Friday, December 16, 2005

Happy Holidays

To those who celebrate I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I know I'm a bit early, but I might not make another appearance before the holiday. I can't believe I have my shopping and wrapping almost finished. I even baked cookies. Of course we're on our second Christmas tree. We've been putting up a real one again. There were a few years we went with artificial, then back to the real McCoy. Over the years I've had kitties climb the tree and I was forever picking balls and lights off the floor. But I can't blame the little furbabies on the need for a second tree. When my husband brought the first one in the house, I had trouble looking at the bean pole. So out the door it went and tree number two entered. This baby is gigantic-takes up half the living room. It's beautiful. Until next time...Debra

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Giving Thanks

Popping in to wish all who celebrate a wonderful Thanksgiving. I keep reminding myself I've much to be thankful for. I know I've been an absent landlord of my blog again. Of course there's no excuse. But will it help if I tell you I've been firming up an old manuscript? I've also suffered some heartbreaking family issues which have taken a tremenduous amount of my time. No, I've no desire to share. But I will once again tell all I've much to be thankful for and will give special thanks on the upcoming holiday I've always shared with my family. Until next time...Debra

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I'm Back

I apologize for being an absent landlord of this blog. Now that I'm approaching the big five O and just celebrated my thirtieth wedding anniversary, time seems to fly by at lightning speed. Never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all I want. I honestly don't understand when someone tells me they're bored. Who has time for boredom?

Now that fall has arrived, my favorite season, I plan on plunging into the third book in my Fay Cunningham series. I already wrote a large chunk of the story in my head. Next up is getting it on the computer. I'm hoping an agent or editor soon says yes to the sequel of A Dangerous Woman. But is New York interested in a menopausal small town newspaper publisher who is constantly trying to remain one step ahead of landing six feet under? I know readers are waiting for Fay's next adventure because they've told me so. Stay tuned folks because I promise it won't be long before Deadly Arrows will be available. Then after Fay dodges a few deadly arrows she's going to be on the water. I'll tell you more about that adventure a little later. Right now I need to give Fay a few pointers on how to keep a jet ski upright while doing donuts.
Until Next Time...Debra

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Link Exchange

I finally took time to figure out how to add links to this blog. Sometimes I'm not very technology savvy. It took a while to learn how to do the coding. Truthfully, it took hours. Anyway, for those who'd like to exchange blog or website links, just give a holler. But don't wait too long because I can't guarantee I'll remember how to do this next week. Until next time...Debra

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Redemption at

I'm doing the happy dance. I just made a swing by and found Redemption for sale on the main page. Go have a look

I'll dance on the table if I see it land on their bestseller list. Back to dancing until next time....Debra

Friday, August 19, 2005

Redemption Cover

Now that I'm figuring out how to add photos, I thought I'd upload the new cover for Redemption. Let me know what you think. I hope you find it as gripping as I do. Until next time...Debra

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Nightmare

Whew!!!! I finally made it back. Sorry I've been gone for so long. I've noticed in life, at least mine, when the days seem to be sailing by smoothly it isn't long before something comes along to knock the wind right out of me. That's what happened a few weeks ago. I was sitting in my recliner, notebook computer on lap when I decided to put work away and read the newspaper. So I put the laptop on the floor, refill my empty glass with iced-tea and settle back in the chair with paper spread across my lap. Of course, one of my many cats is stretched out on the top of my chair, napping. Guess the rustling of the newspaper disturbed her sleep because she unexpectedly jumped down, knocking over my tea I had on the end table next to me. You guessed it, every drop splashed across my laptop. If memory serves correct, I think I froze for a few seconds, eyes glaring at the black screen on my monitor. Gertrude the cat killed my computer. My life's over. Just a few thoughts that torpedoed through my head. At some point during the days that followed, I actually felt some relief. Maybe someone is trying to tell me I'm spending way too much time in front of a computer. Need to take some time to smell the flowers. Instead, I dried out my wet computer like the owners manual said to do. You know, took the blasted thing apart and let it air dry for twenty four hours. In the meantime, I'm fighting with my dinosaur of a desktop to try and get online. Not having much luck. Put laptop back together, have the same black screen. Finally get online long enough on the desktop to fill a shopping cart at Dell for a new laptop. The computer died before I could checkout. I finally called Dell and was able to speak to a live person and checkout that way. New computer was shipped. By the time this new baby arrived, my son had a friend repair the laptop I thought Gertrude fried. Everything was still there on the old baby. I didn't lose a thing. But the thought of losing all of my files, email addresses, website favorites, etc. was a worse nightmare than the hours spent fighting with the old desktop to get online. Lesson learned, backup your files so when disaster strikes you won't end up with a zillion more gray hairs.

The nightmare is over and life is good again. Back to the smooth sailing until next time. For those who might be wondering, Gertrude is alive and well. But there were those moments when...Actually, she did get the cold shoulder from me for a while. But all is forgiven. After all, I could've knocked over that drink just as easily. So lesson two learned. Never leave anything liguid sitting close to laptop.

Be back with you soon...... Or one can hope......Debra

Thursday, June 30, 2005


Great News! Redemption is now available for purchasing. So for all you wonderful readers who enjoy a good suspense story I invite you to order your copy today. Here's the order link Or you can run on over to my website to read an excerpt before buying The book is only available as an ebook right now. But that means you can place your order and start reading right away. Oh and since I love to hear from readers, please let me know your thoughts on the book once you've finished it. Until next time.....Debra

Friday, June 24, 2005

New Cover-Website Update

I'm jazzed. I received the new cover art for Redemption today. I'd appreciate comments. So whenever you get a spare minute, how about running over to my website and having a look. I've updated the site if that will help entice you to make the trip. Next up I hope to be letting you know when the book will be available. Until next time, be well....Debra

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Here We Go Again

I can't believe I've done it again. I haven't posted for almost a month. Several reasons. But I won't go into all of them. I will tell you I've been one busy beaver though. More personal issues taking up my time than writing. So dare I ask what you all think about the M. Jackson verdict? I wasn't surprised, but certainly disappointed. Now all you MJ fans don't send hate mail. After all we're all entitled to our opinions. Guess it's safer to talk more about my storytelling. The good news is my novel Redemption will soon be reissued. I'm waiting to have a look at the new cover art. This is a short novel. I loved spending time with my main character in this book. I think I might have to bring her back in a future book. Then there's the chameleon. He's another character readers have said they'd like to see again. So just maybe.....Okay, time to do some serious plotting. See you all next time around. Debra....

Sunday, May 15, 2005


I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted anything. Not much to report. I'm still looking for an agent/publisher for Deadly Arrows. This book was tough to write. But I think it turned out pretty darn good. Here's a brief synopsis. Small town newspapering sounded like a great idea to Fay Cunningham until the day a killer tried to nail her hide to a tree with a razor sharp arrow. Now she must convince a young whippersnapper police officer, Mitch Malone, and his redneck family that the arrow didn't come from a hunter who mistook her for a deer. Just because the woman who was charged with firing another deadly arrow into Mitch's niece hung herself in her jail cell, didn't mean the tight-knit Pennsylvania community is now free of a cunning murderer. And Fay must prove it with lightning speed before the next arrow lands her six feet under..... So what do you think? Sound interesting to anyone? Come on people, give me your thoughts on this........Be back with you soon...Debra

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Redemption News

Redemption will soon be available once again. I just finished signing a contract for the reissue of the book. Stay tuned for the release date. What I can tell you is that A Dangerous Woman, Heartbeat and Redemption will all be with the same publisher for easy ordering. Next up is locating a publisher for the sequel to A Dangerous Woman. Be back with you in a bit... Debra

Thursday, March 17, 2005

A Great Day In The Neighborhood

I love to hear from readers and got a really great surprise from one today. The hubby and me were having dinner at a local restaurant when a woman came up to me and wanted to know when my next book was coming out. She couldn't stop praising my writing. She'd read A Dangerous Woman. Her eyes lit up when I told her I'd finished the next book in the series. That's when she went on and on about how she could relate to my main character, Fay Cunningham. Her enthusiasm waned a bit when I told her I didn't know when the book would be published...still in search of a publisher. Any takers out there? The woman made sure I jotted down her phone number and address so I could contact her as soon as I had a date for the release of Deadly Arrows. Her words of how she felt like she'd walked into Fay's life and didn't want to leave, made it a great day in the neighborhood for this author. Until next time...Debra

Wednesday, March 16, 2005


For those of you who haven't taken the opportunity to order a copy of my thriller Redemption, you will have to wait a little longer. The book is temporarily out of print. I'm on the hunt for a new publisher for this novel. As soon as I find one, I'll announce it to the world. So stay tuned. In the meantime, why not give one of my other books a read. Hop on over to my website and have a look at the excerpt for Heartbeat and A Dangerous Woman. Then if you are so inclined, click on the purchase button. Don't forget to let me know what you think once you've finished reading because I love hearing from readers. Until next time...Debra

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Debra Lee Figuring Out How To Blog

My first attempt at blogging was Nov. 2004. Then I quickly forgot about it. Now I'm back to try and figure out how to do this. In my first post I was finishing work on my latest mystery novel. Guess what, I finished it. Next step is to interest a publisher. Any takers out there? This is a sequel to A Dangerous Woman, in the Fay Cunningham series tentatively titled, Deadly Arrows.

Hopefully I won't forget about this and can update my blog weekly to let readers know what I'm working on or not. I do tend to get sidetracked by other things often. So until next time......Debra Lee