Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year To All!

I want to begin 2007 with a sincere wish to all for a peaceful, rewarding and wonderful year.
See you all soon...Debra

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another Computer Nightmare

Another computer nightmare

It seems like just yesterday I had my last computer nightmare. But I know it was probably over a year ago. Only this time my problem wasn't with the hard drive.

My nightmare began a week ago. These annoying sounds began coming from my computer. Bells and whistles going off for no apparent reason. The little arrow my mouse points wouldn't go where I wanted it to go. I couldn't type the letter y. I never realized how many times I use that letter.

Call tech support, this little voice inside my head said. No way. Been there, done that many times before. In most of those incidences I ended up fixing the problem myself. Determined to solve the problem on my own, I went to work. Three days later, the computer is on its way out the window when I caved in.

Two hours on the line with tech support running the same test I'd already done and the tech guy tells me I need a new keyboard. He'd transfer me to hardware so I could order it.

Tech support cost me $41.00. New keyboard, $29.00, shipping included.

Next time I'm going directly to the hardware department.

Today the frustration has passed. My new keyboard arrived. Three days before it was due to ship. Imagine that!

Until Next Time...Debra

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Organic Farming

I just watched a news report on the growing demand for organic food. When I began my Fay Cunningham Mystery Series, you heard little news about organic farming. Over the years I’ve been known to do things before others. Perhaps that’s why Mitch Malone, one of my main characters, retired as police chief to become an organic farmer. Wish I could remember exactly how I came up with Mitch’s new line of work. I’ll have to dig out the original notebook I used for character sketching when I began the series.

It seems agents and editors don’t want a mystery series unless it has that super powerful hook. We have hooks that include, recipes, wineries, hairdressers, house cleaners, veterinarians, and a ton of others.

Dare I say it? Have I been incorrectly marketing my series? After all, I don’t recall a series that teams a retired police chief, turned organic farmer with a menopausal small town newspaper publisher. You have to admit the odd pairing makes creating conflict on the page inevitable. And of course a whole lot of fun for me.

Until Next Time...Debra

Saturday, October 14, 2006


As promised, Lonnie Cruse posted the interview she did with me on her blog today. For those interested, just give a click here to read it.

Comments would be appreciated. Until Next Time...Debra

Friday, October 13, 2006


A Book Trailer For My Thriller Redemption

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Maybe if I post it here, I'll remember-or someone can remind me-Lonnie Cruse will be interviewing me on her blog October 14th. She's interviewed a lot of authors so you might want to go have a look now. Here's the link.

Until Next Time...Debra

Monday, September 25, 2006

Deadly Arrows by Debra Lee

A NOVEL trailer for Debra Lee's new Fay Cunningham's mystery, Deadly Arrows

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Publisher Works Fast

And I mean fast. Deadly Arrows just went live on my publisher's website. Now don't forget, this is only available as an ebook. But that shouldn't be a problem. It's not a thick book, just long enough to tell the story I needed to tell. I have an excerpt posted on my website

But if you're ready to make the purchase now, give a run over to my publisher's website.

I'm anxious to hear what readers have to say about Deadly Arrows. If you're one of them, give me your thoughts on the book.

Until Next Time....Debra

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Deadly Arrows-Cover Art

My publisher just sent me a copy of the cover art for Deadly Arrows and I had to share. The only problem is blogger won't let me upload the picture. So if you want a look run on over to my website. I love the cover. How about you?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Great News!!!!

Drumroll please-The great-wonderful-celebratory news is-another drumroll please! Deadly Arrows, the long awaited sequel to A Dangerous Woman is going to be published very soon. I'll update you as soon as I have the release date. In the meantime I've put up an excerpt on my website. So give a run over there, scroll down to where it says read excerpt and click. I hope you'll want to read on to see if Fay stays out of the murder investigation of Mitch's niece, per his request, or if she just can't help herself and does some snooping around.

Be back with you the minute I have more news to report. Until then...Debra

Friday, July 21, 2006

War-torn Lebanon

My emotions are all over the place again. I wrote my love story, Heartbeat years ago. After the bombing in Beirut when over two hundred of our G.I.'s were killed. At the time, all I could think about was the heartache those dead soldiers families suffered. Eventually, these two characters started to talk to me, telling me to write their story. Hence, Heartbeat.

Heartbeat is the story of two young lovers compelled by fate to live apart, yet destined to love each other forever. Moving from Pennsylvania to California and finally war-torn Lebanon, this is a genuine love story.

I don't want characters who suffer the aftermath of this dreadful violence in Lebanon to start talking to me again. Please stop the killing.....Until next time...Debra

Monday, June 12, 2006

What I've Been Doing

One thing I've been doing is creating a page at I can't believe the number of authors I'm finding there. Here's the link if you want to go have a look. It took me a while to figure out how to add my book covers. I needed to learn more of that dreaded coding stuff. It's really not that hard.

Something else I've been doing, which is a lot more fun than learning codes, is more research for my next Fay Cunningham book. I can't have Fay trying to outrun a killer on a jet ski without some first hand knowledge on operating one, now can I?

You probably noticed my hair style's differnet in this picture. I thought I'd go long again. Don't tell anyone, but I think it has something to do with turning fifty recently. Maybe that's another reason I'm jetting up and down the Susquehanna River most weekends. If I don't drown or get run over by a speed boat, I'll give a more detailed report on my river adventures soon. Until next time...Debra Lee

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Knee Surgery

Well, I didn't chicken out! Had the surgery and am doing just fine. I have no pain, imagine that! I only had the arthoscopic surgery so I was able to walk on the leg right away. The downside is that I don't get to sit on the butt for as long as I'd planned. Instead of spending hours escaping into other worlds reading the oodles of books I have here, my sitting time will be spent writing. But that's not all bad. I'm sort of anxious to see how Fay solves this next murder. At least I hope that's how it turns out. Now I'm off in search of a clue.

Until Next Time...Debra

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Another One!

Isn't it about time for another update? The question was put to me again. So here goes. I've been taking another look at the sequel to A Dangerous Woman. All finished for now. Next up, knee surgery. Ouch! I've been putting off the necessary repair work. Now I'm about to take the plunge. Though I could chicken out the day of... Provided all goes as planned, I'm about to have loads of free time to write. I mean what else can one do while sitting with leg elevated? This is a great opportunity to plop the butt on my recliner, arrange laptop on lap and peck away at the keyboard. I've already done a sizeable chunk of work on the third Fay Cunningham mystery. So the plan is to move closer to the finish line during the recovery period from knee surgery.

The next time I'm reminded my blog needs an update, I hope to report a successful surgery and murder. Until next time...Debra

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Update You Say!

I've had a few complaints. You must keep your blog updated, a friend said. Okay, how about this for an update. I finally left my slow dial-up connection to the world and now use DSL. Wow! The speed is amazing. Why haven't you done this sooner, you ask? Well, it's only recently become available where I live, sort of in the boon docks. But if truth be told, I dreaded changing my email address at a zillion locations. Not to mention I'll have to reorder business cards and other promotional material containing my email address.

Besides updating my email address everywhere, I'm rewriting a manuscript for the-okay, I'm not mentioning numbers here. Let's just say I'm doing the last draft. One can dream you know.

Until next time...Debra