Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions we get here. I like to call it the great Q & A. Before we get started, though, there’s just one bit of housekeeping we need to get out of the way –
Debbie Viguié does not accept solicited or unsolicited materials, including but not limited to manuscripts, projects, illustrations in any form, being on paper, computer data or any audio/video supports (Unsolicited Materials). Unsolicited Materials sent to Debbie Viguié shall not be returned to the sender. Debbie Viguié does not respond to any inquiry concerning Unsolicited Materials.
Got that? Okay, then, let’s get to The Great Q&A:
Q: Is this Debbie Viguié’s official website?
A: Yes, indeed it is.
Q: How can I contact Debbie?
A: You can contact Debbie HERE
Q: What is the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring writer?
Keep writing! I know it sounds like an obvious answer, but this is the thing that most people who want to write don’t seem to understand. You must keep writing, daily if you can. And once you’ve written one thing, move on to the next. Don’t spend your time rewriting the same story for the next fifteen years. Most authors never sell their first book, even if they make it big. So take that first story and tuck it away in a drawer somewhere. If you really want to go back and revise it, wait at least 6 months before you do. In the meantime, move on. The ability to write is a muscle which must be exercised just like any other. The more you write, the better you get, and, hopefully, the easier it is to force yourself past writer’s block. So, keep writing. Write 100-word short stories on napkins at lunchtime if you have to, but just keep working on it.
Q: Is Debbie the only author of the Once Upon a Time Series?
A: No. So far she has written three books in the series. Here is a list of all the books in the series (so far) that we have managed to track down:
- The Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey (The Arabian Nights)
- Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey (Sleeping Beauty)
- Snow by Tracy Lynn (Snow White)
- Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguié (The Little Mermaid)
- Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié (Little Red Riding Hood)
- Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey (The Magic Flute)
- Spirited by Nancy Holder (Beauty and the Beast)
- The Night Dance by Suzanne Weyn (The Twelve Dancing Princesses)
- Golden by Cameron Dokey (Rapunzel)
- Water Song by Suzanne Weyn (The Frog Prince)
- Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey (Cinderella)
- The Rose Bride by Nancy Holder (The White and the Black Bride)
- The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn (Rumpelstiltskin)
- Belle by Cameron Dokey (Beauty and the Beast)
- Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey (the Ballad of Mulan)
- The Diamond Secret by Suzanne Weyn (Anastasia)
- Winter’s Child by Cameron Dokey (The Snow Queen)
- Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié (The Princess and the Pea)
Q: Will there be any more Wicked books?
A: Resurrection was the last book in the series. However, Debbie and Nancy’s series Crusade also features witches along with vampires and werewolves. Wicked fans should enjoy Crusade as well.
Q: Since the publication of the Wicked books many people have wondered, is Debbie a wiccan or a pagan?
A: Actually, she is a Christian. Debbie had this to say in reference to the question:
The following is a statement of what I believe. It is taken from the song “Creed” sung by the band, Petra. It is based on the Apostle’s Creed and was written by Bob Hartman.
I believe in God the Father – maker of heaven and earth
And in Jesus Christ His only Son
I believe in the virgin birth
I believe in the Man of Sorrows bruised for iniquities
I believe in the Lamb who was crucified and hung between two thieves
I believe in the resurrection on the third and glorious day
And I believe in the empty tomb and the stone that the angel rolled away
He descended and set the captives free
And now He sits at God’s right hand and prepares a place for me
I believe He sent His Spirit to comfort and to reveal
To lead us into the truth and light, to baptize and to seal
I believe that He will come back the way He went away
And receive us all unto Himself, but no man knows the day
I believe He is the Judge of all men, small and great
The resurrected souls of men receive from Him their fate
Some to death and some to life, some to their reward
Some to sing eternal praise forever to our Lord