My name is Deb and perhaps I should share a little about me. I was born in the United States, raised in Ethiopia. My family returned to the US just before I turned 13. “Habisha” is the Ethiopian word for native. I am in the funny position of not feeling like a habisha anywhere, because I am what’s known as a Third Culture Kid: born in/of one culture, raised in another and having adopted bits of both.
But that’s only my background, not why I started this blog.
I am a writer – and I’ve been doing so since, well, I don’t know when. I think I’ve always had a pencil or a pen in my hand scribbling away at something. The girls in my dorm remember me making up stories when I was little.
I was always better at fiction, so when my mother suggested I write my favourite Bible story while I was pregnant with my daughter, I took her up on the challenge and eventually, years later, my first book, If I Perish was published.
I am encouraged by my beautiful, brainy daughter, who also writes, to be more active on this blog. I will be sharing some about my work – or works – in progress, maybe where I think I’m going right, where I know I’m going way wrong but don’t know how to fix it, and some of my writing processes. You’ll definitely see theme, sentence, maybe some free-form ideas, background information for stories and what I and my Muse are excited about. You’ll probably even know when my Muse is most definitely NOT happy with me and giving me fits. It happens.
At the moment, I have eleven manuscripts either completed or in the works. I am rewriting Perish and hope to republish it in the next year or so. I also hope to publish the first three novels of my Inspector Blake mystery series.
Enough for now. Onward! I have to write…