Today’s special guest is Dee Dee M. Scott, author of My Husband’s Woman. Dee Dee is an accomplished author, publisher, and playwright, in addition to the many other roles she fulfills. Before we begin our interview, let’s take a look at My Husband’s Woman:
Young and beautiful twenty-year-old Meshia can have any man she wants, but who she can’t get enough of is her thirty-eight-year-old, married lover, Byron.
My Husband’s Woman is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. The book is also available on Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords.
Tricia: Tell us a little about yourself.
Dee Dee: My name is Dee Dee M. Scott. I wear many hats. I am a playwright, film Producer, Publisher, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and business woman.
Tricia: When did you begin writing?
Dee Dee: I have been writing since the age of six. It was something I always did. By the time I was a teenager, I was writing poetry and performing them in front of audiences. I wrote my first book after my husband brought me a computer to stop me from taking up space in our closets with the notebooks of stories that I had hand written.
Tricia: Can you tell us about My Husband’s Woman?
Tricia: How did you get the idea for the book?
Dee Dee: I wanted to write a story about cheating in a way that it’s never been told before. Usually you see or read stories about the mistress stalking or hurting the wife. I wanted to twist it and write about a wife getting revenge on both the husband and the mistress. The book was well received and I still get emails about the surprise twist I added to the story.
Tricia: I understand the book was adapted into a play. What was your biggest challenge in making the switch from author to playwright, and then director?
Dee Dee: I studied on directing, stage and screenplay writing for years, so writing the stage play was easy. However, you must have a gift to be able to write a stage play in a way that the audience can connect with the characters and the story can emotionally touch them.
Tricia: I understand you are also a publisher and represent various authors. Can you tell us about this venture?
Dee Dee: In 2008, I published my own book through my publishing company, Ahsyad Publications. I knew then that I wanted to give other talented authors a chance to have their work published. Now I have eight gifted authors signed to my label. Each author has a unique writing style and their stories are innovative and fresh. The first author will be released in 2013. Their books are well-written, loaded with twists, and will not disappoint!
Tricia: What projects are you currently working on?
Dee Dee:I am working on my first film: Lake House that will be released later in 2013. I will also continue touring with the stage play- My Husband’s Woman. I am also producing two stage plays (Misery Loves Company and All The Bad Man Can Do Is keep The Good One From Coming To You) coming in 2014.
Tricia: How do you juggle the demands of your busy life and still have time to write?
Dee Dee: I wrote ten of my books years ago, during a dry spell, when it seemed like I couldn’t get my foot in the door. At that time, I could have thrown in the towel, but I realized that it is during your dry spells that you must continue working hard, and doing whatever it is that you do, so that when the time does come, you will be ready. Now, I have time to focus on my films, stage plays and working with the authors signed to my publishing company.
Tricia: What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors?
Dee Dee: Lose the naysayers. If you have a talent, if you have a dream, surround yourself with like-minded people who will uplift and support you. Negative people are Cancer. They will destroy you and steer you away from your dreams, if you let them. You have to stay free of as much negativity as possible. You also have to study, work hard and stay focused on your path. You can’t drive a car and worry about where the next car is going or you will crash. You have your own road to travel and you have to stay focused on it. Lastly, protect your dreams and surround yourself with people who believe in you and your vision.
Tricia: That is fantastic advice. Thank you so much for your visit.
To learn more about Dee Dee M. Scott and Ahsyad Publications, please click on the following links:
Dee Dee M. Scott was born and raised in Florence, South Carolina. Scott wrote, produced and directed:My Husband’s Woman-The Stage Play, which played for two shows at: The Town Theater on November 27, 2011 and toured South Carolina. With plans to take the show up North, My Husband’s Woman will continue to tour throughout 2013. Currently, Scott is producing her first film: Lake House, coming in 2013. My Husband’s Woman is her freshman book. Dee Dee resides in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband and their children. (Bio courtesy of Amazon)