~Release date: December 3, 2014~
With her terrible penmanship, writing a novel was never Debra’s lifelong dream. However, as a little girl she loved playing with her mother’s old typewriter, and she did pretty good in typing class in high school. So, when she grew up, she got a job in NYC, where she did a lot of typing. And she spent a lot of hours commuting by train. To pass the time, she read a lot of books. All sorts of books. Syfi. Horror. But Romance was her favorite…
One day, in 1999, she came home from work, sat in front a blank document on her computer, and attempted to write her first romance. It was awful. But after more years of hobby-writing, researching how to write, and studying the romance genre, she finally joined the RWA and LIRW in 2011, where she met a great group of writers at all levels of experience. And through the Long Island Romance Writers chapter, she met a publisher in May 2014. The publisher asked for three chapters, then the whole manuscript! By August, Debra cleaned up the story enough that the publisher offered her a contract, which put her over the moon!!