Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She'd like to live a wee bit closer to her grandchildren, but is thankful that God is in control, that He chooses to bless us despite ourselves and that He has a sense of humor.
Other than writing light-hearted romances and gritty gothics, she has rather normal obsessions such as fabric, peanut butter, vacations, British dramas, and whatever mystery series she's currently stuck on.
Her first release, Desert Duet, is part of the O Little Town of Christmas Collection! Scroll down for the scoop, but here's a hint: it's a charming Christmas read set in the 1930s, Arizona, full of humor and holiday cheer. And she's giving away a copy of the ebook to one randomly chosen commenter!
But first, Deb's sharing Ten Things with us.
- I rarely go to the movies, but if I like the movie enough, I'll go multiple times to see it (Jane Eyre, Austenland...3 times each)
- I love to make things and do artsy things (full, zippered fleece snowsuit for my dog, for example)
- I drive a truck-- stickshift and barn boots but no rifle.
- I visited the area of my Christmas novella, Desert Duet, even though I've been to Arizona at least ten or fifteen times.
- I had three children in four years and then waited patiently for grandchildren.
- I've never been to Oklahoma but I love the musical
- I'm struggling to think of ten things
- I had a Welsh pony when I was a kid
- I think that when people you love die, you miss them more as time goes by, instead of less.
- I worry that I'll want to take naps in Heaven.
Here's the scoop on Deb's book:
Merry Christmas from Humbug. Wish You Were Here!
It’s 1933 in the good old US of A. In the midst of drought, the Depression, and gangsters on the lam, America finds solace in Hollywood's Golden Age.
Ex-pilot Eugene Tanner, determined to pen the lyrics for the movie industry's first "Best Song" award, books a rushed December stay at the remote Humbug Creek Guest Ranch (A Gold Mine of a Getaway!) Where better to find inspiration for an epic Western, than amid all that trail dust and burnt coffee?
Thea Knight gives up her short holiday break from the studio’s costume department to play cowgirl hostess at her family’s struggling guest ranch. But instead of helping their witty and handsome guest, she becomes his biggest distraction. Old flames and past regrets take a backseat when the pair become embroiled in a ghost town mystery marring Humbug, Arizona’s rustic Christmas. Thankfully, the cowgirl is as fast with her Winchester as she is with her comebacks.
Thank you, Deb!
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