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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. ...more

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Deb Spera I don't entertain writer's block. I write everyday even if it's just a little and then I walk so whatever I'm circling has a chance to bubble up in th…moreI don't entertain writer's block. I write everyday even if it's just a little and then I walk so whatever I'm circling has a chance to bubble up in the brain. I've just published my first book 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 pr…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 tho Read more of this blog post »
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Although I liked this much better than Where the Crawdads Sing, it will be hard for me to recommend. Spera does an excellent job weaving the lives of three socially and culturally varied women together. The growth of Gertrude is plausi" 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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“It’s easier to kill a man than a gator, but it takes the same kind of wait. You got to watch for the weakness, and take your shot to the back of the head.”
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“No. None of us get what we deserve. We make the best of what we got.”
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