Thursday, November 26, 2009


I am thankful this and every year for my family and their continued good health. This year I give special thanks for the birth of my first granddaughter, Annabella Debra Carr.

I am thankful for good, loyal friends who have stood at my side these past years as I've mourned the death of my husband, Dave.

I am thankful to have met Marty, my wonderful gentleman friend who is a brilliant photographer and gardener.

I am thankful that my Muse has finally risen from the ashes and again allows me to fulfill my role as storyteller, and that The Gift is finally in print and available to my readers.

Finally, I am ever-so-thankful for my dear, loyal readers. What would a writer be without readers? And vice-versa...? Since all writers are readers--and I do wish I knew who first said "scratch a writer, find a reader"--I proudly wear both hats.

Books, stories, worlds beyond the one in which we live. Escape. There are no boundaries. No limits. Only our imaginations and the written word. All entertainment depends on writers--on storytellers.

Let us all remember next time we go to a movie, watch television, read a novel, a story, or even see a commercial, that a writer somewhere had to put words together to make the moment possible.

And give thanks for the miracle of Story.

Readers and Writers. We make quite a pair. Don't we?

Have a safe, joyous, healthful, and fulfilling Thanksgiving.

And happy reading!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Signing in Wichita, Kansas

Over the river and through the woods...

We'll be heading to my hometown to spend Thanksgiving with my dad, and I'm doing a signing on Black Friday. Hope to see you there.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

November 27th, 2009 Book Signing
Noon - 2:00 PM
Deb Stover will meet readers and autograph copies of THE GIFT.
4600 West Kellogg
Wichita, KS 67209 for more information

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Denver Signing

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Deb Stover & Robin D. Owens will meet readers and autograph copies of their new releases: THE GIFT and Heart Change at:

Who Else?
Broadway Book Mall
200 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

Forget the Broncos and come to a book signing! See you there.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Super Bookseller

If booksellers could be Superheroes, Beth Anne of Beth Anne's Book Corner in Colorado Springs would be my nominee. Robin D. Owens and I signed in her store Saturday, and we had an incredible day, thanks to Beth Anne's pre-selling of our new releases. This woman really loves what she does and it shows!

Thank you, Beth Anne. And thank you to all our readers who either came to the signing or contacted Beth Anne to arrange to have THE GIFT signed for mail order.

Beth Anne & Deb

Beth Anne & Robin

Bella's first booksigning with Grandma
(she's on the dedication page along with her Grandpa & Great-Grandpa)

All photos by the marvelously talented Martin Yaslowitz, who also managed to get his name on the dedication page.... :)

Happy reading, all.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Welcome Guest Terri DuLong!

Author Terri DuLong has been gracious enough to stop by and answer some questions about her new release, Spinning Forward.

Welcome, Terri! Please tell us about your new book (I love the cover!).

Terri: Thanks, Deb. A New Englander born and bred, the last place Sydney Webster expects to find herself starting over is on an island off the west coast of Florida. Yet here she is in Cedar Key, trying to pull herself together after her husband's untimely death, and the even more untimely revelation of his gambling addiction. Syd takes shelter at a college pal's bed and breakfast, leading her to discover her true identity and feminine soul. Her passion for spinning and knitting draws attention due to the unique composition of her wool and a door is opened. She finds herself in the embrace of a community rich with love, laughter, friendship . . . and secrets. A tale of new beginnings, old friends and lives forever bound.

Deb: It sounds fascinating. What pulled you into the story and made you think "I have to write

Terri: The actual people of Cedar Key, the small town where I now reside, made me feel I wanted to write about the closeness and caring of a small community. As far as my main character, not all women have the final say-so when it comes to decisions or financial matters in their marriage and although it may seem fine and easy at the time, my story deals with the fact that women owe it to themselves to be aware of these issues. For Sydney, her uninvolved attitude came back to bite her.

Deb: What is your favorite thing about writing? What is your least favorite thing?

Terri: I'd have to say my favorite thing about writing is all the feedback I get from my readers. Their comments on my characters, plot, how my story affected them, etc. Least favorite? Call me Pollyanna, but I really don't have one. I love writing and the feeling of accomplishment when I finish a story.

Deb: How do you fight writer's block?

Terri: I've never really had "writer's block." I've had episodes where I momentarily get stuck about where to go and what will work to take my plot forward, but when that happens I get away from the manuscript for a few days. Give it time to percolate a little. However, I'm constantly thinking about it the entire time and somehow I find my way back to where I want to go.

Deb: If your novel were made into a movie, who do you envision playing your main character? The love interest? The villain? And what part would
you play? And why...?

Terri: For Sydney, my main character, I envision a few actresses. Sally Field is the major one but I could also see Michelle Pfeiffer or Rachel Ward being my Sydney. For the love interest, Noah, I envision Richard Gere or Kevin Costner. I honestly can't see myself as any of the characters. Ah, I know. Maybe Miss Polly, the hairdresser in town because she gets all the gossip and as a writer, I love gossip and details!

Deb: Please name the five movies and the five books you want with you if stranded on a desert island.

Terri: 5 books would be:
A Woman of Substance, To Kill a Mockingbird, The House at Riverton, The Shellseekers and The Thornbirds.

5 movies would be:
Casablanca, Pretty Woman, Saving Private Ryan, Ghost and Steel Magnolias.

Deb: What is next for you?

Terri: My Christmas novella that I'm doing in the anthology with Fern Michaels headlining will be released November 2010, the same time that my second book in the Cedar Key series will be out.

Spinning Forward released by Kensington Publishing Oct. 27, 2009
Book #2 in the Cedar Key Series and a Christmas Novella with Fern Michaels headlining the anthology to be released November 2010.

Thank you for joining us today, Terri. I look forward to reading
Spinning Forward. For more information, I invite my readers to visit your site and blog: and

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Gift by Deb Stover

On sale now...

Barnes &
Independent Booksellers
Beth Anne's Book Corner (contact for autographed copy)

Happy reading!


We Voted

Princess Bonnie and I--she's 23 now, which seems unbelievable!--voted yesterday. Did you...?

If you give up your right to vote, you give up your right to bitch. So...if you didn't vote yesterday, be silent. ;-)

~Deb and Princess Bonnie

PS: Yes, Princess Bonnie has Down Syndrome, but she is very active with me in the voting process. She enjoys it, understands the names of different candidates, and is excited about the entire process. Some people have objected to her right to vote. Imagine that.... Just because she has an extra # 21 chromosome doesn't make her a non-citizen. In fact, since she's Native American, she's more "citizen" than I....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Launch Party

My first signing for The Gift is scheduled at my favorite bookstore, Beth Anne's Book Corner. Since this book has been such a long and painful process, and so many of you have been so patient, I want this first signing to have a party atmosphere. Beth Anne is known for hosting the world's friendliest book signings. We have more than one reason to make this signing a party. My signing mate, Robin D. Owens, will also be celebrating her birthday! Rumors are there will be cake, in addition to her wonderful new release, Heart Change.

When? November 7th, 2009
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where? 1532 N. Circle in Colorado Springs, CO (behind Baskin Robins on west side of street)

If you can't make it and would like to order an autographed copy of either and/or both book(s), call or email Beth Anne and she will have us personalize it and send it to you. Phone: 719-471-7545. Email:

Please join us if you can.

Happy reading!


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