Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Q&A: S.K. Derban, Author of Circumvent


Born in the United States, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries.

Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience. The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Circumvent is the third mystery novel for writer S.K. Derban.

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About the Book:

Imagine living in a quaint, beach front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems… When French born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, her job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont.
When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.
CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.

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As a book bloggin’ and book luvin’ Princess, I’m always curious to find out how authors got the ideas for their books.  Can you tell us what your book is about?

French born, Nikki Sabine Moueix, travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment. But her job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. The writer falls in love with the baker, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont. When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek, with Nikki as the prize.

Can you tell us a little about the main characters of your book?

The main characters in Circumvent are quite international, yet different in appearance. Dark eyes and dark curly hair dominate Nikki Delémont’s overall look, while her husband Ruggiero Delémont is an athletic looking blond haired, blue eyed Swiss. They both adore fine cuisine. Nikki is a writer for a New York food magazine, and Ruggiero is a famous Swiss pastry chef. Some might say they are a match made in food Heaven!

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would that be?

Always remember your passion for writing, and never allow the business side of publishing to take away from what you love.

What would you say is one of your interesting writing quirks?

When I am stuck on a paragraph I get up and sort laundry.

Do you hear from your readers?  What do they say?

My readers are such a blessing to me! I hear from hundreds of readers who just adore my writing style.

What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?

It has been often said that a book is too good to put down. I recently had a reader who thought my latest release was hard to pick up! That was a tough one to read!

What has been your best accomplishment?

In the world of writing, my best accomplishment is being a published author. It took years, but I finally signed up a wonderful publishing house.

Do you Google yourself?

Not any longer. I used to, and then decided it was not worth the time.

How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

Only one!

Fun question – if you were princess or prince, what’s one thing you would do to make your kingdom a better place?

Require kindness to and from each person living in the kingdom.

Do you have anything specific that you would like to say to your readers?

Yes! Thank you! Thank you! One thousand times I thank you!

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