Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I thought I should use my first blog as something of an introduction for those of you who don't know me! I've lived in many places over the years, but I'm currently residing in a very remote section of Missouri north of Hannibal. There's ups and downs to living away from civilization, but while I miss the excitement of a big city, I do love the scenery. I've been married 24 years to the world's most patient husband. He's a counselor and football coach at the local school, which means Friday nights spent on cold, hard benches, watching kids run into each other...sigh. I have two teenage sons, both in college although they both still live at home and commute. I don't think they'll ever move out :) My oldest is in a death metal band that has confiscated my garage as their studio. You can't imagine how much fun it is to try writing a love scene with the house shaking and a dozen kids yelling at the top of their voices.
I started my career twenty years ago...wow, I'm old. It took me ten years to finally get published writing regencies (which I love) under the name Deborah Raleigh. I still write historicals, but a couple of years ago I decided to turn my love for all things Buffy into words. I began writing the first in the Guardians of Eternity just for my own pleasure. I love the combination of fantasy and humor and it crept into the book even when I was trying to be dark and brooding. Ah well. It was actually my editor at Zebra Publishing that suggested we make the book a first in series, for which I'll forever be grateful. I've loved the journey and I hope my readers will too.
Living in the middle of nowhere means I love to chat about anything related to books with fellow readers, so I hope you'll jump in and let me know what's on your mind!
All the best,