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!!
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. 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. 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/ 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. 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 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
Happy Phenomenal Woman Day Continue reading Happy Phenomenal Woman Day
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
Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility – To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together The Saturday before thanksgiving, I made 20 dozen dinner rolls and the next … Continue reading Ujima: Collective Work and Responsibility
Kujichagulia: Self Determination – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. My daughter has an unusual name. It is literally something her biological parents made up so she’d have the same initials as her older … Continue reading Kujichagulia: Self Determination
Umoja: Unity – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race 75 years ago, during the great Negro migration, my grandparents moved from Tennessee to Chicago. Living first in a tenement on the west-side, then … Continue reading Umoja: Unity
GENERAL – Author Name: Erin Bartels – Book Title: We Hope for Better Things – Book Genre: Upmarket Women’s Fiction – Release Date: January 1, 2019 – Publisher: Revell Books THE BOOK Please describe what the book is about. The … Continue reading We Hope for Better Things
“I can’t believe you’re actually sitting here doing this.” my mother said for the fifth time as I pulled coarse thread with my teeth. I’d used birthday candle wax to coat the needle and thread and help it glide through … Continue reading ONCE UPON A TIME IN HEAVEN AND HELL
UW-Madison Continuing Studies in Writing December 5 at 8:18 AM · Deborah King Captures First Place Chicagoan Deborah King’s opening chapter to Glory Unbound (book 2 of Glory Bishop) captured first place in the 3rd Annual First Chapter Contest sponsored by the Chicago … Continue reading So…this happened…
GENERAL – Author Name: B.P. Donigan – Book Title: Fate Forged (Bound Magic Series: Book One) – Book Genre: Urban Fantasy – Release Date: 12.18.18 – Publisher: Red Adept Publishing -Buy on: Amazon | Kobo | Red Adept Publishing | … Continue reading Fate Forged (Bound Magic Series: Book One
I learned today that Mr. C. has passed. Though it’s been 35 years since I last saw him, not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. Rest in peace, Mr. C…and thank you for everything. Dear Mr. … Continue reading REPOST…Those Who Can Do More, Teach…
When I first got him, he was a chubby eight-month-old. He had curly thick hair and an eye that sometimes drifted to the left. I remember the first time he clapped. He was able to crawl and to sit himself … Continue reading His feet touch the floor…
So…the challenge is pretty simple. All I hafta do is write a novel in of 50,000 words in a month. That’s just shy of 2000 words a day. I’m accepting this challenge for what is likely the tenth or fifteenth … Continue reading NaNoWriMo et al
So…yeah…I haven’t posted in a while. The people in my head appear to be on some sort of strike/hiatus/vacation/etc. Basically, what that means is I can’t come up with anything worthy of writing, let alone sharing. My publisher cautions against … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing…
JUNE 1972 Four days before her sixth birthday, Glory Hallelujah Bishop knew a whole lotta things. As a matter of fact, she’d known more things than everybody in her “kinny-garden” class. She’d known all her letters and she knew c-a-t … Continue reading Glory Hallelujah – Book 2 – Reluctant Bride
In 1991, my fiance got a Pentax IQZoom 140 from Fingerhut, and I was in love. He was on the road a lot, so I had primary custody of the camera. I never left home without it, and since a significant part … Continue reading Hi, My Name is Deborah, and I'm a Recovering Photographer…