INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR D.G. KAYE!
Please help me welcome author D.G. Kaye to Jemsbooks Blog Segment, Interview an Author. Debby is a wonderful online friend of mine whose friendship I cherish.
Thank you so much for inviting me over here today Janice, what a treat!
It’s wonderful to have you here, Debby. It’s been a long time in coming.
Please tell us something about yourself.
I’m a Canadian nonfiction/ memoir writer with 6 books under my belt and hoping to finish my 7th before this year runs away on me. All my books offer life lessons from my perspective and my own experiences. I liken myself to the Phoenix who rose above adversity from a dysfunctional childhood, a narcissistic mother, zero self-esteem and once upon a time, an extremely abusive relationship. I like to think by sharing my stories I can empower others.
I live in Toronto, born and bred. I also run my blog, which is an eclectic mash of memoir stories, articles about writing and self-publishing, book reviews, author interviews, and my occasional rant on injustices I come across. I’m also part of the Sisters of the Fey blog with 7 other authors where we share our views and knowledge about the spirituaI realm. I’m an empath and believe in angels. I also write a travel column for Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Invitation.
I probably should have been an investigative journalist because I’m a great sleuth when it comes to research. But I’m afraid I missed the boat on that one. I loveeeee to travel and socialize. And you’ll always find me fighting for the underdog.
Jjspina: You are an amazing woman, Debby. Out of the ashes you rose triumphant and better than ever.
When did you know that you wanted to be an author?
Now that’s a good question. I’m not sure I ever really aspired to be an author. A writer yes, as I’ve been writing since childhood, but an author was a far away dream for me. In my twenties, I began devouring books and only wondered if I’d ever gain the courage to write a book. But the years and decades passed. I wrote in journals to document the craziness in my life and later submitted a few articles to some local magazines. As my journals grew through the years and my emotional battle with my mother escalated, I began to feel the need to compile some of my stories and so I wrote my first book. Conflicted Hearts – a memoir about how growing up with a narcissistic mother affected my childhood right through to adulthood.
Jjspina: It was a good thing that you did document your life. It made a fantastic book and must have been cathartic for you to release all that angst.
How do you come up with ideas for your stories?
I think I’ve been lucky in that department because I’ve never really sat down and said, “Okay, I want to write a book, what should I write about?” Often, I’ll be doing something unrelated to writing when I get an inspiration to write on a topic. My first book, Conflicted Hearts, I knew was going to be written from the journals I kept. My 5th book I published – P.S. I Forgive You, I knew I had to write that somewhat of a sequel to an unfinished story of Conflicted Hearts, but I also knew I couldn’t write that book until my mother died. I began writing it only a few months before she died as I struggled with breaking ‘no contact’ after 7 years of finally breaking free from her hold on me.
My 3rd book. Words We Carry, is a nonfiction/memoir. I often write in a crossover of both. In that book I share stories about building self-esteem and talk about healthy and toxic relationships.
Menowhat? A Memoir was sparked by one silly night of joking around with my bestie as we compared notes on how menopause was wreaking havoc on all our body parts. We were laughing hysterically as each of us tried to one-up each other with hilarious scenarios about who had it worse. I summed up our conversation by saying, “You can’t even make this shyteup” and decided I should write about it. Ladies who have ‘been there, done that’ can relate, and hopefully find the humor in it. Surprisingly, that book gained quite a few male readers who were curious to learn what their partner’s craziness was all about. LOL.
My book, Have Bags, Will Travel, was a fun write recounting some of my more humorous escapes and learning lessons on travel. And my latest book, Twenty Years: After “I Do” was inspired by my wanting to write a tribute to my marriage on how to keep a marriage alive and thriving when life throws curve balls.
jjspina: You have some powerful books, Debby. I look forward to reading your latest one. It coming up on my TBR list soon.
What projects are you currently working on?
Since I began publishing, I’ve put out 1-2 books a year, but last year was a chaotic year right up until this past winter. I told myself I wanted to take a year off from book writing. I had lost my book writing mojo temporarily, but thankfully, it’s come back to me recently. Currently, I’m ‘turtling’ along with my next book, inspired by another conversation with a friend about how menopause has sentenced some of our parts to becoming almost unrecognizable after it’s done with us. Again, I’m aiming for humor with many relatable issues, lol. Hey, what can we do right? Sometimes you just gotta laugh! I’m nowhere near finished writing that book but the title is clear – The Change After the Change.
Jjspina: I’m sure it will be fabulous as all the others.
What is your target audience for your book?
That’s an interesting question, Janice. Initially, I thought I was writing for a mature female audience. As it turned out. It seems many younger women enjoy my books and surprisingly, quite a few males. I admit, writing personal things about ‘women parts’ was intimidating for me after discovering that men were reading my books too. But I was enlightened by this and happy to learn that men wanted to try and understand what women went through with the mystifying menopause and are also eager to learn more about relationship issues from reading my books.
Jjspina: I hope those male readers learned something helpful in understanding women. Lol!
What advice would you give prospective authors?
Write for the love of writing. Write because it’s your passion. Don’t go into publishing thinking your book is going to be a bestseller and you’re going to get rich because it probably won’t and you probably won’t. Write and build a platform of followers and readers by opening a blog and engaging with readers. Post engaging articles on your blogs and on social media. Build your tribe and have them waiting and wanting to read that first book you publish, and then continue writing and engaging. If we have any aspirations of fame or fortune, with a little luck and a lot of social interaction, we can establish a presence for both – ourselves and our books.
jjspina: Wonderful advice, Debby.
If you could have one wish, what would it be?
I could think of many wishes, but my only wish is for good health. Without it absolutely nothing else would matter. All the money in the world cannot buy health.
Jjspina: That is so true, Debby. I wish that for you, my friend.
What would you do if you were not a writer?
I can’t even imagine life without writing. I’ve been writing since I was 6 years old. I suppose if I couldn’t write I’d probably be blabbing a lot more and spending way more money on socializing and shopping (my weakness). The extrovert in me thrives on communication so if I can’t write, I’m going to tell you what’s in my head anyway.
Jjspina: I believe you would be productive either way. Lol!
Thank you again Janice for inviting me over to share a bit about myself here on your beautiful blog. 😊
It was my pleasure, Debby. I enjoyed learning more about you and your fabulous books.
“Somehow I believed it was my obligation to try to do the right thing by her because she had given birth to me.”
Conflicted Hearts is a heartfelt journey of self-discovery and acceptance, an exploration of the quest for solace from emotional guilt.
P.S. I Forgive You
“I hurt for her. She wasn’t much of a mother, but she was still my mother.”
After struggling for decades to break free, Kaye has severed the unhealthy ties that bound her to her dominating mother—but now Kaye battles new confliction, as the guilt she harbors over her decision only increases as the end of her mother’s life draws near.
Twenty Years: After “I Do”
Twenty years began with a promise. As Kaye recounts what transpired within that time, she shows that true love has no limits, even when one spouse ages ahead of the other.
Words We Carry
“I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the help of anyone else.”
Words We Carry is a raw, personal accounting of how the author overcame the demons of low self-esteem with the determination to learn to love herself.
MenoWhat? A Memoir
“I often found myself drifting from a state of normal in a sudden twist of bitchiness.”
From PMS to menopause to what the hell?
Join D.G. on her meno-journey to slay the dragons of menopause as she tries to hold on to her sanity, memory, hair, and so much more.
Have Bags, Will Travel
In her quest to keep from tipping the scales, D.G. strives to devise new tricks to fit everything in her suitcases on each trip. Why is she consistently a target for Canada customs on her return journeys?
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D.G. Kaye’s Bio:
Debby Gies is a Canadian nonfiction/memoir author who writes under the pen name of D.G. Kaye. She was born, raised, and resides in Toronto, Canada. Kaye writes about her life experiences, matters of the heart and women’s issues.
D.G. writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and she shares the lessons taken from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcome challenges in her life, and finding the upside from those situations, while practicing gratitude for all the positives.
When Kaye isn’t writing intimate memoirs, she brings her natural sense of humor into her other works. She loves to laugh and self- medicate with a daily dose of humor.
Please feel free to connect with D.G. Kaye on social media and any of my author and blog pages at:
www.twitter.com/@pokercubster (Of course there’s a story to this name!)
Come join our Literary Diva’s Library Facebook group for writers and authors.
I read a few of D.G. Kaye’s books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Here are two of my reviews.
A Heart-wrenching Decision to Forgive!
on January 6, 2017. 5 stars *****
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P.S. I Forgive You: A Broken Legacy is a journal of a rollercoaster of emotions displayed by this author as she deals with a narcissistic mother. This is a journey through life to survive without love and care from a mother who was incapable of loving anyone but herself.
The author opens her heart to the reader as her emotions pour out. She does all she can to make amends but to no avail and is forced to forgive her unfeeling mother and repair the damage done to her and her siblings.
This book is a catharsis to anyone who has had to live with this kind of parent. It helps them deal with the myriad of emotions that continue to bubble up inside and threaten to suffocate oneself.
My heart goes out to this child and her siblings who somehow managed to be strong and resilient even though they were never taught the essentials of parenting and the love that is needed to bring up a child. The author has shown remarkable strength and courage to face head-on the torments that continually threaten her very soul. I recommend this book to anyone who has yet to feel closure from an unhealthy relationship.
A Story of Courage and Resilience!
on November 20, 2016 5 Stars *****
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Conflicted Hearts is a story of an amazing woman who had to endure hardships throughout her life beginning with a heartless mother. As a young child she learned how to survive and make her way without her mother’s love.
This author poured out her heart in a cathartic way in order to deal with telling her story. She has faced adversity, serious illness both herself and her husband’s and somehow came out stronger.
Reading this book has been an eye opener for me. We all have to deal with our own demons and disappointments in life but it is how we handle them and come out on top, stronger and more resilient is what matters. I would highly recommend this book!
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Thank you, Viv! Hugs xx
You’re very welcome, Janice!
Hugz on owl wings! @v@ ❤
Thanks so much Viv. ❤
Debby’s books are always entertaining and written with true insight. The menopause book was indeed hilarious, but funnily enough I feel so much better being post menopausal than I ever did beforehand!
They certainly are, Stevie. I haven’t read that one but read two other and have a third on my TBR list. I may have to check one out too. I am way beyond that age now though. Ha! 🤗 😘
Lol Janice, now we can look back and laugh. ❤ xx
Yes, we can, Debby! Hugs 🤗 😘
Thanks so much Stevie. You must be in a minority feeling better than before, lol. Don’t get me started, that’s why I had to write a follow up book, we have remnants left of certain things we learn to function with in new ways, lol. 🙂 ❤
Or just give up and don’t function with them at all?
And there are many who don’t, sadly. 😦
It’s learning how to accept what is non-functioning that makes all the difference.
Absolutely. That’s what I want to include in my new book. Sometimes we just gotta laugh. 🙂
I used to be terrified of the menopause arriving. Now I realise I’m still the same person, I haven’t aged overnight, and actually feel tonnes better in lots of ways. Yeah, there’s a few problems I didn’t have before, but I really don’t care.
That’s the way to look at the Change of Life – a positive change. There are some things we must live with – it they don’t kill us – it’s good! Hugs xx
Exactly, we learn to adapt. But you know me, I have to find the humor in such things 🙂
There is some, if you look hard enough!
🙂 I keep looking.
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If you haven’t read any of D.G Kaye’s non-fiction/memoir books, now is the time to do so! She writes with true insight into issues such as family relationships, menopause, and marriage.
Thanks, Stevie, for sharing! 🤗 😘
Thanks so much Stevie. ❤
Debby is an amazing individual and author!! She tackles subjects many of us would shy away from. This is a great interview.
Thank you, Darlene. Yes, Debby does. She’s amazing! 🤗 😘
Thank you so much Darlene for your lovely comment. ❤
A great interview. xxx
Thank you, Adele! 🤗 😘
Thanks so much sister Adele ❤
Lovely to see this interview with Debby. I didn’t realize how many books she had to her name. That’s awesome–though I do imagine quite a few were hard to write. It also clicked with me to me another empath and one who loves shopping! 🙂
All the best, Debby and Janice!
Thank you, Mae! 🤗 😘
Aw, thanks Mae. And welcome to the empath club, and shopping! We’d be a great pair! 🙂 ❤
Great interview – thanks, both. I’m sure the next book will be fascinating – and soemting lots of men should probably read 🙂
Thanks, Mary, for stopping by. You may be right about men reading it. Ha! Hugs 🤗 😘
🙂 They need to know!
Lol thanks Mary. Yes, well, someone has to educate those guys, so I thought what the heck. But if I’d thought men would be reading some of my books I may not have had the guts to be so blatant LOL 🙂 xx
Wonderful interview and i’m looking to reading two of Debby’s books that are on my kindle. 🙂
Thank you, Bette. 🤗 😘 I’m sure Debby will be happy to hear that.
Have a great week, Janice!
Thank you, Bette! 🤗 😘
Thanks so much Bette. Touche! I’m getting closer to reading one of yours and Janice’s. I’m so behind but they’re on my Kindle. ❤
I have only two books before yours now, Debby. I look forward to reading it. 🤗 😘 ❤️
We could spend the rest of our lives reading our never ending TBR Janice. Addicted to books! ❤ 🙂 🙂 x
I know it! Phew! 🤗 xx ❤️
🙂 😉 xxx
Janice thank you soooo much for inviting me over. It was a pleasure to share some of myself here on your beautiful blog and you are the hostess with the mostess my friend. ❤
Sorry I was late coming by, it's been one of those days that glitches and craziness eats up the hours. I'll be back to check on more wonderful comments. And I will reblog this next week. ❤ Hugs and thanks again. xoxo 🙂
It was my pleasure, my friend, to have you over. Quite an honor! Feel free to come back again with new releases! Great, there have been some wonderful comments too. Hugs xx ❤️
Thank you for your gracious heart Janice. When I get myself organized, I will resume my author interviews and you will be first on the list! ❤ xxx
Aww, thank you, Debby! Hugs xx ❤️
Hi Janice! Great interview! It’s always fun learning more about Debby and her books. I’m reading one of her books right now and enjoying it. All the best! ❤ xx
Thanks, Vashti. That will make Debby happy to hear that. Hugs xx
Hi Vashti. Lovely to see you here, and I’m thrilled to bits you are reading one of my books. I’ll be excited to hear what you thought after you finish. ❤
Hi Debby! It is a pleasure to be here. ❤ I'll be writing a review very soon. I enjoyed your book very much.
Oh thanks sooooooo much Vashti. ❤
What a great interview. Always fun to learn new stuff about our dear friends. Great job Debby and Jan. ❤
Thank you, Colleen! She is an amazing woman and a joy to have on my blog. Hugs xx
You’re such a sweetheart Janice ❤
Thank you, Debby. You are one yourself! Hugs xx ♥️
Aw shucks Janice ❤ ❤
Hugs back, Jan. 💜
Thank you my sister Colleen. You are eternally uplifting. ❤ xx
Nice questions Janice and Deb is such an expert in answering! I admire her spontaneity and courage. Stay blessed ladies.
Thank you, Balroop! Hugs x
Thanks so much for your lovely words Balroop. 😉 xx
Thank you, Balroop! Hugs xx
It was fascinating to read more about Debbie through Jan. She-s had quite a life, and entertained many by its telling! More power to you both! Thank you.
Thank you, Joy. Yes, she has and has come out triumphant. Kudos to Debby! Hugs
Thank you so much Joy. I’m glad you enjoyed reading too. 🙂 xx
Thanks, Joy, 🤗
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Lovely interview Debby and Janice… ♥
Thank you, Sally, for the kind words and the reblog! Hugs xx ❤️
Pleasure Janice lovely interview ♥
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your always lovely words Sal. And thank you once again for generously reblogging. ❤ ❤
Thanks, Sally, for the kind reblog as always! Hugs xx ❤️
Absolutely my pleasure Debby ♥
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Thank you, Anita & Jaye for the kind reblog! Hugs xx
Thanks so much Jaye. ❤
Fascinating interview and so interesting on many fronts. Know all about narcissistic personalities and the havoc they wreak. Good for you to rise up and move on. Tweeted and shared on Facebook. Good luck. Thanks Janice.
Thank you, Jane! Hugs xx
Thanks bunches Jane. You are lovely. ❤
Good interview, Deb! And it sounds like a great upcoming book. I have to agree–that change brought so many changes!
Thanks, Jacqui, for your kind thoughts. Hugs xx
Thanks Jacqui. The changes never end. 🙂
Wonderful interview, Janice and Debby. I think I know a blogger pretty well and then learn more! I think that if Debby wasn’t a writer, she could definitely be a personal shopper or travel guide – both marvelous talents. Since I’m in the unending throes of a decade of menopause, ugh, the new book sounds like fun and much needed! Happy writing to both of you. 🙂
Lol, thanks for your encouragement Diana. Ha, a shopper is my 2nd trait and once upon a time I was a travel agent too. Go figure! 🙂 xx
A woman of many talents, Debby. You are a wizard at many things! Hugs xx
Aw, you are good for the soul Janice. ❤
That’s what friends are for – right? We bolster up one another and show our love that way. Mucho hugs! Xx ❤️
Exactly my friend!!! ❤ ❤ xx
I KNEW IT! Ha ha. You’re wonderful. ❤
🙂 🙂 ❤
Thank you, Diana. Don’t worry, it does get better. Hugs xx
So I’ve heard. But when? Oh when? Lol.
A lovely interview, Janice and Debby. I really agree with Debby’s comments about good health. You can’t buy it and life is very compromised without it.
Thanks so much for dropping by Robbie 🙂 x
Amen to that, Robbie. Hugs xx
Terrific interview with Debby! Really enjoyed it! 🙂 ❤
Thank you, Marcia! It was fun to learn more about lovely Debby! She is an amazing woman and a good friend to many of us. Hugs xx
She IS all that, for sure! 🙂
Thanks bunches Marsh. 🙂 ❤
You’re very welcome, Deb. I’m trying to catch up with my blogging, but it’s a slow process. Had to say hi here, though. Nicely done!! ❤
Thanks for stopping by, Marcia. Hugs xx
Aw, thanks for popping by with your good cheer Marsh, much appreciated. ❤ ❤
Always nice to see, Marcia! Hugs xx
Great interview, Janice, and Debby. It’s good to learn about the stories behind your books, Debby, and learn more about you also. I enjoy this interview! ❤ ❤
Thank you, Miriam, for stopping by and for your kind comment. 🤗
You’re so welcome, Janice. 🙂
Thank you so much Miriam ❤
A beautiful i terview with the lovely Debby…whom I admire so much since I read her book on her childhood xx
Aw, thanks so much Carol. You are so kind. ❤ xx
Thank you, Carol, for stopping by. Yes, I agree, I love and admire her too! Hugs xx
Great interview. I have followed Debbie for several years and read three of her books. In my opinion, her audience is primarily for females, yet the ones I’ve read had a great life lesson for either sex. I also enjoy following her political post and comments on Facebook. Go, Debbie. HUGS 😎
Thanks, Chuck, for stopping by. I agree, men could learn a lot from Debby’s books. 😆
Hi Chuck! Thanks bunches my friend for your lovely words. I do try to keep it mild and limited on my blog – the political posts. But Colleen and I run a private secret group where more discussions and up to date news occurs. If you’d like to join our group, just let me know and I can invite you. ❤
This was a terrific interview, Janice! Debby is one of the best. 🙂
Thanks so much Jennie. Janice is a total gem . . . or ‘jem’ 🙂 xx
You’re welcome, Debby. She is! 😀
Aww, hugs to you both! 😘
Haha! ❤️ thank you both! Hugs all around! Xx
🙂 🙂 ❤ xx
Thank you, Jennie. Yes, she is!. Would you like to be on my blog? Contact me at jjspina(at)myfairpoint(dot)net. 🤗 😘
You are welcome, Janice. I would love to be on your blog, and I emailed you earlier today. Many thanks!
Got it! Will contact you. Hugs xx
Hugs to you. 🙂
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Really enjoyed this interview, Janice. Debby’s books are on my radar, I need to make more reading time! Mind if I ask who does your fabulous covers, I love them!
They are all great reads! 🤗
Thanks so much Jacquie. Your books are on my radar and Kindle. Time. we need more time! 🙂
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Please read this excellent interview of D. G. Kaye by Janice Spina.
Thank you so much, Miriam, for the reblog! Debby will be happy too! Hugs 😘
You’re very welcome. I’m delighted to do it. 🙂
Thanks so much Miriam for popping by and for sharing on your blog. ❤
You’re welcome, Debby. It’s good to know more about you. That’s the good thing to read the interviews! ❤
You’re so sweet! ❤
Debby, I’m glad to hear that your writing mojo has come back. Can’t wait to read your work in progress. ❤
A great interview, Janice! xxx
Thank you, Carol. Contact me if you want to be interviewed on my blog at jjspina(at)myfairpoint(dot)net. Hugs xx
I’ll keep that in mind, Janice.
Hi Carol. Thanks so much for visiting. Yes, it’s a slow climb but I aim to get my nose to the grindstone more starting next week. ❤
This summer has been so gorgeous that it has been hard to sit at a desk inside. Me too, I hope to get more serious by the end of the month. xxx
Good luck to both of you in your writing. I know how it is. Hugs xx
Oh, you are lucky, most of August has been cloud or rain. But here’s to us! ❤
Oh, no…I hope September and October will make up for it. ❤
Oh, I’m sure it will, lol, it’s like when the sun comes out at 5pm. 🙂 ❤
I really enjoyed your interview. Very nice and says how much you are worth as a writer. With your answers you learn to value when you want to write. Finding your blog has been a hit. Greetings and follow the successes with your books. Undoubtedly, that is how it will be.
Thank you, Mac. 😆
Thank you so much for your kind words and comment. 🙂
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LOVE this interview. You are so wise and so caring, Debby. And look at how well you’re doing as an author–what an amazing journey you’re on. I agree with you about writing for the love of writing. That’s the part that is most fun anyway. 🙂
Hi Kate! Thanks so much for finding me here and for your uplifting kudos my friend. ❤
Congrats on the interview, Deb. So nice to pop over and meet Janice. Great answers to the questions and of course, your library of published books is impressive. I’ve read many and will one day finish your complete collection. Your voice is powerful and your stories relevant to many of us. PASSION really does push us forward and you’re the perfect example of that. xoxo
Thanks for stopping by, Lisa. 🤗
Hi Lis! Thank you so much for dropping by Janice’s blog, and for leaving your beautiful comment. So appreciated!!!! ❤ xxx
I just love your love of life, Debby. It doesn’t matter what you seem to be going through, your love of life always shines through. You’re such a positive person and this, in turn, rubs off on anyone you come into contact with. I only wish you were my next door neighbour. It’s people like you in the writing world, that makes it such a great place to be.
Thanks for asking the questions, Janice. You’ve got yourself a great scoop with this interview.
Hugs to you both.
Aw thanks so much Hugh for your beautiful comment. You know me well, lol. I love to laugh and uplift others, inbred in myself since childhood to always try and make a crappy situation better – even if it means escaping into an imaginary world. Sometimes we all need that escape. And lol, I think if we lived close to one another we may not get enough work done. I should think you and I would constantly be trying to get a word in as we gabbed away. Hugs my friend. ❤ xox
Thank you, Hugh! I feel happy around Debby too! 💕😘🤗
Hi again Janice, thank you for such a wonderful interview with our mutual friend Debby, I so much enjoyed reading it and I’m amazed, Deb, that you’re working on your next book! Wow! And here I am still plodding on with my memoir, 5 years…what the heck?…but it is going to edit in early November, rain or shine lol, the finish line is in sight, yay! I started my blog the same time I started writing bashing out the first draft, way back, ha, in 2013, and I know just what you mean about building your tribe and making amazing online friends. I’m so grateful to you for sticking with me this past year or so when I haven’t been able to blog anything like as much as I used to, or visit, with so much behind the scenes ‘stuff’ going on. I don’t get anything like the amount of ‘likes’ I used to, which I used to worry about, but I’ve found my tribe and my real online friends and those who want to read my blog just ‘cos, even if I can’t always get to theirs. And like you, Janice, I so much appreciated your visits as part of Sally’s travel archived series. Writing is a lonely profession, having strong online contact is vital. I’m not surprised your books reach males and younger females, Deb. You touch people’s hearts and experiences with your own and always with your wonderful insight and humour, so important. You have the personal touch in your writing, which is so important, and inspire us all, my friend. Thank you again to you both! 🙂 ❤
Thank you, Sherri! 🤗💕
Very welcome, Janice! 🙂 ❤
I’m glad you got so much from my post here Sher. And thanks for dropping by too, much appreciated. You are such an encouraging friend and I am thrilled to be part of your tribe and have you part of mine. Thank you my wonderful friend. ❤ ❤ xx
Thank you, Sherri, for stopping by. It’s always a pleasure to see you! Hugs 😘
Likewise, dear Deb, my lovely friend…thank you! 🙂 ❤ ❤ 🙂 xoxo
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This is a great interview, Janice. I enjoy reading Debby’s work.
Thank you, Norah! I do too! 😘🤗
Thanks so much Norah for your always kind words, and for visiting Janice’s blog here too. 🙂 x
Thank you, Norah. Lovely to have you visit. Hugs 😘
My pleasure, Debby. 🙂
So good to get to know more about Debby. She writes with such humour, insight, and compassion.
Yes, she does. Thanks for stopping by, Damyanti. 😀
Hi Damyanti. Thank you so much my friend. 🙂 x