Saturday is my Old Time Radio day, which includes 4 hours of classic radio shows, an hour of Big Band… and 11 hours of Blues. My son was near during the Blues shows and thought the music was weird, but … Continue reading I’m Wild About That Thing
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A couple of months ago, I wrote THE END on Mary Not Broken. The last episode posted this past Tuesday and the story is now marked COMPLETE on Amazon’s Kindle Vella. The story of Glory Bishop and her mother Mary … Continue reading The End
Glory Unbound is the second book in the series. I always worried that it could not stand alone… that one would have to read Glory Bishop and Mary Not Broken first. Apparently, the CWA thinks otherwise. 🙂 Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Continue reading So yeah… it REALLY IS an honor just to be nominated…
The day before camp was my launch event for my second book. I had lists and notes of what to bring. I made a list of the lists I made so I wouldn’t forget which list to check. When I … Continue reading I Was Prepared
Saturday was a good day! I had the official IRL launch of GLORY UNBOUND and it was great! I was overjoyed to see Revelers there, as well as family, friends, and actual fans! Yes I was nervous and kinda freaked … Continue reading Saturday Was a Good Day
Now that spring has sprung in Chicagoland, I get to host a proper launch. YAAAY! There’ll be pretend champagne, fancy cookies, and birdcages full of chocolates! There’s even a few giveaways. Oh yeah, there’ll be signings and a reading or … Continue reading A Real Launch
GLORY BISHOP eBook on sale for just 99 cents thru March 17th!Amazon – B&N – Apple – Google – Kobo “Deborah King has written a compelling, thought-provoking novel that engages readers and made me wish the story would never end.” —Chicago Writer’s Association Windy City Reviews Out in the world, Glory Bishop reads novels, speaks her mind, & enjoys stolen kisses with JT; but at home, her overbearing mother will stop at nothing to keep her from worldly temptations. When the much older Malcolm Porter sets his sights on Glory, he gets her mother’s blessing & Glory must choose between waiting for JT and the freedom offered by … Continue reading GLORY BISHOP eBook $0.99
Mary’s out to have a lil’ innocent fun. Mary Not Broken Check out Mary’s story now on Kindle Vella! Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Continue reading Coffee and Sweet Rolls
On December 15th, my good friend and writing cohort, Elyse Ribbons, hosted a virtual launch party for my second book Glory Unbound. The theme was Pound Cake which makes an appearance in both books. Elyse, the consummate professional, recorded and … Continue reading Glory Unbound Virtual Launch Party
So the package arrived today and here’s the video of me opening the box. I kept my composure throughout the beginning of the recording. When I stopped recording I laughed and skweeed for a full five minutes. My sister asked … Continue reading Guess Who’s Here Now!
It’s almost time!! Cover reveal is Tuesday the 16th. I’m excited. I hope you like it. I think it perfectly complements Glory Bishop and captures the essence of the story. I am a little worried that this one is a bit more intense than Glory Bishop… a lot more drama, I think. All of the favorite characters from book one are back… well, almost all of them. Right now, I’m doing layout designs for banners, postcards, and other swag. Do I really need swag… mugs and tote bags? I’ve got cute Glory Bishop bookmarks with a matching tassel with charms.. … Continue reading IT’S COMING!!
Coming soon: Book 2 of Glory Bishop! Watch for special pre-order pricing! Ok, yeah… I’m a little excited. I’ve always been a writer, but I had no delusions about being an author. I honestly never thought it would happen. Well… … Continue reading COMING SOON
In Depression-era Mississippi, when 15-year-old Mary is faced with an arranged marriage to an old man, she does the only logical thing: she elopes with the love of her life and heads north to the big city. Soon, tragedy of … Continue reading It’s Alive!!
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This is the second part of the Wine Down Readers discussion of GLORY BISHOP. I have a whole bottle of wine in this video too…but it’s in the cup. Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Continue reading Wine Down Readers— pt. 2
In the spring of 2013, I became an author. No…seriously…I did. I’d always been a writer and a storyteller, but I had never put pen to paper or sat at a keyboard with the intention of telling a story I … Continue reading Requiem for the Dream Makers
This is the first part of a book club discussion of GLORY BISHOP. Yes, I am the one drinking an entire bottle of wine. Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Continue reading Wine Down Readers— pt. 1
This is me at a writer’s retreat in 2016 reading about the deliciousness that is Doritos. Yes, I’m wearing my contacts so I have on readers and shades. Here’s a link to the transcript: https://deborahlking.com/2018/07/11/doritos/ Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin … Continue reading Look What I Found!
As a writer, I feel an obligation to lend my voice to the cause. I celebrate Kwanzaa every year and proudly espouse the Nguzo Saba (seven principles). I spend every MLK day teaching Black history to anybody who will listen. … Continue reading Living from Fear to Fear
A new look for the adult women’s literary fiction market. This is the new ebook cover. The paperback still has the purple cover for a while. Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Continue reading Spring Make-over
March 13th was my last day working in the office. The day started off normal with all the usuals: coffee, email, good and bad news, etc. Throughout the day, we did our work, chit-chatted, worked on the psychedelic cat puzzle, … Continue reading Of Quarantines and Apocalyptic Things
So I decided to make a change to my blog and go for something a little lighter and brighter. I’d like to thank EVERYBODY who’s been so supportive and gracious during this exciting time for me. GLORY BISHOP is officially … Continue reading Housekeeping!
Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery and Author Deborah King Present BOOK DEBUT & SIGNING FOR “GLORY BISHOP” BY DEBORAH KING Saturday, October 12 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery515 North Halsted StreetChicago, IL 60642 Stop by for … Continue reading Guess Who’s Here
GENERAL – Author Name: Reese Hogan – Book Title: Shrouded Loyalties – Book Genre: Military sci fi / dieselpunk – Release Date: 8/13/19 – Publisher: Angry Robot THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. Naval officer Mila … Continue reading Shrouded Loyalties
https://theworldofmyimagination.blogspot.com/2019/07/interview-with-deborah-l-king-author-of.html Share this… Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Continue reading An Interview with the author…posted today.
The crowds at the beach grew quickly as the days grew longer and the weather grew warmer, and on the 4th of July, the beach was packed. The drummers camped on the sidewalk and as the sun went down, the pounding African rhythms filled the air. A few yards away, the bikers camped in the parking lot. In the twilight, the motorcycle running lights sparkled like tiny diamonds, washing out the stars in the night sky. The wailing of classic blues and soul blending with the beat of African drums. Beyond the bikers were the kids. Big cars and … Continue reading Happy 4th of July CC! – Wherever You Are.
GENERAL – Author Name: Maxym M. Martineau – Book Title: Kingdom of Exiles – Book Genre: Fantasy Romance – Release Date: June 25, 2019 – Publisher: Sourcebooks THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. A fantasy romance … Continue reading Kingdom of Exiles
Today is ebook launch day and to say I’m excited would be a gross understatement. I’m having a hard time doing anything else but staring at my screen hitting the refresh button. Between Amazon and Goodreads, I have 5 reviews…one … Continue reading Ok…I just googled myself! My pic, my book, & my interviews are on page 1 …OMG!!!
GENERAL THE BOOK – Author Name: Cheryl A. Ossola – Book Title: The Wild Impossibility – Book Genre: literary fiction/historical fiction – Release Date: May 9, 2019 – Publisher: Regal House Publishing – Please describe what the book is about. … Continue reading The Wild Impossibility
GENERAL – Author Name: Autumn Lindsey– Book Title: Remaining Aileen – Book Genre: Speculative Women’s Fiction– Release Date: May 7th, 2019– Publisher: Magnolia Press (@magnoliaindie) THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. In short, Remaining Aileen is … Continue reading Remaining Aileen
? WOULD YOU LIKE A BASKET OF BOOKS? ? Some bunny fills baskets with eggs and candy, but LitRing would rather fill them with books! Go here now to meet authors participating in the Basket of Books giveaway for a … Continue reading The Basket of Books Giveaway
– GENERAL – Author Name: Martine Fournier Watson – Book Title: The Dream Peddler – Book Genre: literary/historical – Release Date: April 9th, 2019 – Publisher: Penguin Books THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. Traveling salesmen … Continue reading The Dream Peddler
GENERAL – Author Name: Christie Grotheim – Book Title: The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live – Book Genre: Contemporary Fiction – Release Date: April 2, 2019 – Publisher: Heliotrope Books THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. Forever searching elsewhere, Marjorie Moore is consumed with wanting, or in her opinion, needing. Feeling trapped by her town and her family, she escapes through obsessive shopping, pill popping, and fantasizing about a possible affair with a friend from high school with whom she reconnects on Facebook. Her growing credit card debt “forces” her to sell prescription drugs—which she … Continue reading The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live
GENERAL – Author Name: Eva Seyler – Book Title: The War in Our Hearts – Book Genre: Adult Historical Fiction – Release Date: 24 March 2019 – Publisher: Authors 4 Authors Publishing THE BOOK – Please describe what the book … Continue reading The War in Our Hearts
Chapter [something] Her aunts. Ruth, Martha, and Ellie. It seemed like it had been ages since she saw or spoke to them. Actually, it had only been about three months, and it wasn’t like they spoke often anyway; but Bigma’s … Continue reading Glory Unbound
GENERAL – Author Name: Michael R. Johnston– Book Title: The Widening Gyre– Book Genre: Science Fiction– Release Date: 14 March 2019– Publisher: Flame Tree Press THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about.Once a war hero of the … Continue reading The Widening Gyre
GENERAL – Author Name: Andrea Rothman – Book Title: The DNA of You and Me – Book Genre: Literary Fiction, Romance, Lablit – Release Date: March 12, 2019 – Publisher: HarperCollins THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is … Continue reading The DNA of You and Me
A fantasy noir thriller set in a world where magic is real and technology is at 1970s level. Share a teaser from your book. Our little car hugged the corners as I slalomed us through the early morning traffic. The … Continue reading MEN IN BLACK meets CHINATOWN.
So…it’s official. My book will be out sometime this spring. I am giddy. Glory Bishop lives her life in pieces. At work and with her friends, she reads novels, speaks her mind, and enjoys slow dances and stolen kisses with … Continue reading Cover Reveal
GENERAL – Author Name: Felicia Grossman – Book Title: Appetites & Vices – Book Genre: historical romance – Release Date: 2/18/19 – Publisher: Carina Press THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. Appetites & Vices tells the … Continue reading Appetites & Vices
– Book Genre: Suspense – Release Date: February 5, 2019 – Publisher: Atria THE WINTER SISTER is an exploration of grief and guilt—how the two can compound each other and how forgiving ourselves can be even more difficult than forgiving … Continue reading The Winter Sister by Megan Collins
GENERAL – Author Name: Danielle M Haas – Book Title: Bound by Danger – Book Genre: Romantic Suspense – Release Date: January 28, 2019 – Publisher: Entangled THE BOOK – Please describe what the book is about. Special Agent Graham … Continue reading Bound by DANGER
https://zurl.co/oMxe This is the house I grew up in. It burned up yesterday. The smoke is pouring out of what was once my bedroom. I used to climb out of my bedroom window and sit on the roof over the front porch and watch the people, or watch the stars. My cousins lived on the right side and two doors down on the left was my best friend Tracey. Across the street is the most beautiful church I’d ever seen. All summer long, the priest would say mass with the doors open. I only got a few glimpses of the … Continue reading Feeling some kinda way…
Like most writers, I have a day job. I get up every weekday (and 1 Sunday) morning; fight Chicagoland traffic for up to an hour; do a running slide to my desk, barely making it on time; and log in … Continue reading The Enchanted Castle
Imani: Faith -To believe with all our hearts in our God, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle Here we are at final day of Kwanzaa and the first day of … Continue reading Imani: Faith
Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it Kuumba was always my favorite day because I get to share … Continue reading Kuumba: Creativity
Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. When I look in the mirror, I see Deborah-Lolli-Mom-Aunt-Sister-Friend. But when I step outside of my … Continue reading Nia: Purpose
Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics – To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together This is this one of the most difficult of all the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles). In the 21st century. … Continue reading Ujamaa: Cooperative Economics