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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. ...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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"My first 5 star review of 2021. This is a heartbreaking book, but even with all of the hardship and tragedy, it still gives the reader a sense of hope and triumph. It revolves around three women who could not be more different, yet they find themselv" Read more of this review »
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"Solid 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this book. Annie, Gertrude and Retta are so different but similar at the same time...you can’t help but fall in love them.

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"Deb Spera's work of historical fiction deals with the rough subjects of abuse, racism, and poverty, and still, somehow her book leaves you believing in the goodness of mankind. Powerful, beautiful writing.

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I think in life we are tasked with finding the deepest of truths and speaking them out loud, but first we have to educate ourselves otherwise we are just spitting in the wind. Abram Kendi educates in this incredible book. He breaks down and defines w ...more
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Thank you so much for reading! I learned the song as a child. Go tell Aunt Rhody is how I remembered the song and what I researched it as. It does seem everyone has a variation of this song from their youth. Thanks again for reading and I'll be at th See Full Answer
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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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“No. None of us get what we deserve. We make the best of what we got.”
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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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