|Debra H. Goldstein|
Confessing Passions – Offering Fun
by Debra H. Goldstein
by Debra H. Goldstein
I confess to two sinful passions: shoes and books. I’m a sucker for any pair of shoes that fit me. Luckily, size six AAA flat feet that are only comfortable in low heels limit the number of shoes with my name on them. This allows me use my money to indulge my second obsession – buying books, especially mysteries. Consequently, how could I say no to marrying heels and murder every second and fourth Friday through The Stiletto Gang’s blog? It is a perfect match for me J.
But then I started to worry about you. What engages you? Obviously, prattling about my love of shoes and books will quickly bore you. So, what to write about?
Describing me can pretty much be summed up in a few words: judge, litigator, author, wife, mother of twins, step-mom, civic volunteer, transplanted Yankee and a woman who hates to be pigeon-holed. My writings are equally diverse. That’s why my personal blog is called “It’s Not Always a Mystery.” (http://DebraHGoldstein.wordpress.com)
Spending a lot of words telling you about how Harlequin Worldwide Mysteries will be issuing my 2012 IPPY Award winning debut novel, Maze in Blue, a mystery set on the University of Michigan’s campus in the 1970’s, as its May 2014 selection seems a waste of time because you can read about that on my website, www.DebraHGoldstein.com. The same holds true for introducing you to my non-fiction pieces including “More Hugs Less Fear” that was published by More Magazine online, my short stories like “Legal Magic,” “Malicious Mischief,” “Grandma’s Garden” or this month’s Bethlehem Writers Roundtable featured story “A Political Cornucopia” (www.bwgwritersroundtable.com ).
I could share funny anecdotes about having four children, a husband whose blood runs Crimson, how I reacted when my book publisher ceased operations the week I was on my first Malice Domestic panel and had speaking engagements lined up for the next six months or balancing my legal career with writing, but I’d prefer to know what interests you. Whether something personal from my website, my Tom Sawyer philosophy, or why I think networking is almost as important as getting words on paper are all possible topics.
Let’s make this fun – I’ll spend the next few days thinking about shoes and books while you take a look at my website and stories and leave me comments on The Stiletto Gang Blog about your preferred topics. As an incentive, I will randomly pick a name and theme from your comments and send that person a free copy of Maze in Blue. Check back on November 22 to see who won and what the blog topic turns out to be.
Personal Blog: http://DebraHGoldstein.wordpress.com or through website-DHG’s Blog
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