I’m so happy to have our first post on the new column, Our Corners, which will feature readers, authors, artists, reviewers, betas, editors, and publishers. Our very first guest is Victoria Ann DeBono. Please give a very warm welcome to her! 😀
Hello my name is Victoria Ann DeBono and I love everything Indie Author and books. I live in Adelaide Australia. I am a mother of 3 and happily married to my best friend for 22 years.
2. Do you remember the first time you joined our Facebook writer-reader community? What book(s) brought you here?
I started following and being part of the writer- reader community 3 years ago. I started my journey back into reading from the infamous FSG and then quickly discovered an amazing Indie following. I started with Kelly Elliott, Stacy Borel, Tasha Gwartney Marie Force, Rene Folsom and Belle Andre. However I soon discovered the Australian authors I support and adore. Lila Rose, Lola Stark, Carmen Jenna, Lisa Swallow, Jennifer Ryder, Elle Raven, Bella Jewel, Belle Aurora, Missy Johnson and Velvet Reed to name just a few.
3. Do you also review for a blog? What is the most interesting experience you got so far?
I review each book I complete, I believe the best way to support an author is through a review. Also as a Beta I love to be part of the process and enjoy giving positive feedback and support to my new friends. There is no better feeling as a reader/Beta than seeing your name in the acknowledgements and knowing my hard work and time is recognised. Meeting many of my heroes this year at Indie Authors Down Under 2014 caused me to fangirl like a 15 year old, best day ever!
4. What genre(s) interest you most? Why?
Romance, Erotica, Historical, M/M, YA and Paranormal. Why? Love, I love a HEA I am a hopeless romantic.
5. Are you also an aspiring author? How far are you with your writing?
My pen name is Vicki Vallen and I am almost finished my debut WIP, it is scary, full of self doubt and so exciting. I am still to do all the business side of self publishing through I can see the end is nearing, bites nails. I have only a few chapters to finish and I have recently shared the first few chapters with my beta team. I feel very blessed to be part of this wonderful community.
Victoria DeBono (aka: Vicki Vallen )