I’ve Been Interviewed by Doris Heilmann of Savvybookwriters.com



Last month I was invited by Doris Heilmann @111publishing, of Savvybookwriters.com. to post an article on what is involved in writing memoir. I’m not sure if any of you are familiar with Doris’ informative blog/newsletter, but she posts a wealth of information for the Indie writer community.


Following my recent guest post, I was delighted to be asked back by Doris to talk about the subject matter of my newest book, P.S. I Forgive You. I’ve reblogged the interview below. Please follow the link at the end to continue reading, and comments are welcomed back here, as Doris has been having cyber attack issues of late, thus not enabling comments on her blog.




Interview With Multi-Book Author D.G. Kaye


Today’s Author Interview introduces prolific Canadian writer D.G. Kaye.  Her memoirs are enchanting for a huge following, and we are happy to welcome her to our blog.

Debbie, what inspired you to start writing?
Growing up in a dysfunctional family life inspired me to journal.  Journaling gave me a place to vent my feelings, frustrations, and observations I wasn’t permitted to voice.

How would you describe your book to someone who has not yet read it?
P.S. I Forgive You
was written as a sequel to Conflicted Hearts, although it’s a standalone book in its own right. Both books involve my life and torment living with a narcissistic mother. In this book, it is about my journey to understand my mother and finding a place of forgiveness for her before she died.
People sometimes behave inappropriately either because of their conditioning, illness, or lack of guidance.  I didn’t want to continue resenting my mother, so I chose to look into what things inspired her to become the person she was.  I found that by seeking to understand my mother became a stepping-stone in my path to finding forgiveness.

Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
Yes. We can still find forgiveness in our hearts for someone who has wronged us, without having  to allow them back into our lives. Continue Reading . . .


Interview With Multi-Book Author D.G. Kaye

20 thoughts on “I’ve Been Interviewed by Doris Heilmann of Savvybookwriters.com

  1. One reason readers connect with you is because your words and actions match, the hallmark of the authentic voice. Your have also written their story when you say, “She wasn’t much of a mother, but she was my mother.”

    Great interview questions – and answers!


    1. Thank you so much Marian. You don’t know how much that means to me. Often authors struggle to find their voice, that was something I read a lot about when I began writing books. I was blessed not have encountered that problem because I write how I speak, so it comes naturally to me. I remember when I published my first book, Conflicted Hearts, and the first few reviews complimented my writing by saying, ‘it felt like I was having coffee with the author’, that was huge for me. So thank you. 🙂


  2. Great interview! I can’t imagine having the courage to write a memoir, so my hat is off to you. I love your upbeat, positive philosophy–especially your belief in kindness to others. I feel that so many people in this world lack that simple understanding–kindness begets kindness. Imagine how different the world would be if we all took that on as our mantra.


  3. Another wonderful interview, Deb. And it’s true… we can put someone out of our home (life) without putting them out of our heart. I’ve shared on all of my pages except FB – it won’t let me post! The WP Grinch must be visiting 🙂 xoxo


  4. Excellent interview here, Deb! Doris really did a great job 🙂 In particular, I loved this line from you: “We can still find forgiveness in our hearts for someone who has wronged us, without having to allow them back into our lives.” ~ Wow. So true but I never thought about it quite like this. Thank you xx


    1. Hi Christy. Thanks for your kudos, and I’m so glad that line resonated with you. I thought it was a great summation of the context of my story. 🙂 xo


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