March 31, 2014

Book Blitz + Giveaway: All My Restless Life to Live by Dee DeTarsio


All My Restless Life to Live
Author: Dee DeTarsio
Genre: Adult Romance 
Release Date: April 29, 2013

Award-winning author Dee DeTarsio combines life’s darker side with humor and tenderness in a wonderfully charming look at love and the afterlife.

Life is a soap opera, especially for Elle Miller, who is a TV producer. (Ellen dropped the “n” in her name in hopes of finding a better ending for herself.) When her laptop crashes, she borrows her dead dad’s computer and gets way more than she bargained for.

As Elle tries to save her career with a storyline featuring a trip through Atlantis, she takes a trip to the Emmys, and finds herself in the middle of a romance between a real doctor and a hunk who just plays one on TV. Friends, family, and clues from “the other side” all help Elle figure out the difference between living the good life . . .  and living a good life.
Tell us about All my Restless Life to Live:

I always wanted to be a soap opera writer. Even though an 8th grade career aptitude test indicated I would make an excellent farmer’s wife. Of course, I also wanted to marry one of my junior high crushes, Jim Flower . . . which would have made me Dee Flower! (I need to write that book someday.)

What do you find most challenging about the writing life?

Distraction . . .

Where do writing ideas come from?

I grew up in Ennui, Ohio, and only wish I had started taking notes earlier—some of the funniest people I know are from the Midwest. I think it is constant fear of tornadoes or being trapped in a snowstorm that forges a delightful melancholy of the absurd. Plus, I come from a long line of teasers where NOTHING is sacred. Teasing is some complex form of hazing required to be a member of my family. And yes, when I was a teenager, my whole family totally made fun of me and my Scoliosis back brace (a la Joan Cusack, Sixteen Candles).

Are you a TV junkie?

I don’t watch much TV at all—only when I’m in the kitchen, family room, living room, bedroom, or on the treadmill. It’s not like there’s a TV in the bathroom or anything.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

When I’m not writing, I’d like to say I’m busy speaking (and cooking) fluent Italian, teaching yoga, and volunteering for the Peace Corps, but none of that would be true.

Read any good books recently?

I’m a Virgo, (*shakes head sadly* at the other eleven inferior signs) and I run a tight ship on my kindle. I can only manage up to five books at a time on there, despite temptations, I’m talking to you, buy-now-with-1-click button.

Side note: I am currently reading Dangerous Women, a brilliant cross-genre anthology, in hard back, borrowed from my nephew (meaning no Cheetos allowed).
Dee DeTarsio is a graduate of The Ohio State University and lives in southern California with her family. She did not teach herself to read at an early age or write stories by the time she was in kindergarten. She was still wetting the bed and playing in the can cupboard.

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  1. Dear Steph,
    Thanks so much for featuring All My Restless Life to Live! I hope your readers have fun with it! Thanks again, and have a great week!

    1. You're welcome Dee! Stop back anytime you want!! :)