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Deb Vanasse

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Eclectic author of 15 books published with six different presses: literary fiction, books on the craft and business of writing, narrative nonfiction, books for children and young adults. Alaska is home and inspiration.


Average rating: 3.82 · 211 ratings · 73 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Alaska Sampler 2014: Ten Au...
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Cold Spell
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Out of the Wilderness
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What Every Author Should Know
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Ah, summer! No matter where you live, it feels so fleeting. What’s an author to do?
I’ve known writers who refused to write in the summer—and not coincidentally, these writers haven’t published much. While writing’s not all nose-to-grindstone, it is hard work, and unless there’s anything other than a self-imposed deadline looming, most of us find it far too easy to fill our time with other acti... Read more of this blog post »
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Write Your Best Book by Deb Vanasse
"After reading and reviewing “What Every Author Should Know”, I leapt at the chance to receive an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of Deb Vanasse’s latest book for writers, “Write Your Best Book.”

Vanasse begins by dissecting the “exceptional book” which..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the first “How to” book for authors and those who want to be that I’ve read (and I’ve read a lot of them) that covers ALL of the bases involved in writing and publishing your book, from the nuts and bolts to the mindset of an author.

First,..." Read more of this review »
What Every Author Should Know by Deb Vanasse
"I was sent a copy of this book to review by the author.
I thought at first the book wasn't going to be of much interest to me: I'd worked my way through the process of publishing three e-books this last year and was already familiar with many of t..." Read more of this review »
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“You need the capacity to see beauty even when it’s not pretty every day.”
Deb Vanasse, Alaska Sampler 2014: Ten Authors from the Great Land: Fiction - Biography - Memoir - Humor

“We have choices between living life to its fullest and trying to live life to its longest,”
Deb Vanasse, Alaska Sampler 2014: Ten Authors from the Great Land: Fiction - Biography - Memoir - Humor

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Deb Vanasse New year, new inspiration for authors! What Every Author Should Know by Deb Vanasse On book publishing and promotion, no matter how you do it. "The best book I've read on the subject." ~ Jeffrey Wetherington Sr.


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Deb Vanasse For the next 20 days, reviewers can download for free and get a chance to win one of three Amazon gift cards! http://storycartel.com/books/452/a-di...


message 4: by Deb

Deb Vanasse Wow! 637 entries in the Goodreads giveaway for Out of the Wilderness, with books headed to five lucky winners all over the country. Today's the last day of the "Summer Solstice" special for a free Kindle edition, and the softcover is now available on Amazon, too. Happy reading!


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Deb Vanasse Happy Solstice! My acclaimed YA novel Out of the Wilderness (grownups like it, too!) is FREE June 21 & 22 on Kindle; also Goodreads giveaway for the softcover ends June 22.

“Never mind those Alaska reality shows—this is the real Alaska. Deb Vanasse writes with the authority of one who’s been there, her prose as fresh and piercing as a winter sunrise. As one of her characters tells us, ‘once you’ve been in the wilderness, a part of it will always be with you.’ This coming of age story, like the Alaskan wilderness, will leave a lasting mark on those it touches.” Debby Dahl Edwardson, National Book Award Finalist, My Name Is Not Easy

http://www.amazon.com/Out-of-the-Wild...


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Deb Vanasse Lots of iconic women on here, or so I hear! I recommend joining some groups.


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Buddy Guy I used to be a member of Goodreads many years ago. Or what seems like many years ago. Thanks for reminding me about this site again.


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