially Regency England, but hopes to explore other horizons as time permits. She still lives in Southern California with her husband, a spoiled cat, a spoiled dog, and a flock of parrots and other birds.
She also writes under the pen name of Roxanna Haley. You can contact her through any of the various links below: