Date Published: 12/1/2013
Skylar Dewitt has been ostracized her entire life due to her grandfather’s well-known sympathies with the Nazis. But now her grandfather’s body has been recovered in the Netherlands in an area famous for being a Nazi killing ground. Why would her grandfather be buried in a place legendary for assassinations of resistance members? Skylar jets off to Holland in search of answers about her grandfather’s demise. Along the way she finds long-lost family and old friends but will she solve the mystery of what happened to her grandfather? And maybe she discovers something more valuable than resolving any mystery could be: herself.
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes (she shouts). As of yet, it is a non-paying career, but a career nonetheless. I spend more than 40 hours a week on writing, blogging and advertising in the hope that someday I can make enough money to buy my husband dinner.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
In a word: editing. Once I finish the initial manuscript, I’m so excited to get my story out there that I don’t want to take the time to edit.
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My husband is my biggest cheerleader (he looks really cute in the little skirt as well). I’ve had support and encouragement from friends as well but not one person in particular stands out. On the other hand, I do have one negative influence that I allowed to effect me for way too long. When I was in 8th project. My teacher was very negative and my early teenage psyche was unable to handle the criticism. I put down my pen and paper for nearly two decades after that.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’m working on my 3rd also am developing my poetry.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
Yes, I read nearly a book a day. Oh gosh. Can I only pick one book? The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power by Kim Ghattas grade, I wrote a novel as part of a journaling novel at the moment (researching and outlining counts, right?). I
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The body of Skylar's grandfather, Nazi sympathizer, is found in a Nazi killing field & Skylar must solve the mystery of his disappearance
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I was born and raised in Wisconsin but think I’m a European (a cloggy to be exact). After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. After high school I returned to the U.S. to attend college ending up with a Bachelor’s degree in History at the tender age of 20 while still managing to spend time bouncing back and forth to Europe during my vacations. Unable to find a job after college and still suffering from wanderlust, I joined the U.S. Army as a Military Policewoman for 5 years. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, I met my future husband, a flying Dutchman. After being given my freedom from the Army, I went off to law school. I finished law school and moved to the Netherlands with my husband and became a commercial lawyer for more than a decade. When I could no longer handle the law, we upped stakes and moved to Germany to start a B&B. Three years after starting the B&B, I got the itch to try something else and decided to return to one of my first loves: writing. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, reading and playing lawyer part-time, I write novels and poetry, blog about everything under the sun and review books.
Twitter handle: @denaehaggerty
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