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Debra Purdy Kong

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I've been writing and publishing mystery novels, short stories, personal essays, and articles for over 30 years. I guess the most well-known publication I've been published in is Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul.

Both books in my Alex Bellamy series, TAXED TO DEATH and FATAL ENCRYPTION centre around white-collar crime and take place in Vancouver.

My newer series features transit security cop, Casey Holland. THE OPPOSITE OF DARK was released in March 2011 and DEADLY ACCUSATIONS was released in March 2012, and BENEATH THE BLEAK NEW MOON was released in September 2013.

I've worked at a variety of clerical jobs over the years, raised a family, then worked in retail and later in security. Now, I'm a full time writer.

I live in BC's Lower Mainland a
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I admit it. I’m slow to take good advice. For instance, writing colleagues often recommend great how-to books, yet it takes me ages to get around to reading them.
Several people have recommended books by Donald Maass over the years, so I finally took the plunge and read TheBreakout Novelist while preparing notes for an urban fantasy I’m working on. Honestly, the book was so inspiring that I f... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 22, 2016 09:00
Average rating: 3.95 · 129 ratings · 59 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Fatal Encryption

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OPPOSITE OF DARK, THE

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Taxed to death

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Beneath the Bleak New Moon

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Deadly Accusations

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DEEP END, THE

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Dead Man Floating

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The Deep End

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FATAL ENCRYPTION (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: What happens when murder, extortion, and computer hacking threaten lives, and the man hired to save them is in way over his head?
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Craig Lockman is in for a shock when thirteen-year-old Jessie shows up on his doorstep, asking if he’s her father. That she’s been followed by a group of vampires isn’t as shocking as the prospect of having a daughter. Monsters are nothing new for th ...more
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Reaper Lana Harvey pulls souls from dying people, then transports them on her ship (co-owned with her friend Josie), across the Seat of Eternity, to other realms. Lana lives in Limbo City, a bureaucratic world with little pay, an obnoxious boss, and ...more
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message 8: by Debra

Debra You're very welcome!


message 7: by Debra

Debra Rai wrote: "Congratulations on your new release, Deadly Accusations, Debra!

Wishing you continued great success! :)

~Rai"


Thanks, Rai. It's going to be an interesting couple of months with all of the promotion to do!


message 6: by Rai

Rai Congratulations on your new release, Deadly Accusations, Debra!

Wishing you continued great success! :)

~Rai


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 4: by Debra

Debra Hi Christine, good to hear from you. In July, I donated ten books to the Books for Prisoners program. I'm going to send more to another program this fall. Thanks for this incredibly great organization. It's wonderful to be a part of it.

All the best,
Debra



Christine Hi Debra,just dropping by for a visit. http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
Don't forget to check out the SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



message 2: by Debra

Debra Thanks, Christine, and I wish you a great week too!

Debra



message 1: by Debra

Debra Thank you for your kind comment about my website, Jeannie. I try to keep things friendly and simple, which about sums up my life :)

Hope to talk to you soon!



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