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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.
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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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And so another month rolls by… In some ways, it felt long, and in other ways it (as so often happens) has zoomed by. News Sadly, there has been very little progress on WARRIOR’S TOUCH’s road to publication in the last month. Grimbold Books are busy with multiple books to sort, along with submissions to ... Read more...
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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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“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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“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
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“The truth is, everyone likes to look down on someone. If your favorites are all avant-garde writers who throw in Sanskrit and German, you can look down on everyone. If your favorites are all Oprah Book Club books, you can at least look down on mystery readers. Mystery readers have sci-fi readers. Sci-fi can look down on fantasy. And yes, fantasy readers have their own snobbishness. I’ll bet this, though: in a hundred years, people will be writing a lot more dissertations on Harry Potter than on John Updike. Look, Charles Dickens wrote popular fiction. Shakespeare wrote popular fiction—until he wrote his sonnets, desperate to show the literati of his day that he was real artist. Edgar Allan Poe tied himself in knots because no one realized he was a genius. The core of the problem is how we want to define “literature”. The Latin root simply means “letters”. Those letters are either delivered—they connect with an audience—or they don’t. For some, that audience is a few thousand college professors and some critics. For others, its twenty million women desperate for romance in their lives. Those connections happen because the books successfully communicate something real about the human experience. Sure, there are trashy books that do really well, but that’s because there are trashy facets of humanity. What people value in their books—and thus what they count as literature—really tells you more about them than it does about the book.”
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“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future.”
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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
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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 ♥ Mancandy) *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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