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How Do You Define Heaven?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 24 April 2014 · 82 views

Everybody has their own idea of what they want heaven to look like. One thing I used to think was that I’d like there to be a huge information database that can answer any question I ever wondered about. Except, … Continue reading

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Lost Stories: Talk About Terrible Titles

  Posted by Deb Borys , 09 April 2014 · 61 views

It’s been a while since I played the Story Start game here.  That’s where I pull out an old manuscript that I began but never finished for one reason or another. Sometimes they make me laugh about how horrible they … Continue reading

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Authors Wanted for Event in DeKalb

  Posted by Deb Borys , 03 April 2014 · 62 views

Originally posted on In Print:
The DeKalb Public Library is looking for local authors for their third annual Writer’s Yarn.  Any local author interested in participating at the fair to promote their books, meet fans, interact with fellow authors or…

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Fooling The Fish

  Posted by Deb Borys , 01 April 2014 · 42 views

April “opens” summer and while you may have thought its on-again off-again weather is the impetus for the April Fool’s Day tradition, the origins are actually so old no one knows where it really started.  But if you read the … Continue reading

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My Words in Art Form: An Autumn Afternoon

  Posted by Deb Borys , 31 March 2014 · 57 views

In Print Professional Writers is a group based in the Rockford area that is affiliated with the Chicago Writers Association, of which I am now a member. They have come up with an interesting idea called Word of Art.  Writers … Continue reading

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Nurture vs. Nature: Fostering Kids Can Make A Difference

  Posted by Deb Borys , 27 March 2014 · 55 views

As I was researching background on my character Booker T. Brooks for the next Street Stories novel, I found this blog by foster mother Shelley Cadamy.  She posted the video below that shows the life of a foster child through … Continue reading

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Homeless Teen Documentary has reached its goal

  Posted by Deb Borys , 20 March 2014 · 72 views

Originally posted on STREET STORIES Novels:
Earlier this month, on my author blog, I mentioned a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about three homeless youth and their struggles to stay in school and make a life for themselves.  I am…

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The Homestretch – A documentary about 3 homeless teens trying to make their way

  Posted by Deb Borys , 06 March 2014 · 62 views

I am excited that the Kickstarter campaign to complete this documentary about three homeless teens has almost reached its goal, but with only 23 days left to go, I want to encourage you to consider contributing to what sounds like … Continue reading

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Love Me, Love Me Not? Then Pimp My Book

  Posted by Deb Borys , 27 February 2014 · 71 views

I risk ostracism by my friends and family and tell all in a hopefully humorous guest post today on www.bookbrowsing.wordpress.com.  I’m not sure if my intent was to guilt people into buying my book or to sabotage my chances of … Continue reading

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I Should Start Jounaling Again

  Posted by Deb Borys , 26 February 2014 · 54 views

A blog is no substitute for a journal, and a journal is no diary.  In a journal you lay it all out on the line, turn yourself inside out.  You don’t bother with recording the weather or life events.  You … Continue reading

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