****Congratulations to Debbie Clatterbuck who has won our celebrating over coffee with Debbie Lynne! Enjoy!****
On this warm, sunny Friday morning in Southern California, I am talking with Debbie Lynne Costello to learn more about her and her writing. Debbie and I have our coffee cups – come pull up a chair, let me pour you a cup and join our conversation!
Do you have pets? Can you tell us about them?
Do I have pets! And you may be sorry you asked if I will tell you about them! Photo time! LOL! I have 3 Shetland Sheepdogs aka shelties. My male is a fluke of nature and weighs 8 pounds! But don’t let his size fool you. I also have a 95 pound German Shepherd who is my baby. She’s IS a big baby! My 8 pound sheltie will put my 95 pound German Shepherd to the floor by jumping up and grabbing her jowls and shaking. I’m always getting after Aiden for picking on his big sister. ;o) I also have a very old cat. We have 3 Tennessee Walking Horses and 2 Arabian horses one of which is a pure Egyptian, and then we have the pasture watch dog which is a miniature donkey who rules the roost.
What is your current work in progress? Can you tell us about it?
I’m working on the sequel to Sword of Forgiveness. I want to share that Sword of Forgiveness is going on AUDIO within the next few weeks! It’s very exciting. Back to my work in progress. The title is Sword of Trust. The hero you meet in Sword of Forgiveness and the heroine is from Scotland. And as the title suggests it deals with trusting our Lord.
What is your favorite hobby?
My favorite hobby is trail riding but I’m not sure that’s a hobby. And I used to say writing was my favorite hobby but that has gone beyond hobby and is more of a profession now. So hmmmm fav hobby? Well I love to do crafts, sew, smock, and crochet. I don’t know if I have one favorite over another. Just whatever catches my eye and I have to make!
Who inspires you? Who is your hero?
My grandmother inspires me. Though she passed away 3 years ago, she was an amazing woman. She prayed her whole family into the family of God! Her faith and spirit was amazing! She was such an ambitious woman and never looked her age. When she was 90 she looked 70. She always came to help no matter what we were doing. If we were canning she was right there slaving over the stove at 90 years old. My sister (RaQuel) tells a story about grandma coming to help her work in her yard. RaQuel said that she kept having to come in the house and cool down and my grandmother just stayed out there working! She was such a giving and loving woman who was always helping people. She had a huge heart and every time I am in the kitchen canning I think of her. My hubby is my hero. He’s a good man who believes in treating a woman like a woman. He’s a real gentleman and a man of his word. He makes me proud to call him my husband. Even as he battled cancer this past year, he never lost sight of those things.
Can you tell us about your family? Feel free to brag about them a bit 🙂
I have 4 wonderful children, a beautiful daughter-in-love, and soon to be son-in-love and two grandchildren. My children make me proud. My daughter is a PA and my oldest son is an Air Traffic Controller. His wife is a nurse. My middle son is in college as a pre-med student and my youngest is now in Pharmacy college. No, none of my children took after me. They are all very scientific minded. Exactly what I am not! That was my worst subject in school! But my husband is very much that way. This past year was a huge trial for us and my family really came together and were a huge support. My sister and mother each took 2 of our dogs and kept them while we were gone getting treatment and they both have their own pets! Family is one of the biggest blessings God gives us and I am very blessed to be given such a precious family.
Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Sword of Forgiveness, a medieval romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina where she has worked in many capacities in her church and is currently the Children’s Director. When not spending time with her husband, four children and grandchildren she hangs out with her Arabian and Tennessee Walking horses.
To celebrate us meeting for coffee, Debbie Lynne is giving away one of her books (winner’s choice). Enter by answering the following question below in the comments: Who inspires you? Be sure to include your email in a safe format so we can notify you if you are chosen as the winner.
This giveaway ends on Monday, July 4th at 11:59pm PST.
Thank you for joining us!