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I am a reader first, a writer second. I write emotional stories that reflect my optimistic idealist nature: always seeking the silver-lining, especially in the darkest hour. I was fortunate to be raised on a hobby farm where my passion for reading, and all things furred and feathered, was indulged. When I wasn’t adopting stray cats …

Deb’s Writing Room

Where I note my thoughts on life, writing, and the writing life.    

The Books

Dear One Series                                                                                                          …

Book Baby Blues

There’s a little-known disorder that affects some authors that very few people, except other authors, knows about. Readers certainly don’t know, at least the ones that do not follow regularly, an author whose suffered it—and talked openly about it: Book Baby Blues. Authoring, revising, editing, and polishing a book is an intense labour of love. …

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The longest journey begins and ends with a single step

2018 has proven a wonderful year for me. I realized a long-held dream in publishing not one, but two novels! I also spent an amazing spring and summer traveling around BC with my husband in our travel trailer. We enjoy our home-away-from-home (and my mobile office) so much, we’re already itching to get out in …

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We need it. I need it.

I wrote on Facebook recently my challenge to remain positive in what seems a Tsunami of awful news throughout the world of late, and I received many encouraging remarks and virtual hugs. I can’t express how much that means, and truly makes a difference, in how I feel. I believe we can all, at times, …

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Paralysis and Gratitude

I’ve been working from the cosy bright nook of my kitchen since August, when my youngest son’s friend moved in with us for a few months to complete a co-op work-term required as part of his University degree. The location change plants me directly in the hub of household activity. It’s not ideal. And I’m …

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