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Deb Spera

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Call Your Daughter Home is my first novel. I've also been published in Garden and Gun, L.A. Yoga Journal and Six-Fold. A television producer by trade, I have produced many television shows including Criminal Minds and Army Wives. I was born and raised in Kentucky and currently reside in Los Angeles with a couple of kids, a very cool husband and two rescue mutts.

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Deb Spera I don't entertain writer's block. I try and write everyday even if it's just a little and then I try and walk so whatever I'm trying to circle has a…moreI don't entertain writer's block. I try and write everyday even if it's just a little and then I try and walk so whatever I'm trying to circle has a chance to bubble up in my brain. I've just published my first book and am just now finishing all the publicity so I'm just now brewing on the next idea. I'm trying to trust the process and give myself permission to fail. (less)
Deb Spera For me it's giving myself the respect to follow my own voice. I've not given myself respect for a long time in my life, and now I am. I find if far…moreFor me it's giving myself the respect to follow my own voice. I've not given myself respect for a long time in my life, and now I am. I find if far preferable.(less)
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It's a daunting thing to publish a novel. I wasn't sure what to expect. I had high hopes and low expectations, I've found life works better for me this way. What I've learned is that trying any creative venture offers many gifts along the way. This book is no exception The gifts this book has given me are numerous: new friends, connection with family I'd not had before, travel, readers who are... Read more of this blog post »
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"Thank you, Deb Spera, for telling this story of strong rural women in South Carolina during the early 20th century. I have often wished for the skill to tell the stories of my Orangeburg County, SC, great-grandmothers from this era. This was a com..." Read more of this review »
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"“It’s easier to kill a man than a gator, but it takes the same kind of wait.”
Brilliant opening line from a fantastic first novel from Deb Spera. This is a book about motherhood and sacrifice and what we do for our children. It is also about trifli..." Read more of this review »
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“Children are such a wave, the birthing and caring and rearing. When you’re in the throes it all seems interminable. Then, whoosh, it’s over. I don’t know why I was surprised when the children grew up, but I was. I thought, in their youth, it would last forever. Now I see that it was my youth, not theirs that was speaking. The past is now and now and now.”
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“Your mama knew you ’fore you knew yourself. Mothers don’t leave. She’ll be back.”
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“Polite make-believe is weary business, and there is no one better at this than Southerners.”
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