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Deedee is a writer interested mainly in the fantasy, horror and science-fiction genres.
She wrote a great deal when she was young, then after a long hiatus (during which she went to University, had a social life etc) she came back to writing in 2002, focusing on fan-fiction.
Having got the fan-fiction out of her system, she started writing a few fantasy novels, most of which are still half-done.
She abandoned the writing again in around 2005 when she discovered 3D modelling software, and spent the next few years getting to grips with it, eventually doing commission work for character portraits etc. Deedee is also a cover artist, with around 30 published book covers under her belt. Her art site is here.
She returned to writing and finished her first draft novel in 2012, and is now trying to get it published. Deedee has had a number of short stories published in a variety of anthologies. You can find out more about them on her Work in Print page here.
Deedee’s to be published book: Fortune’s Thief
Note: Fortune’s Thief is not yet published, but you can find Deedee’s published short stories in several anthologies:
When Tal Sarokan deserts from a mercenary band to look for a better life, little does he know that his departure will bring an end to his friends’ supernatural good fortune.
Al Salazar, the charismatic leader of the mercenaries, has stolen a stone from the Well of Fate and is using it to control his destiny, and that of his band, the Sarandani. When the mercenaries start dying, Al Salazar must somehow find Tal and convince him to return – by any means necessary. Meanwhile, the Keeper of the Well has set plans in motion to force Al Salazar to return the fate-stone through the subtle manipulation of his enemies. In time, Al Salazar learns that controlling one’s own destiny comes at a price, and that every man’s luck runs out in the end.
Many members of our fellowship have participated in a Q&A. Here is Deedee’s
Q- A Major publishing house has accepted your latest manuscript and enclosed an advance for $50,000. What is the first thing you spend it on and why?
D- I realise this is probably a bit of a mundane answer, but it’s just where my head is at the moment! It would have to be a holiday with my significant other to some tropical, secluded paradise for a couple of weeks. We both work really hard and have very little downtime, and right now, if money was no object, this would be exactly what we need. I find that a change from the usual scenery – as well as a complete break from the stresses of work – really gets the creative juices flowing too!
Q- If you could choose to live anywhere and in any home and write full time, where would that be? Describe the home and your “work” room.
D – It would be somewhere on the coast, where the summers are warm and the winters cold. I’d be able to see the sea out of the writing room window, and hear the wind gusting down the chimney of the open fire with the Victorian tiled hearth. I’d be able to take my work out onto the little balcony above the mature garden in the summer and listen to the crash of the waves and the calls of gulls. The room would have wooden floors with rugs, and wood panelling on the walls, and it would be lined with leather-bound books on shelves. I’d have weird and wonderful curiosities on every flat surface, to inspire random ideas. Oh, and my work room would have no internet. If I wanted to do research, I’d have to go do it in another room!
Q – You have just signed a movie based on your novel. You have some say so on who plays the main characters. Who are your choices and why?
D – Surprisingly enough, I’ve never thought about this! Having said that, I could definitely see Oded Fehr as Al Salazar, my ‘king amongst mercenaries’. He’s physically a really good match for how I envisaged the character, and having seen him in a few extremely different roles, I think he’d probably nail the personality too!
I think Morena Baccarin would make a good Jeddah. She would play a naïve thief who believes she’s tough and worldy, but soon finds out that she’s not. That doesn’t dampen her ambition though.
I could see Antonio Banderas as Ramon Gaspar, my pragmatic guildmaster. The role would need someone with presence and mature appeal, which I think he has in spades.
Q – Visualize the opening credits scene and/or movie trailer question #2. What song would you choose for it? Whom would you pick to do the movie soundtrack?
D- I think I’d have some rousing, exciting orchestral piece, composed by Ramin Djawadi, who would definitely also be doing the entire score!