Sunday, November 30, 2008

Authors Did You Know ????

Authors did you know???

That to us, your fans, you are celebrities ???
Yep !!!
In my travels and in business, when I meet up with an author I have read and followed over the years, or one I am just becoming familiar with, it’s like I am meeting
A STAR !!!
I am star struck, I’m excited, I want your autograph, I want to take a picture with you, I want to hear about who you are and what your about, I want to know all about your next book and when it will be out, I want you to know how I feel about your books,
Do I sound like a stalker?
Don’t worry I am far from that
I am not planing to re-make the movie Misery!!!

Reading certain authors year after year and new ones too, I feel some what connected and loyal to those authors. I have listened to many of them speak about the journey and have agonized with several over deadlines.

I pre-order,
I rejoice and email congratulations when they have made a list be it major or minor. I talk about the books and post reviews. When I see a comment I’ll forward it to the author, just in cause you missed it.

This past summer at the National Book Club Conference, I finally got to meet Travis Smily, Eric Jerome Dickey, Pearl Cleage, Vickie Stringer, Walter Mosley , Trice Hickman, and Tina McElroy Ansa, just to name a few, but these in particular, were icing on the cake for me!!! I tried really hard not to gush and act like a groupie, I’m quite sure all of my trying went out the window, because I had a huge KOOL-AID grin on my face the whole 3 days. Eric, Pearl, Vickie, Trice and Tina, I got to listen to them talk to and take photos with them.


Eric Jerome Dickey
I Love Eric !!!Wooooo Wooooo !!!!!

Walter Mosley

Vickie Stringer

Virginia DeBerry, Donna Hill And Donna Grant

What surprises me MOST TIMES……
Is that all egos are left outside the door. They were loving us as much as we were loving them. No attitude, WOW.

Trice Hickman

I’ve always said I would rather meet an author than a movie star simply said. Why ?? No ego, attitude, or paparazzi

What consistently blows my mind in meeting these Celebrities, and yes that’s what they are to me is that they as wonderful as there stories are, and they are very regular down to earth people who really do care about what we the
groupies ERRRR The Fans, say and they do appreciate us as much as we do them !!!
WELL… MOST OF THEM , but that’s another blog LOL

So I continue my quest to have all of the 1000's of books I own, autographed and to have pictures taken with my Most Favorite Stars on Earth !!!

Simply Said !!!
Debra Owsley

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Thursday, November 27, 2008


What are You GRATEFUL FOR today???

Count your blessings and be Thankful, not just today but everyday
Happy Thanksgiving Day (365)


Think and Thank


Bless you real good

What are You GRATEFUL FOR today???
Debra Owsley

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lord' Williams Author Interview

Hello Lord, how are you!

Tell us, what led you to write Shadows of The Heart?

I released Shadows of the Heart for so many reasons. The book has a paranormal feel to it because I wish to reach those who has physic abilities, to let them know they’re not crazy, most important to embrace their gift and not reject who they are. –The spirituality overtures and scriptures are aim directly at Christians, where I confront the core of our/their faith. –In Shadows, I try to display life as it effects you, I and those we live with. The classic battle between Good and Evil.

Are any of the characters you or someone you know?

This question is asked all the time, and it is so unfair, and that’s for reasons I cannot go into. –But the book is fictionally based on actual living people (and this is the first time I admitted so). –Some events are true, most are not. Who is who, I will never tell. These people are trying to find, or maintain peace within their lives, and I must respect that.

What genre is it?

Fiction – Suspense, Romance,

What is Shadows Of The Heart about?

A husband and wife trying to reconcile their marriage before all hell breaks loose. The main character William, knows he’s about to die, but he don’t know when, or how, and he doesn’t know that woman he put out the house a month earlier is returning to him where she must decide to kill him or not.

What were the easiest and the hardest parts to write?

I easiest parts to write were the sex! LOL. But the rest of it was a job. –This book The Unicorns has been a work in progress for over 15 years. Dealing with real life, and real issues these people faced.

How do the Unicorns fit into the story?

Straight from out the King James Holy Bible. Many people believe unicorns are fairytales, but they are mention 10 time in the bible, along with the many references to the Horn. Unicorns are one of those cannot explain topics so it’s much easier to say “there is no such thing”, or “they got it wrong” –Instead of understanding that everything in God’s world is not privilege us in our degenerate state of existence.

I know your just starting this writing journey, but how has it been?

The publishing world is really a journey. I am learning, which makes it easier to accept, because I like learning. –There is a lot to this business, and that’s something new writers and authors don’t realize, this is a business, and it’s not an easy one to conquer.

Does Shadows have a sequel coming?

Oh yes,
A Stem full of Thorns. So get a box of tissues because there will be cheers and tears at the end.

As a writer, what has been your epiphany?

That I am not an writer. I am a story teller. I have always wanted to be an author, because I have the ability to teach, and help many through the art of telling a story.

What was the killer line in the book for you?

There are a lot of parts in the book I just love, but what kicks at me more than anything is when William explain the tattoo on his back. It jaw dropping.

When should we expect it?

Shadows is available where ever books are sold. If you local bookstore don’t have it, tell them to get it.

What do you like to read?

I have a wide range of genres, drama, suspense, mystery, crime drama, fantasy, horror.

What did you do while writing? Music etc?

I usually play music. I would create playlist, CD’s, tapes, whatever with inspirational themes.

When you finished writing Shadows, how did you celebrate?

You really don’t wanna know, but I’ll tell because you asked. I broke out a cheap bottle of Champagne for the wife and I. Finished our glass and got busy.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself having a wider audience and larger following, if that be God’s will.

What do you want people to know about you?

I want people to know I am just like them. –More than what the eyes can tell.

What is your Book and Contact information?

The title of the book is “Shadows of the Heart” 2nd edition. The book is available everywhere books are sold, or purchase it from my website where I will autograph it for you, and send you free gifts.
The book is OUT!!!!!
Order your copy today!!!
$10.00 plus S&H
Click the Buy Now button to Order your copy!

Debra Owsley

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

All About Me !!!

If you are curious and wanna know who I am and what I am about….
Read my BOOKMARKS, are they will give you some idea !!!
It's what I do But it's All About You !!!
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Donna Hill Author Interview

Donna Hill is my DEAR FRIEND as well as one of my favorite authors. She is so real and down to earth it’s like we have known each other forever, To show you how small the world is, Donna worked at the library that I used to hang out in when I was a teen. We probably passed each other a million times, but met face to face 3 years ago. Donna has a wicked sense of humor and loves music as much as I do. I am very proud to say I own almost all of her 50 plus books and anthologies. Donna is my friend and I adore her, OH and I am the President of her FAN CLUB

Hello Donna Hill , how are you!
As always I am stressed and crazed but it's all good!

Tell us, what led you to write Seduction and lies?
Well, S&L is the sequel to Sex and Lies. It brings to the spotlight one of the new cartel members Danielle Holloway, who is immersed in an identity theft assignment. I thought of the storyline because of all the incidents in the news about folks having their lives totally ruined by identity thieves.

Are any of the characters you or someone you know?
Aw, hell naw! LOL. My life is no where near as interesting.

What genre is it?
Romantic Suspense

What is Seduction and lies about?
Well, as I mentioned it centers around an identity theft ring that is wrecking havoc on New York. Danielle who is a fashion photographer gets pulled into the assignment when her best friend and fellow cartel member, Savannah can't handle it as she is in her first trimester of pregnancy and and Mia has to go out of town on business. Danielle has to get a crash course in Cartel operations in order to pull it off, and she must keep it all a secret from her live-in lover Nick Mateo. Nick and Danielle have their own personal identity issues as well, which are revealed through their hot and steamy relationship.

This is book 2 of a series right?
Yes it is. The first one was Sex and Lies


What were the easiest and the hardest parts to write?
Hmmm, now that its finished it all seems easy! LOL. It's not so much that it was hard or easy, but just having the time to dedicate to pulling it all together and making sure that above all I brought the characters to life.

Does Seduction and lies have a sequel coming?
It sure does! And guess what? The first three chapters of the sequel Temptation and Lies is in the back of Seduction and Lies!

Has writing Seduction and lies, given you any AHHH HAAA moments?
I think it would be the discovery that Danielle makes about herself. Working that out in my head and then on paper gave me one of those moments.

How has your writing journey been?
My journal has been long, pretty successful, full of surprises and constant challenges.

How many books have you written?
Wow, well over fifty.

Not calling any of your babies ugly, but which was your favorite?
Hmmm, I would have to say Rhythms

As a writer, what has been your epiphany?
That it never gets easier!

What was the killer line in any of your books for you?
"I may as well tell you now. You'll find out soon enough. I slept with my best friends husband . . ." from An Ordinary Woman.

Let’s talk about Donna!

What do you have brewing?
I am currently working the "What Mother Never Told Me," the followup to Rhythms. As well as Book 4 of The Ladies Cartel.

When should we expect it?
Fall 09

Who do you like to read?
Hmmm, James Patterson, Bernice McFadden, Toni Morrison, Carleen Brice, Pearl Cleage

What are you reading right now?
A Mercy by Toni Morrison

What did you do while writing? Music etc?
Try to concentrate on my work and not surf the internet!!

When you finished writing Seduction and lies? How did you celebrate?
Vegged out on TV!!

What is your one guilty please?
Buying electronic gadgets!! sigh..

Debra….. Yes I want that new Kindle you just got !!!!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully a successful publisher.

What do you want people to know about you?
That when it's all said and done, I'm real regular. With a crazy family, bills, aggravations, faults and shortcomings just like everyone else.

What is your Book and Contact information?
Donna Hill Website
The Donna Hill Fan Club
Blogtalk Radio call in and chat with Donna
Sunday nights from 6-7:30 pm EST.

Charade! is back same steamy story with a brand new sizzling cover
On The Line...Available Wherever Books Are Sold
Sex and Lies Available Wherever Books Are Sold... Book 1 of The Ladies Cartel series
Thanks Donna!!!

The feisty women who sell Tender Loving Care body products are hiding a secret: they're undercover operatives in The Ladies Cartel—the flip-side organization of TLC Cosmetics. They're sworn to an oath to never reveal their clandestine activities, and not even their families know about their alternate lives.Danielle Holloway is the newest member of the group. Her first assignment: infiltrate a ring of identity-theft criminals. With cool wit and seductive charm, Danielle uses her skills to piece together the clues, and she's shocked to discover a cloud of guilt hovers over her beau, the very sexy and charismatic Nick Mateo.

SEDUCTION AND LIES by Donna Hill ON SALE NATIONWIDE DECEMBER 1, 2008. Be sure to get your copy from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10th, 2008

Holiday Contest!!
Those who purchase the book between Dec. 1 through Dec. 10 and send me a copy of the receipt by Dec. 15 will automatically be entered into my holiday contest. Details of where to send your receipt is located on at my fanclub website.

1st prize A Victoria's Secret Gift Certificate
2nd prize A Gift Basket of Body Products
3rd prize Autographed copies of 3 of my hardcover novels

Readers which are your favorite Donna Hill Books???
Debra Owsley

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz

The Vision Board:
The Secret to an Extraordinary Life
by Joyce Schwarz

I so want this book for Christmas.
I’ve always believed that when you visualize what you want, you really focus on it. If you focus on it, you convince you’re mind that it’s really possible to have the life you want. What the mind conceives you can achieve. I’ve heard great things about this book and author.

The bookmarks that I make are a type of a “mini vision board” They have wonderful and inspiring quotes and bits of wisdom that you can carry with you!
I am also inspired to create Vision Bookmarks!!! You can have mini pictures on it of your Vision of your life.
Give this book as a gift for the holidays and add a Vision bookmark, created just for the receiver!!!!
How cool is that!!!
Debra Owsley

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Loving Tina McElroy Ansa, Herman and Lena !!!!

Tina McElroy Ansa on
Black Authors Network
With Ella D.Curry

This Is My Favorite Book Of All Times
Love Lena And Herman !!!
Listen to her interview, and me GUSH !!! LOL

Chatting with Tina McElroy Ansa on Blogtalk radio

Monday, November 17, 2008

Best Buys for the Holiday

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Debra Owsley

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

President Obama

These pictures are of President Obama and Family on election night. They moved me to tears again
Rosa sat so
Martin Could walk
Martin Walked so
Obama could Run
ran so
children can fly

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Christmas Tree!!!

Hello Authors,and Book Lovers,
My name is Debra Owsley and I am the owner and creator of Simply Said Reading Accessories I create by hand a full line of bookmarks, and book thongs, for book lovers. As an avid reader myself, I have designed this line with us in mind. They come in many categories, such as motivational, provocative, wit and wisdom, I love my pet, and a children’s line and more.
During this holiday season what would more perfect and fitting to give your fans and fellow book lovers? They also are great gifts for teachers, your children’s classmates, your church congregation, your co-workers, or and one else you want to give a thoughtful and useful, inexpensive gift to for the holidays. If you have a lot of people to buy for, you can buy assorted packages, mixed and matched for your needs .I also can create mini packages for specific people on your list by request, to make it even more special. I also do custom work if you want to create “Giftmarks” for your fan base.
They are wonderful stocking stuffers and they will fit into a holiday card for easy mailing. Please visit my site
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I Hope You Dance

Barack Obama
I danced in the street last night. I hooped and hollered, and I danced. Barack Obama won the presidential Election. My whole neighborhood was out screaming and crying. I laughed and joined in the celebration, but I didn’t cry. I reflected. On all those who made this possible. For all those who died for this. I danced into the tune of The Track of My Tears. They were dancing in Kenya, China, and New York and all over the world. My boys, whom I adore and my youngest who voted for the first time, danced with me. There was no “MOM WHAT ARE YOU DOING” they understood. They were as proud as I was. I danced in the street for joy. I danced for pride of this moment. I danced for the fact that I never dreamed that I would see this in my lifetime. I danced because I felt so many of us were on the same page. I slept last night literary in fear that I would wake and something had changed, they mis-counted, all the electoral votes were wrong. I woke this morning and turned on the T.V. which I never do in the morning. Presidential Elect Barack Obama won by a landslide, which is what I prayed for. That’s when I cried, and I danced some more.
I hope you dance
“It’s not the color of his skin; it’s the content of his character”
Martin Luther King is dancing too!
Amen and Amen,
I am full,
All I pray for now is 8 years,and that he and his family will be safe.


Dancing with God
3 kinds of people
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