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Debra Purdy Kong

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January 02

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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 2011, followed by DEADLY ACCUSATIONS, BENEATH THE BLEAK NEW MOON, THE DEEP END and most recently KNOCK KNOCK.

I've also published two humorous novellas, DEAD MAN FLOATING and A TOXIC CRAFT featuring campus security guard Evan Dunstan.

I've worked at a variety of clerical jobs over the years, raised a fa
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[image error]Two weeks ago, I blogged about my struggle to find a title for my 6th Casey Holland mystery, I’ve been giving titles a lot of thought since then, especially since I’m closing in on finishing the 6th draft.


Thanks to all of those who provided helpful comments, and I’ve managed to come up with a shortlist of candidates. To me, each of the eight listed below speaks to the theme and/or...

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Fatal Encryption

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The Opposite of Dark

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Taxed to death

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Beneath the Bleak New Moon

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Dead Man Floating

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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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