About you:

Tell me a little about your background.

I grew up in London, spent time in Israel, North Carolina and New York and somehow ended up in St. Louis, MO where I live with my family including two fantastic felines—Whiskey Boop and Miri Billie Joe. I divide my time between writing, editing and creating puzzles. I believe with enough tea and dark chocolate you can do anything.

Me: Not sure I agree on the dark chocolate thing, but I’m with ya on the tea thing.

What do you do for fun?

Read and play board and card games mostly.

Me: Do you read in the same genre you write or do you like to mix it up?

Who or what inspires you the most?

Anything and everything. I like to take walks outside each day and can easily get inspired by random stuff I see when I’m walking.

About your writing:

What other writers/people do you consider inspirational? If they’re authors, what about their work captures your interest?

Biggest one these days is Neil Gaiman. I live the whimsy and weirdness in his writing.

What got you into writing?

I’ve been writing ever since I was small. In fact I sent my first story to a magazine (The Puffin Post) when I was around 8 or 9. I got a mention too in the mag and I was really proud!

What is your writing process?

I try to start each day by writing at least 500 words. Some days I do more, but by starting with the 500 I know I at least add a little each day.

me: That’s a good number.

When do you consider a work complete?

When I come to the end of the story! It takes several drafts and time with my beta readers and editor – all in all usually between 6 months and a year per book.

About your book:

My main series, P.A.W.S. features an international organization of shapeshifters – The Partnership of Animagi, Werewolves and Shapeshifters. I have 6 books out so far and am currently working on books 7 and 8. Books 1 through 4 are out on Audible and my narrator is recording book 5.

Me: That’s exciting. Yay. Audios!

Do you write in other genres?

In addition to my main series I also write children’s picture books and short stories. My favorite picture book is probably Adana the Earth Dragon about the little dragon who can do big things. This book is also in ebook, paperback and audio book.

Me: I’ve heard Adana the Earth Dragon. It was adorable.

What animal do you most relate to?

Cat of course! Nearly all of my stories feature some kind of kitty!

Me: You know, I think you might be the one person I knew that answer before asking.

What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Mint Chocolate Chip – Yum!

Me: Agreed. Best flavor ever.

How could friends and fans get to know more about you and your work?

Website: https://debbiemanberkupfer.wordpress.com/

Social Media Links:

Facebook Author Page


Amazon Author Page  

Thanks for chatting with me today. Sounds like exciting things are happening for you. In fact, I heard you had some promos coming up. So, hopefully, people know to check out that amazon page for some good deals.

Audiobook Promotions …

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Many of my 42 audible titles are listed on Audiobooks Unleashed.
Whether you’re looking for mystery or suspense or fantasy, I’ve got a title for you. Free codes are probably on audiobooks unleashed.
Normal links go to audible. *The Amazon labeled links are affiliate links. That means I get a very small payment from Amazon if you go through with a purchase.*
Note: Filter by US if you’re looking for those codes as many titles are out.
Ones I think may still have US codes: Innova, The Golden City Captives, The Dark Side of Science, Malia’s Miracles, and Varick’s Quest.
There are plenty of UK codes, but not many US ones left.

Redeemer Chronicles (Fantasy)

Awakening – Redeemer Chronicles Book 1, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
The Holy War – Redeemer Chronicles Book 2, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
Reclaim the Darklands – Redeemer Chronicles Book 3, MG fantasy (Amazon) (free codes)
River’s Edge Ransom – Prequel to Redeemer Chronicles (Amazon) (email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)

Devya’s Children Series Links:

Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – short stories featuring Jillian. (Amazon) (free codes)
The Dark Side of Science – official prequel to Devya’s Children; Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live. (Amazon) (Please email devyaschildren @ gmail.com for free codes)
Ashlynn’s Dreams – Genetically altered Dream Shaper learns her gift. (Amazon) (free codes)
Nadia’s Tears – Jillian tries to awaken her sister, Nadia, from a coma. (Amazon) (free codes)
Malia’s Miracles – Jillian and her siblings try to save a friend’s mother. (Amazon) (free codes)
Varick’s Quest – Jillian and Danielle get kidnapped. Nadia’s also in trouble. (Amazon) (free codes)
More Scifi:
Reshner’s Royal Ranger (epic sci-fi) just made it there. (Amazon) (free codes)

Guardian Angel Files:

Spirit’s Bane – Allister and Mina are training to be Guardians. Satan’s out to get them. (Amazon) (free codes)
Kindred Spirits – Mina’s exiled to Earth. Allister’s stuck in the Heavens. (Amazon) (free codes)

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