The Process of Writing My Memoir – Divine Betrayal

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In the past few months, I have had the pleasure of speaking to several groups about the process of writing my memoir.  I was surprised at how well received my lectures have been.  I’ve gotten comments like: “I have been to your book signing, and thought that this would be more of the same, but everything was new and interesting,” and “this lecture was informative and educational.  I never imagined there was so much involved in writing a book.”

It has been such a pleasure to meet new people and talk about this entire process, whether it’s the emotional element of writing your memoir (digging up and cleaning the cobwebs off of all those buried feelings and memories), or the backlash I’ve received from my father’s family (who did not want me to tell this story), and of course the technical part of writing, publishing, and marketing a memoir.  Who knew?  When I sat down and put my pen to paper I had no idea we would end up here.

My lectures are not just about me and my experience, my husband Bill shares his experience too—he talks about our decision to publish independently and the many hurdles we have had to clear in order to meet our goals and bring this book to life.  It’s amazing how much is involved, things you don’t think about: choosing the title, creating the perfect book cover, choosing the paper, the print, creating a website, blogging, etc….  We were lucky to have gotten so much wonderful (often critical) feedback from friends in the industry—every step has been a crucial part of this learning process.  We are still learning!

If you have a book club or a group who would like to talk with us about our experience of publishing Divine Betrayal, I would be delighted to hear from you.  Bill and I travel extensively all over the country—so chances are we’ll be in your neighborhood sometime soon.  Let’s connect. Join us on FaceBook too.


Graceann Deters
author of Divine Betrayal, An Inspirational Story of Rebellion and Redemption

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