|Deborah Malone ~ freelance writer and photographer|
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Rose, thank you for having me on Write Moments with God. I hope my readers will discover your blog and learn a little something they didn’t know about me as well.
My dad was from Opelika, AL and my mother was from Cincinnati, OH. It’s so true when they say opposites attract. My dad had moved to Alabama to work for General Electric. While my parents lived there, my two older brothers, Bill and Curtis, were born. In the early 1950’s the family moved to north Georgia where my dad was transferred to work at GE. I wonder sometimes how I would have turned out if we’d stayed in Ohio – I’d be a *&^% Yankee, rather than a Georgia girl. This past summer we had a reunion of my mother’s family in Cinn. I hadn’t seen some of my relatives for 40 years. It was so much fun!
My mother had RA (rheumatoid arthritis), but Dad never missed a church service and he always took us kids with him. I have had my ups and downs with faith through the years, but I’ve never given up on God. I’ve come to the conclusion there are some things we will not have the answers for while on this earth. And that is alright. In Proverbs 3:5 we are told to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” That is the verse Trixie holds onto in Death in Dahlonega.
In 1992, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia – which determines how much and how often I’m able to write. I went back to school in 1995 and graduated with a Human Services Degree. While in school I took a creative writing class which sparked a fire in me, and thus my writing career began. I published my first article in Georgia Backroads, a historical magazine, in 2001. I’m still writing for that publication more than ten years later.
In the early 2000’s I began writing a novel. I worked on it off and on for several years. Real life got in the way for a few years and I had to put my novel aside. After discovering Christian fiction a few years ago, I knew that was how I wanted to write my book. I rewrote my novel and submitted it to several publishers. Lamp Post Publishing offered me a contract and Death in Dahlonega was published in Oct. 2011. Murder in Marietta was published in Oct. 2012. My next book in the series will be Terror on Tybee Island. Much of the extensive research I did for Georgia Backroads influenced my novels.
I really enjoy being a freelance writer. I love to hear from readers and invite you to visit my three blogs. Here are the links.
Thank you again, Rose, for having me as a guest on your blog.
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Thank you for participating in the monthly give-away. This feature of Write Moments with God is so much fun for me. May God's peace and grace be with you.