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Brenda Whiteside's Debut Novel- Sleeping with the Lights On

By Brigittethompson
Today we welcome Brenda Whiteside to Writers in Business. Brenda has been writing all of her life in one way or another from the captions on her childish artwork to teenage psychedelic scrolls to her current novel. After publishing several short stories, she turned to writing novels. Brenda Whiteside's Debut Novel- Sleeping with the Lights On
Brenda, tell us about your novels
My first novel, Sleeping with the Lights On, was published by Wild Rose Press in the summer of 2010. Brenda Whiteside's Debut Novel- Sleeping with the Lights On
Are there any other books in the works?
Yes, An Elfin Secret will be released in November 2011 as part of an anthology (Warm Christmas Wishes); Tattoos, Leather and Studs will release in November 2011 as a short e-book; Honey On White Bread, a novel, will release in January 2012; and It Happened After Midnight, a novelette, will release in 2012.
Congratulations on the success of your writing! What inspires you?
I have two main sources of inspiration. One is real life stories of people close to me. Sometimes an event someone experienced will be a springboard for my book and other times it might be a path of discovery that person is on.
My second source of inspiration is maturity. I enjoy writing about women who are 40 plus and having an adventure of the heart or taking a new direction in their lives.
My life is also blessed with three creative soul mates. My son, a singer/song writer, lives with his lady in a far off western town in the pines. My husband, an excellent photographer who captured my heart nineteen years ago and her dog, Rusty, who creates joy (and is the smartest dog in the world).
Brenda is available for book club and speaking engagements. You can find her online at

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