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Title: Family reading

I have been telling stories ever since I could talk, writing them down once I learned to hold a pencil. I had my first critique partner in ninth grade. We wrote lots of stories and assured each other how brilliant they were. Our treasured friendship continues to this day. During my highschool years, I dabbled in drama, including historical plays where I got to dress up in elegant gowns from bygone eras. Later I traced my ancestors to their roots in Georgian era Britain. In the process, I uncovered enough fascinating true stories to keep me in fiction plots for years to come!

Title: Deborah Hale

A special needs teacher by training, I left the classroom to raise my young family, fully expecting to return to work when my children reached school age. In my limited spare time, I wrote my first historical romance then began learning the skills I needed to make it sell. In 1998, my life took an amazing detour when my two youngest sons were diagnosed with autism and I sold my first book. Suddenly my writing hobby became a career that allowed me the flexibility to be at home for my boys, and my former profession became my life.

Since then, I have written more than thirty works of historical romance, inspirational romance. otherworld fantasy and historical fiction. They have been published in every continent except Antarctica, meaning my characters have made friends in places I may never get a chance to visit.

My family and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, a place that blends history, faith, romance and a little magic! When not writing books, I walk the local trail with my husband, practice tai-chi and sing with Celtic Flavor, a group that entertains and raises funds for churches and charities throughout the Maritimes.


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