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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Q5: Heavenly inspiration

  • Let Leavenworth resident and author Rue Verra DeVeron tell you about her new book, "Married Yet Single."
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  • Let Leavenworth resident and author Rue Verra DeVeron tell you about her new book, "Married Yet Single."
    "I talk about my life, the devastating effects of a dysfunctional marriage, and the areas of my life affected by it," she writes on the book's back cover.
    "People make the mistake of trying to hide who they really are for acceptance, position, and a host of other reasons. In my opinion, that bit of deception is right up there with making a deal with the devil. It never ends there, nor does it end well."
    "Married Yet Single" is roughly 424 pages and is intended as the first of four books DeVeron hopes to write. The author has more in this Q5 with the Leavenworth Times.
    1. Rue, why did you decide to write a book about your life experience? How long did it take and where can people purchase it?  
    "Actually this book was a mandate by God. I have always enjoyed writing in my journal. But, writing a book was never a dream or aspiration of mine. I began writing this book in 1984.
    "However, due to my husband's illness, I was unable to devote the time needed to complete the book until after his death. You can purchase the book online at www.xulonbookstore.com, or by calling (866) 909-2655, or amazon.com-kindle, apple-ibook, or barnes&noble-nook."
    2. What is the book about and what challenging events did writing the book help you better cope with?
    "The book is my memoir of a few of my life experiences. Writing the book for me was an exercise in obedience, consistency, focus, discipline, patience and determination. I had to lean and depend solely on the Lord’s guidance and instruction to write the book."
    3. You've said that people make the mistake of trying to hide who they really are for acceptance, position, and a host of other reasons. Do you think this may have contributed to some of the difficulties you experienced in your life?
    "Most definitely. Whenever you go against the grain and decide to stand on your own rather than follow the crowd, you always get flack.
    “God has taught me to remain focused on my goals until they come to fruition, leave people to their own devices, and let life and time take care of the rest."
    4. One of the themes in your book is that people can drive others into negative behavior and situations. What have you learned over the years that has helped you the most become a positive person and a problem solver?
    "Speak little, listen a lot, form your own opinions, don’t answer or react quickly. Many times people will press your buttons just to see your reaction.
    Page 2 of 2 - “My mother used to say, 'A dog that will bring a bone will carry a bone.’”
    5. Do you have plans to write other books, and if so, will they be a continuation of your life story?
    "Yes, I am currently working on the three sequels alluded to in 'Married Yet Single.'
    “Those topics are presented in more depth and detail."
    - Rimsie McConiga
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