Deb’s Writing World

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…

2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Deb’s Writing World

  1. Habisha is a wonderful name for your blog Deb! And the About Me part is so aptly put…I love your blog’s simple look. Somehow, I had a feeling you would definitely mention Ethiopia here.

    I am going to visit more often and read further but for the time being…I just want to say the blog is a great move!

    Keep writing always and I know you will 🙂

    • Zaira,

      Thanks for the comment. Will go on your site and look at it, but am not able to at the moment as I’m visiting my daughter for a few days. Talk to you when I get back.

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