Thursday, May 17, 2018

10 Confessions: S.K. Derban, Author of Circumvent @skderban

10 Confessions from Authors is our newest feature!  Here you will find authors from all walks of life and all genres telling us their top ten confessions.  Our guest today is S.K. Derban, author of CIRCUMVENT.

About the Author

Born in the United States, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries.

Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience. The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Circumvent is the third mystery novel for writer S.K. Derban.


1.      I secretly wish my husband could make desserts like Ruggiero in “Circumvent.”
2.      When I am stuck on a paragraph I get up and sort laundry.
3.      “Uneven Exchange” was the first book I wrote, and the second book published.
4.      “For No Apparent Reason” was my first published book, but the second book I wrote.
5.      When I write dialogue I pace and act out the scenes. (Good thing I am usually alone in the house!)
6.      I have a boyfriend book crush on Ruggiero Delémont in “Circumvent.” I think it is because he reminds me of my husband.
7.      Whenever I think of a good sentence, or hear a great name, I jot the idea on any scrap of paper available. I have a desk drawer filled with the colorful note papers.
8.      I would prefer to look like Nikki.
9.      Call me crazy, but I thought once my first book was published I would have more time to write!
10.  I dream of renting a beach house, or cabin in the woods, and being able to write for an entire month!

 About the Book:

Author: S.K. Derban
Publisher: Touchpoint Press
Genre: Mystery


Imagine living in a quaint, beach front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems… When French born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, her job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki becomes Mrs. Ruggiero Delémont.

When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. When she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize.

CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.




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