I was delighted to be invited over to Hugh Roberts‘ blog when he chose my book, P.S. I Forgive You for his Book of the Month Series.
A warm welcome to Debby Gies, whose blog was recently one of my ‘must follow’ blogs of 2017. Over to you, Debby.
What is the name of your book and what inspired you to write it?
My latest book is titled, P.S. I Forgive You, and although it’s a standalone book, it was written as closure to Conflicted Hearts, which is about my journey from childhood through my adult life living under the psychological rule of my narcissistic mother. P.S. I Forgive You is about finding an understanding about what propelled my mother to act as she did, and my struggle to let go of the guilt inbred in me and discovering a path to forgive her upon her death, and myself for becoming an absent daughter.
How long did it take you to write the book?
I began writing P.S. I Forgive You a few months before my mother died in late 2014 while I was working on my other book, Have Bags, Will Travel, which I published first then finished P.S. I Forgive You in summer of 2016. It’s sometimes difficult to track timeframes in my writing because I tend to be writing two books at the same time. I like the versatility of working on two projects at once, just as I enjoy reading two books at the same time, allowing me to read or write depending on the mood and mindset I’m in.
Whom do you think your book appeals to?
That’s an interesting question, Hugh. Often we write books geared toward a particular audience. I intended to write the book for a mature, female audience . . . Continue Reading