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Did you have a gala day May 1?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 07 May 2014 · 63 views

I forgot to post this excerpt from my 1937 Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia on May 1.  According to them, May Day, as it’s traditionally called, has always been a gala day. May Day and the Maypole dances that go along with … Continue reading

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Give BIG May 6: Double Your Money for a Good Cause

  Posted by Deb Borys , 06 May 2014 · 41 views

I’m sure you have heard me mention Homeless in Seattle, a Facebook page that posts the photos and life stories of homeless men, women and families to ignite an awareness of the reality of living on the streets. The page … Continue reading

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Writers Yarn Author Fair May 31 – Dekalb Haish Memorial Library

  Posted by Deb Borys , 05 May 2014 · 75 views

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“A chilling and tension-drenched thriller”

  Posted by Deb Borys , 28 April 2014 · 39 views

Originally posted on Bend Me, Shape Me:
Starza Thompson over at Windy City Reviews gave Bend Me, Shape Me a long and marvelous review today. Below are some of my favorite excerpts, but I really hope you will click through…

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How Do You Define Heaven?

  Posted by Deb Borys , 24 April 2014 · 85 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 · 62 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 · 66 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 · 44 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 · 59 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 · 56 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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