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Interview and giveaway with Author D.M. Webb!!!

I love helping my readers discover new authors! And today, I have Author D.M. Webb here for a visit. She is giving away a copy of her exciting suspense novel Mississippi Nights. ..

Two brothers, one death–The bond of brotherhood faces its greatest challenge against resentment and guilt.~~ Can the love between two brothers eventually win against pain and guilt?

When Firefighter David Boyette’s fiancée perishes in a car fire, he blames his brother, Sgt. Jeremy Boyette, for her death.

Three years later, David returns home with a dark and devastating secret. With the help of family, a woman’s love, and a small child’s devotion, can David overcome insurmountable odds as he and Jeremy face the bitterness that enslaves him?

Together the brothers must decide if the bond of brotherhood is stronger than resentment and hate.

I haven’t yet had the opportunity to read D.M.’s book, but doesn’t it just sound so good?!

And now, let’s take a minute to get to know the author behind the book…

Hello, D.M., it’s great to have you on my blog this week. What was the inspiration behind your latest book? Inspiration, beyond what God granted me, was a little different than the books I am working on now. Mississippi Nights started out as a small story written when I was only 14 and with the title One Big Happy Family. Who knows where the original manuscript is, but the story lived inside me until last year. I changed a few names around, resurrected the dead brother, and then the characters grew. The heartaches I had lived through, what I’ve seen others live through, and my own spiritual growth lent a hand in writing Mississippi Nights. That and I LOVE to read. Other authors’ (or musicians) stories help inspire new ideas and new directions.

Speaking of  books, what is your favorite book in the Bible? I will bounce back and forth between Song of Solomon, the ultimate love story, and Matthew. I find Matthew to be a fulfilling and engrossing book. The Book of Matthew has so many stories that relate to today and the things we all go through.

So true! So tell me, If you suddenly were given one million dollars to start a new charity, what type of charity would you launch and why? An orphanage. There are way too many children who has to live life with no love and not knowing of any hope. I would love to start an orphanage that will teach, guide, and mentor to those who were not chosen into families. And maybe a ministry for women, those who need a helping hand, a shoulder to lean upon, or someone to just listen and guide them.

I love your answer! I also have a heart for orphans as well.  So, what project(s) are you currently working on? I am currently working on my next book, Alabama Days. Plotting the third book, which is tentatively based on the life of a musician I know and parts of my life. Then there is the small book titled Bury Me Under the Elmore Tree, which is a comedy of sorts. I use it as a stepping stone into my daily writing. It helps fire up those synapses so I can string together an intelligible sentence.

And lastly, D.M., how can readers connect with you? I have a website: Facebook as, and Twitter as @DaphMichele

Wonderful! Thank you again, for being my guest. It’s been an honor to have you here!

All right, readers! This is your chance to win a copy of D.M.’s book! Here’s how…

Just leave a comment for D.M. and those who are confirmed subscribers (be sure to check your email to confirm your subscription) will receive two entries. Sorry, but this giveaway is limited to those in the U.S. The giveaway will end on March 15, 2011 and a winner will be chosen at random.

Thank you for entering and join me each Thursday for more fantastic interviews and book giveaways!


Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today Penny is a multi-published author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a group fitness instructor. When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, gardening, and playing volleyball. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website,, her blog,, and on Facebook at

29 thoughts on “Interview and giveaway with Author D.M. Webb!!!

  1. I love your answer about a ministry for women. I’m a part of a women’s ministry team at our church and enjoy lending a hand to women in need.

    I am a subscriber.


  2. That sounds like a great book – one of those ones that can really apply to everyone’s lives. That’s really neat that it’s a story you have carried with you for years.

    And I’m a subscriber!

  3. Do you enjoy writing drama or comedy the most?
    Also, I am a subscriber of this blog…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  4. Beth: I’ve always wanted to be in a ministry where I could help others, children and women. Eventually that desire will come to fruition.

    Bryan, karenk: I hope you get the chance to read it. I enjoy hearing from my readers what they liked about it and what they didn’t. It encourages me to keep on writing.

    sparks…: There’s two other stories that I have carried with me for years, and eventually they will be written.

    Cindi: Drama is easier, and this will be my first comedy–basically taken from the misadventures in my own life. 🙂

  5. Hi Daphne! It’s nice to see you here. 🙂

    It’s amazing how those little stories from our youth seem to always stay with us! My first novel came from the same source – my teenage imagination.

    I hope, someday, that you’ll be able to open that orphanage. Many children are in desperate need of God’s love.

    God bless!

  6. I love the idea of opening an orphanage. Especially those rescued from sex trafficking (my dream). Estranged family relationships are so difficult. Your book sounds uplifting. Please enter me. Thank you.

    1. Joy: Thank you so much.
      Michael: Hey, again! I believe the Lord will guide me to where I need to go, maybe open that orphanage or maybe be a benefactor for one. 🙂
      Linda: Estranged families are difficult to handle and I think that is one reason why this story grow on me and I had to write it.
      Anne: I was given four options. I liked two of them and the designer combined the two. Then he sent it back for my approval. Needless to say, I fell in love with it. 🙂

  7. I wonder if the plot with two brothers driving the story is different tha two sisters. What about mens’ feelings? We know women are basically nurturing but can can men handle a situation as the book’s plot and come back stronger. I look forward to reading this book.IT’s od tt

  8. hi im a new subscriber,love your review of the book,i would love to win it. its a book id love to read.

  9. Blog interviewing is new to me but, still very facinating. I have been retained recently to give Civil War talks on cruise ships traveling the Mississippi River. Would that be an interesting topic for your listeners/readers? Dr. Michael J. Deeb

  10. I like reading books like this one. it sounds really good. I have yet to read a book by this author and would like the opportunity to do so.

  11. Carla: Writing a man’s POV is different, but not too much. Since their personalities are Type A’s, it was challenging and fun. And yes, they can come away stronger than before.

    Teela, darlene: It was a fun interview for me and thank you.

    Melissa: You know, I keep seeing it pop up a lot, too. 😉

    Joy: This is my debut novel. Working on the second and third as we speak.

  12. It may sound weird, but I love Mississippi. I’m learning to appreciate it’s different and unique culture, which people from Mississippi may not even realize. Me being from Kansas and having visited other parts of the country, Mississippi is definitely different.

    Your book sounds fascinating, intriguing and suspenseful.

  13. Hi D.M., You are a new author for me and I have added you to my wish list. I love the idea of a book where 2 men, brothers, must find the strength to forgive and move on after a death of a loved one. Men handle feelings differently but do accomplish the forgiving. I look forward to reading Mississippi Nights. I enjoyed your interview and agree that there are so many children who need a loving place to live with loving caretakers. Good luck and God Bless.
    Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.

    I am an old email subscriber

  14. Christina: Mississippi is definitely different and sometimes misunderstood.
    brenda: Thank you for adding me to your wish list. That makes me smile.

    penny: It was definitely a pleasure to be spotlighted on your blog and reading the fabulous comments. 🙂

  15. I love D.M.’s idea of an orphanage and a women’s ministry that gives children and women hope and some sort of mentoring. By the way, what does D.M. stand for? I’m just curious about names.

    I would love to win your book…sounds like an interesting story!

    1. Susie: D.M. = Daphne Michele. 🙂 My name sounded too romantic (Greek mythology and all) and I didn’t want men to bypass my book thinking it was just a romance. So I had my initials instead of my name.

      1. That’s pretty…..and you’re probably right about the guys….besides, having the initials kind of makes it a little mysterious. :>D

  16. I really enjoyed the interview. Christian fiction is my favorite to read and this sounds like such a good book. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. I am a subscriber.

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