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Deborah Mitton

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Hi there, my name is Deborah Mitton.
I was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. I’m the middle child of seven, with two older sisters, one brother and three younger brothers.

I fell in love with the written word and story telling early in life. My older sisters would read aloud 20th century poems to me to prepare for oral school presentation. As a result I recited the Ancient Mariner or The Highwayman almost word for word before I could read. My father loved history and I remember watching the Nuremberg trials, war documentaries and talk shows on war issues on television. He was over seas and said that he saw the best and the worst of mankind and we should be aware of its dark side. Perhaps that's why I'm drawn to dark thin
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Deborah Mitton Thank you for asking Rebecca.

I do have a plot plan - and yes there were perhaps too many characters at the first of the book. That being said, this is…more
Thank you for asking Rebecca.

I do have a plot plan - and yes there were perhaps too many characters at the first of the book. That being said, this is book one is my series and I wanted to introduce characters that would be in the other novels.
I fell in love with most of my characters and I didn't think that Seth would nominate the story the way he did. Crafty little devil, isn't he?(less)
Deborah Mitton Thank you for asking Julie :o) I'm the middle child of seven - (two older sisters and one brother...three younger brothers). Growing up in the 50's…moreThank you for asking Julie :o) I'm the middle child of seven - (two older sisters and one brother...three younger brothers). Growing up in the 50's and 60's before cable and the internet we were entertained by being read to. I knew and could recite 20st century poems before I was in grade four. History was my first love and I read anything I could find on European royalty / wars and the US civil war.

I noticed that there was little to read about Canadian History that wasn't boring.
So I took a chance and after retiring started to write about Canadian History (Saint John my home town mostly) and used my second love - Suspense - thrillers to make it interesting. My second novel - One for Sorrow will be before Canada's Confederation.
I have been doing a great deal of research .... did you know that Benedict Arnold lived in Saint John before traders kicked him out for not paying his bills.

I also love Dickens, Elizabeth Goudge and Stephen King...

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What a great story.

I will admit that after reading the first portion I had to put it down because it so was brutal and raw. I was upset and I thought if the whole novel is like this I will not be able to read it.

Gratefully it wasn't, don't get me wr
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