Category: The Self-Reliant Woman

EMPulse2 release date!

This coming week, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, EMPulse2 comes out in print, available at all fine bookstores! EMPulse3 is in progress. This will conclude the trilogy. If there are any questions you have about something, someone, or some event in the story that you would like answered in this final episode, please ask! here or […]

Question 4

(I have intentions of adding a new question every week.  Sometimes life gets in the way.) Q4: What do you find the hardest part about writing? And what’s your favorite and/or easiest part? Anna.

Question 2

Q: How much time do you devote to writing? Rita M. What’s your process of writing like: Do you set a daily “this many pages” or “write for this long” goal? Do you send chapters to editors/beta readers along the way or wait until the end? Do you outline the story arc ahead of time […]

Question: How do you pick character names?

Questions: How do you pick character names?


to help me write an informative biography, I’d like my readers/fans to ask me questions. What would you like to know about me? it can be anything … though if it’s too personal I might not answer.. LOL So far I have questions like: How do you pick character names?… Is John a real person? […]

Time Shadows

Good news! I’ve got another book that was just released, Time Shadows is a fun paranormal time travel. What happens when an 800 year old sorceress sends a modern day woman back in time? answer: anything!


Book #6, the final episode, in The Journal Series, is now live on Amazon in ebook.  Print will be available on May 18.  It has been an awesome journey for me.  Thank you all.  

Winter is coming

It’s a cloudy, dreary day out, weather wise, but I have a sunny smile!  I just finished checking off my “Winter Prep – Fall Chores” list.  This computer saved list helps me keep track of all the things I need to get done before the snow flies … and snow will be here soon. Being […]

A Prepper’s Cookbook

I did an interview with Time, Inc. about my new cookbook.  I’m very pleased with how it was presented.

fan input

I’m 2/3 done with writing The Journal: Martial Law. This is book #6 and the final one of this series. Here’s your chance for some input: I’m asking my fans, readers and family, what would you like to see finalized? What unanswered questions do you have, and what loose ends would you like to see […]

The Reef Roamer on sale

for this weekend only, get The Reef Roamer for only 99¢ starting July 22, 2016

The Reef Roamer

well, it’s here.  Today is the release day of my latest book, The Reef Roamer!   please let me know what you think of my first attempt at romance writing.

The Reef Roamer

I wrote the Reef Roamer back in 1992, as personal therapy.  After the Journal became such a hit, I decided to re-write and update my very first full length novel.  It is now available for pre-order and will be release on July 19,

interview and give-away

here is a link to the interview I did a few weeks ago.. includes a give away on my cookbook.

busy spring, busy summer

It’s been a whirlwind of writing and publishing! Since January, I’ve released The Journal: Fault Line (book #5); The Journal Trilogy (#1,2,3), A Prepper’s Cookbook: 20 years of cooking in the woods.  Next month, July 19, something a little different comes out: a romance novel, The Reef Roamer, and in September, EMPulse comes out in ebook […]

The Journal Trilogy

The Journal Trilogy, Cracked Earth, Ash Fall and Crimson Skies, is now available … to bookstores! (and online).  There are some Barnes & Noble that will have it on the shelf, where as it’s available in a book catalogue to ALL bookstores.  So, you can go to your favorite store and they can order it for you. […]

The Journal Update

For those who have followed my stories, I’m happy to make a couple of announcements. First, Book #5, The Journal: Ground Zero, is complete.  Release date is still scheduled for mid-April Next, The Journal Trilogy (books #1, #2, #3, combined into one book) will be released in February AND will be available in bookstores! Last, […]

A Preppers Cookbook: 20 years of Cooking in the Woods

well the cookbook is done and is being edited.  It’s scheduled for release in June 2016.  Why so long?  It’s going directly into bookstores!  and that takes time for marketing.  It will also be released to Amazon in print and ebook, so you don’t have to go to a bookstore for it.   In the […]

How I got into prepping – Deborah’s Bio

I have a hard time talking about myself and what I have done with my life.  I feel I had a rather normal childhood growing up in Detroit with a brother and three sisters; my father worked two jobs and mom stayed home until I was ten.  School was always easy for me, I learned […]

The Journal: Raging Tide (book #4)

release date has been set for book #4 After half the town died during a flu outbreak, Allexa Smeth was a lost soul.  Colonel James Andrews knew what was needed to pull her out of the deep hole of depression she was in, and suggested a road trip.  They set out to find the rift […]