16 October 2012

Surviving and moving ahead

Author/Reviewer Jacqueline Lichtenberg reviewed my novel A Wolf's and Wolf's Clothing (wonderful review by the way) a few months after release.  She enjoyed the book, so I dropped her a note to explain why there were no more releases in the series of late.  First, I had to overcome a series of life-altering incidents, then the publisher -- Dorchester Publishing -- went out of business.  She asked me to write about the fire, how it affected me, how it was eerily like the ending of A Wolf in Wolf's Clothing.  I put it off for a long time.  The events were simply too hard to sit and write about.  But I think she sensed this was a bridge I had to cross in the healing process.  Wise woman.  I traveled that path of healing, an ongoing process, but it's a step I needed to take in my personal life and my evolving as an author.  They say what doesn't break you, makes you.  I have fond that to be truth.

So here is the article:


I thank Jacqueline for her kindness, her encouragement and special words about my writing.

I also give a big thanks to Montlake/Amazon Publishing for stepping in and buying my series from the defunct Dorchester Publishing and giving my series a new home.


Anonymous said...

Reading your post knowing that it wasn't fiction was awful, but obviously nothing compared to what you must have felt and experienced during this horrific episode and afterwards .... to write or speak about such a tragedy is the first step towards healing.
My story is that I had to fight cancer ... and you're perfectly right, everything that I thought at one time essential isn't anymore, absolutely everything changes after that!

I'm happy for you, for your husband but so sorry for your kitties. Best of luck with this new beginning - Bonne chance ! AC *^_^*

Deborah Macgillivray said...

Take care. I went through 7 years of battling cancer with my mother. And yes, it does change priorities, what was one so very important suddenly seems trivial.

You heal and get better.

Once you come through the battle it makes you appreciate life so much more.

My best,


Jeannie said...

You amaze me. Your strength, perseverance, and will are nothing short of warrior woman.
The post is harrowing to say the least. Your healing takes time, but I have no doubt you will make it through. Hugs to you, Deborah.