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Deb E. Howell

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Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness... then traded both for fiction.

Deb lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with her family and a menagerie of pets.


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Deb E. Howell For me, the best way to deal with Writer's Block is to... write.
I may be struggling with a particular project, but that doesn't mean I can't write…more
For me, the best way to deal with Writer's Block is to... write.
I may be struggling with a particular project, but that doesn't mean I can't write notes to myself about other things, or even about the project itself. Often, I just need to write myself through whatever problem I'm dealing with... with pen and paper.(less)
Deb E. Howell Well, the best feeling comes when someone spends hours in your book and it's not wasted time -- they're successfully entertained. That feels great.
The…more
Well, the best feeling comes when someone spends hours in your book and it's not wasted time -- they're successfully entertained. That feels great.
The best thing would probably be the rush you get when inspiration strikes. It can be elusive, but when it comes it's awesome.(less)
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Hey, hey… So, I have been thinking about the way life works and how it’s really tricky trying to fit regular blogging into life, but also how regular blogging can be a good thing. And so I have come up with a plan… a monthly recap blog post, interspersed with the occasional “I gotta share […] Read more of this blog post »
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Description: For Llew to heal, something must die. For Llew, a young pickpocket living as a boy on the streets of a wild mining town, the real problems begin when she survives the gallows. Forced to run, she persuades a group of fighters escorting a young girl to her wedding to let her travel with them. On the journey Llew faces hostile tribesmen, desperate bandits and, the enmity of her own companions should they find out who and what she is: a girl, a fugitive, and a feared Healer. One of the fighters, Jonas, possesses superhuman prowess as a warrior, and carries the knife with the power to ‘kill the unkillable’; the knife that can kill Llew. Despite being of races at war for centuries, they are drawn to one another. During the journey, they encounter Braph the magician, Jonas’ half-brother and potential nemesis. He pursues them as they journey across the sea to the continent of Phyos and just when Llew finally feels safe, he abducts her. Now he will take what is most precious to him: her blood. Healer’s Touch is a fast-paced mix of fantasy, steampunk and Wild West adventure – and even a dash of romance!
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“They want your sons.”
“My–? But I don’t… ew!”
Deb E. Howell, Healer's Touch

“could see. He pulled his arms from her and loosened the next button, letting her explore further. Her towel, no longer held firm about her, fell to the floor. “Oh, what did you do to Karlani?” he asked, unbuttoning the rest”
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“If you gotta scratch the itch, scratch it. Or, if you want to do away with the day job, scratch, itch or no!”
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Deb Hazel G. ( I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Fifty Shades obsessed* wrote: "Hi Deb! Thanks so much for accepting my friendvite. Can't wait to read more of your work. Good luck and happy success!"

Thanks Hazel (o: I really appreciate your review. It's awesome! And I look forward to sharing book 2 with you. It's gonna be good (o;


Hazel G. (I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . Hi Deb! Thanks so much for accepting my friendvite. Can't wait to read more of your work. Good luck and happy success!


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