Interview with Danielle Presseault – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Danielle Presseault

Author Danielle Presseault is a child of God and forever grateful for His love and grace in her life.  She has a wonderful husband and two young adult children who makes her proud every day!

She is a Christian life coach, college instructor, community chaplain, as well as associate pastor working alongside her husband of twenty-two years.  She loves working with people and is always priveledge to journey with others.

Her hobbies include reading and writing, playing family board games, seeing a play or a musical and simply relaxing in the great outdoors, preferably near a body of water. 

Tell me more about your latest book 

The Ripple Effect is a memoir of a particularly intense time in my life. It mainly covers my early fourties, but then dips back into my earlier life at times too. It’s a story of God’s healing from abuse, shame and even debilitating pain. It’s a journey that swings from seeking healing from God to hiding from God and then finally learning that He really is the only safe place to fall.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

The most challenging aspect for me to write, was to tactfully describe abuses that I had been through. My goal was not to sensationalize the abuse, or to tear down my abusers, but instead to shine a light on these taboo topics, particularly in the Christian world.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

I used Amazon and KDP Publishing in partnership with LIFEWISE BOOKS. I found the experience with Amazon to be very user-friendly and I will definitely go the same route with my next book.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

I have definitely found that writing has been a part of my healing process and such big part of my healing has been spiritual. So, yes, from that perspective I would say that writing has been a spiritual practice. I have also found that the Holy Spirit has guided me in writing. I remember waking up one morning with every title of every chapter downloaded into my mind. I quickly jotted it all down to remember. So in that sense too, writing has had a spiritual aspect.

How many books have you written so far?

This is my first book:

The Ripple Effect

God’s Invitation to a Pastor’s Wife to Heal her Pain & Shame

I am currently working on my second book:

Overcoming Spiritual Barriers

What’s the best way to market your books?

I think by putting myself out there. Doing interviews for radio stations and podcasts as well as being a speaker at events. 

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

The hardest thing for me has been getting myself out of the way. Because this was a book that I felt God leading in, I just needed to continually remember that it’s not about me. It’s His story that He had used me in. Because it’s His story, I can leave the outcome with Him 

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t lose sight of your goal. If you have a story to write, get going on it. Make a plan and stick with it. There were times when I only worked on my book for two hours per week, because that was all the spare time I had. I never let it go. Don’t give up on yourself.

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