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DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched Deb’s writing career. Twenty-five years, thirty-five books, and numerous awards later, she's still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. Her novels have won RWA's RITA Award, the ACFW Carol Award, the National Readers Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. She is also a three-time Christy Award finalist. Deb is a recent Missouri transplant, having moved with her husband, Ken Raney, from their native Kansas to be closer to kids and grandkids. They love road trips, Friday garage sale dates, and breakfast on the screened porch overlooking their wooded backyard. Visit Deb on the Web at www.deborahraney.com.
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Deborah Raney While taking a break for a few hours or a few days is sometimes just the cure, the only thing I've discovered that truly breaks through my times of wr…moreWhile taking a break for a few hours or a few days is sometimes just the cure, the only thing I've discovered that truly breaks through my times of writers block is to just keep writing . . . trudge through the uncertainty and blank idea slate and just write anyway, even if you're writing horribly. You can always go back and fix it later. (less)
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What a fun question to answer! Both of my daughters, 10 years apart in age, attended Southeast Missouri State, met their husbands the second day of college, and married and settled down in Southeast Missouri. They are both elementary school teachers, and I will soon have four grandchildren in Missouri. We visit often, and love Cape Girardeau. I figured it would be fun (and make the research easy) to write about a place I often visit and have grown to love.

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Home to Chicory LaneThe first book in my new Chicory Inn Novels series from Abingdon Press has been recognized for several awards and contests recently!

• Home to Chicory Lane is a finalist in Foreward Reviews magazine's INDIEFAB Book of the Year award.

• The novel is also a finalist for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, sponsored by the Southern Magic RWA Chapter.

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