Monday, January 13, 2014

Interview with Echoes of Paradise Author Deanna Kahler

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

I’ve been writing since childhood and had a successful career as a writer before my daughter was born. I published my first book, From Pain to Parenthood: A Journey Through Miscarriage to Adoption, in May 2013. It’s a non-fiction memoir about what I went through to become a mom. My second book, Echoes of Paradise, is a fiction paranormal novel.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

Echoes of Paradise is a paranormal love story. It explores the human need for answers and our deep desire to explain the unexplainable. The story follows the main character Celeste on her quest to find out what really happens after death. She loses someone she loves and then starts noticing lots of unusual coincidences. The book is ultimately about the power of love and the unbreakable bonds that connect us to others. Readers who are interested can find the book on

Do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

Sometimes it is difficult to juggle both. I try to do a lot of my writing during the day while my daughter is at school, but I also work in the evenings and on the weekends at times. There are definitely days when I am torn between writing and spending time with my daughter. I have to make sure I don’t get too consumed with my projects because my family is what is most important to me.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Yes, I have. I think all authors draw on their own experiences in order to create a story. It’s not easy to write about something you know nothing about, so it makes sense to go with what you know. My book Echoes of Paradise was inspired by some of my own experiences.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

My books always have messages of love and hope in them. My goal is to write something that touches people’s lives or inspires them in some way.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

Readers may be surprised to learn that I was voted shyest of my senior class in high school. I was always quiet back then, but I’m actually not shy once you get to know me.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

I am finishing up a children’s book called A Rare Gem. It’s about embracing the differences and the uniqueness of each individual. I hope to release it by the end of 2014. I would also love to write another paranormal romance novel. Maybe I will even write a sequel to Echoes of Paradise.

Echoes of Paradise
Deanna Kahler

Genre: Fiction/Paranormal

Publisher: Rose Petal Publications
Date of Publication: January 11, 2014

ISBN: 978-0615863399

Number of pages: 228
Word Count: 54,000

Cover Artist: Cover photo by Paul Kahler

Book Description: 

Does Love Survive Death? When Celeste’s one true love Connor dies, she’s left with many questions and regrets. Caught in a web of painful memories from her troubled past – and a complicated marriage to a materialistic executive – she ventures into an unknown world.

What she experiences makes her more determined than ever to find out what really happens after death and what became of her lost love. Her journey takes her to places she never thought possible. But just around the corner, danger still lurks. Will she find the answers she seeks and ultimately discover the truth?

About the Author:

Deanna Kahler is an accomplished writer and proud mom. Her work has been published in numerous corporate newsletters and magazines across the country. She began writing as a young child and enjoys the opportunity to reach others and make a difference in their lives.

Echoes of Paradise is Deanna’s second book. Her first book, From Pain to ParenthoodA Journey Through Miscarriage to Adoption, details her difficult journey to motherhood and provides tips and resources for those facing similar circumstances.

Deanna holds a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., where she graduated with departmental honors. She lives with her husband and daughter in a Metro Detroit suburb, where she enjoys writing, dancing, walking, and visiting parks in her spare time.

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