Wednesday, January 13, 2021

It's happened again! 
I take a nap and when I wake up, an author has taken over my blog! 
Well, it's a good thing I love them, and you all. 😉

So, your host for the day is author
Debbie DeLouise!

2020: A Bad Year For Living But Not For Writing

Although, like most people, I don’t have fond memories of 2020, I’m proud that I published 3 books during the year of the pandemic: Memory Makers, No Gravestone Unturned (Cobble Cove #5), and Pet Posts: The Cat Chats.

Memory Makers, a medical mystery published by Next Chapter, was released in July. It’s the story of Lauren Phelps, a woman who volunteers for a clinical trial of a new memory drug hoping to recall the face of the “shadow” man who kidnapped her and her sister twenty-five years ago. While Lauren escaped, her sister was murdered.

No Gravestone Unturned, a Halloween mystery and the 5th book of my Cobble Cove cozy series, was published in October. It featured a murder in a cemetery that was witnessed by Sneaky the Library cat. While Alicia, Gilly, and the sheriff try to solve it, Sneaky and his gal pal, Kittykai, as well as a black cat inn guest, also try to lend a paw.

Pet Posts: The Cat Chats, my first non-fiction pet book, came out in early December. This book features full-color photos of six of my cats and features articles and blog posts covering topics of feline health, behavior, and also includes short stories and quizzes, all told from the cat’s point of view.

My short science fiction stories, “The Felindae Mission” and “Mirror Image” appeared in the Red Penguin Collection, What Lies Below.

I had three poems published in anthologies: “Window Cats” in the 2020 Nassau County Voices in Verse; “Poetry Contest” in the 2020 Bard's Annual; and “Advent” in the Tis the Seasons anthology published by Red Penguin Books.

In 2020, I also won two awards - the Cat Writers’Association’s Muse Medallion for my eBook, Sneaky’s Christmas Mystery and a 5-star silver medal from Readers Favorite for my psychological mystery, Sea Scope

I’m looking forward to 2021 as a year that’s better for everyone and one in which I hope to continue sharing my writing with readers. I’m thankful for the support of those who purchase and review my books and stories and for the friends, family, and fellow authors who share my news, encourage, and inspire me.

In January, I’ll be starting the monthly First Draft virtual writer’s club for my library. In February, I’ll be hosting the monthly Fun with Fiction library book club on Zoom.  For more information on these free online Zoom programs and registration details, you can read my blog post (link: Also, at the end of February, I’ll be presenting an online writer’s workshop, “From Blogs to Books: How To Publish for Pleasure or Profit” for Long Island University. Details will be provided in my February author newsletter that you can subscribe to at 

Last, but not least, I’m happy to announce that my New Year’s story, “Toasting 2021,” has been accepted for the upcoming We Made It anthology of the Red Penguin Collection. 

About the Author

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writers’ Association. Her novels include the five books and three stories of the Cobble Cove cozy mystery series, a comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow, and the standalone mysteries; Reason to Die, Sea Scope, and Memory Makers. Her latest book, Pet Posts: The Cat Chats is a non-fiction pet book. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and three cats.

Debbie's stories and poetry also appear in the Red Penguin Collections, What Lies Beyond and ‘Tis the Season. Her poems are also featured in the Nassau County Voices In Verse 2020 anthology and the 2020 Bards Annual.

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A big thank you to Debbie for taking over my blog today.
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  1. Enjoyed getting to know Debbie DeLouise better. Can't wait to read more of her books!
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  2. Thanks so much for allowing me to take over your blog, Lisa.