Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Journals of the Big Mouth Bass: Keeping Secrets

Welcome to Author Debbie Bass Williamson

Author Bio:

Debbie Bass Williamson was born in SLC, Utah October 1956. Raised in Southern California and returned to SLC in 1973. She has four children and eleven grandchildren. Married the love of her life, Gary Williamson, in October of 2000. She loves the ocean, her garden, her four schnauzers, golf, sailing, scrapbooking, traveling and spending quiet afternoons reading with a pot of tea.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
To the past, I miss my husband!

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
God, Gary, my mother, father and gram.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? 
A good book, a cold drink and sun glasses.

What is one book everyone should read? 
Guernsey Literary and Potatoe Peel Pie Society

If you were a superhero what would your name be? 
Chunky Monkey Puddin Pie

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 
To cross over anytime I was lonely.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Chocolate Chip, what else…

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Mother Teresa

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
croissants and coffee

Night owl, or early bird? 

One food you would never eat? 

Pet Peeves? 

Skittles or M&Ms?

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Because everyone needs to be a kid again, or if you are a kid you need to know you are not alone, beside it’s way fun!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Yes I am working on several more children’s books and the second part of my Memoir.

What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
My childhood and I love to watch children’s faces when you tell them stories.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
The letters I have recieved from people thanking me for sharing my life.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? 
I haven’t read it yet!

What is your dream cast for your book? 
Abigail Breslen or someone like her. I would love to have Shiley Mclaine as my gram though, LOVE HER!

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
Robinson Crusoe

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? 
This Little Light of Mine

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Never give up!

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
 Probably now, because prejudices are nearly non existent, opportunity is what we make of it, and the vail between other worlds is getting thinner we are on the brink of discovery.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? 
Dionysus, I would love to be the God of Wine, Joy, Theater and Peace. Dionysus has the personality I have always strived for, lighthearted and good natured, always giving.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
The Hamptons or somewhere like it, on the beach.

What is your favorite Quote? 
Be The Change You Want See in The World… Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because it Happened!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 
An Astronaut

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why? 
Susan Sarandon, I just love her!

How did you know you should become an author? 
My gram told me not to ask questions, just write, she said, you have alot to share.

Who are your favorite authors of all time? 
Jerry Spinelli, Mitch Albom, Francis Hardinge and many more.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 
Love is the only thing in life that really matters! It is the only thing that never leaves and the only thing you take with you when you leave.

Favorite Food? 

Favorite Candy? 
Look Bar, Junior Mints, Red Vines, Lemon Heads, Boston Baked Beans in any order!

The Big Mouth Bass

How do you react to a bad review? 
Open mind, open heart and just listen!

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be? 
hate and ignorance

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy? 
My Beach House

Which authors have influence you most how? 
Jerry Spinelli along with so many more. He writes about his childhood and he’s funny and real. I love his books.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? 
Before You Knew Me!

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 
Champagne and a trip to Mexico

What is your guilty pleasure? 
I love to travel

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? 
Dexter… Love It!

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is…. 
Star Girl

Journals of the Big Mouth Bass:

Debbie Bass just celebrated her ninth birthday. While she thought most of the presents were kind of lame, she loves the journal that her mother gave her.
Debbie has always had trouble keeping secrets so she has decided to address every entry in her journal to God. She figures that there is a good chance that God won’t tell anyone what she is writing!
You’re invited to a front-row seat to the 1960s and sunny southern California where winters are mild, summers are hot, and kids find their way into all sorts of trouble. Join the fun as Debbie lives up to her unfortunate nickname and shares the trials and tribulations of growing up. From trying to be more girly (and failing miserably) to exciting adventures with her brother and the neighborhood kids, to facing humiliation at school, Keeping Secrets is a heartwarming, funny, and very real book about growing up female.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Journals of the Big Mouth Bass
Open to US & Canada
Ends 7/26

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