About Me

Who am I?

I’m Deb, married to the best man in the world and mom to three distinct personalities, aged 9, 7, and 5.  You know how some people have these peaceful children who play quietly and sit still while the grownups talk?  Yeah, mine are nothing like that.  Mine are the ones turning cartwheels in your living room and quizzing you on baseball stats while showing off their ninja skills. Don’t get me wrong, they’re great kids, the best really, but they just might have inherited my boredom gene, so we’re always looking for creative entertainment around here.

I used to have the super full life as a mom to three, missionary to the slums of Argentina, writer, and general crazy person.  We recently gave up the missionary part, and moved “home” to Indiana, where for the first time my husband works all day while I’m with the kids.  Let me tell you, this whole “normal” thing is really weird.  My new life is a good one, and the longer I’m in it the more I like it, though I’m still trying to figure out how it all works.

My Books

In April of 2013, I published my first two novels, The Book of Sight and The Broken Circle. They’re books 1 and 2 of a series (also called The Book of Sight) for young adults. Set in modern day Colorado, they tell the story of five teenagers who have a mysterious book delivered to them. The book seems to be nonsense, but eventually they are able to read the amazing stories in it and find that it opens their eyes to things that have always been around them but they were never able to see before. The books are mostly adventure novels, though there is a fantasy element thrown in.

Eventually, there will be five books in the series. I’m hard at work on Book 3 right now, so if you see a weirdo pulled over on the side of the road with a laptop propped up next to the steering wheel, that’s me trying to pound out my daily word count before it’s time to pick up the kids from school. Pull over and say Hi! (Or just tell me I can’t park there, like most people do.)

You can get the books on Amazon in either e-book or print form. Also, check out the review over on The Pioneer Woman’s site.

What’s on my bookshelf?

I’m an insatiable reader, and I’ll read almost anything that’s fiction, though I have to confess I’m not a fan of crime novels.  You can check out the ever-growing Book Recommendation section for more of my fascinating opinions, but here’s a sample of what’s on my shelf:

The Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Every book ever written by Jane Austen

The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Dune (and all its sequels) by Frank Herbert

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M Montgomery

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Ender’s Game (and all its sequels) by Orson Scott Card

Outlander (and all its sequels) by Diana Gabaldon

The Foundation, Robot, and Empire series by Isaac Asimov

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Okay, so I have a whole room of bookshelves.  I’ll stop for now.   But seriously, I’m always on the prowl, so if you have books to recommend, especially if they’re anything like the ones above, bring them on.


10 Responses to About Me

  1. Jeff Wagner says:

    I heard about this from 18to88, the FINEST blog on the web. A) because it’s about the Colts and B) because of Deshawn Zombie (wish he would have kept the moniker)

    I read everything he writes and throughly enjoy the site, but enough about Deshawn (er Nate).

    I would recommend Robert Jordan, the Eye of the World be added to your kindle.

    Hope the site goes well and looking forward to reading your (and others) stories.


    • debdunlevy says:

      I’m checking out the Eye of the World right now. Thanks!
      Of course, you’re right about Deshawn and his general awesomeness. Please feel free to keep calling him that. I encourage it as much as possible.
      And thanks for the visit!

  2. paperclip says:

    Really great blog. Love it! The stories are simple, sweet and fun! 🙂 Keep up the great work.

  3. Lisa Taylor says:

    Are you working on a book of sight #3? I really hope so i loved the first 2! Have you ever read The Sword Of Truth? Its by Terry Goodkind and its a series of books and i loved every one of them and theyre super long so they last for a while. I hate when ai dont have a good book to read. My name is Lisa and i cant wait for #3!!! Thank you for your books so far,,,

    • Deb says:

      I AM working on #3! Outline is all done and maybe half of the first chapter is written. So yeah, it’s going to take a while. 🙂 I’m hoping to crack down this fall and get a first draft finished so we can look to publish by next summer. No promises, but that’s the goal. I’m really glad you liked the first two. That completely makes my week. Also, I haven’t read The Sword of Truth, but I am checking it out now. I’m always excited to get new recommendations, so thanks!

  4. Marci Jo says:

    Adult reader here, mom to a 16 year old daughter and teacher to third graders. Loved, loved, loved! The Book of Sight and The Broken Circle. I was home sick for two days and in between bouts of miserableness, I read both books – I couldn’t put them down. I love the concept and the relationships between the characters. The Broken Circle was heart pounding and irresistible as I kept trying to yell at Logan about what he forgot was the most important thing to their group. I have some very high readers this year and feel that I could recommend these two books without qualms to parents to check out and read with their kids. The imagery is great for visualization as well. I love the GILF – I would love to see a picture of these joyful little creatures! I would give just about anything to see the changing tree. I am hooked! Please write more in this series – I will gobble them up, even if I am not really in your target audience, since I am a teacher, I can stick my feet into pretty much any age level and genre with good justification. 🙂 I enjoyed these trips of fancy far more than Harry Potter! Keep up the good work!

    • debdunlevy says:

      Marci Jo, you just made my Saturday morning! I’m so pleased that you enjoyed them. I’ve had so much fun writing them, so it makes me happy to think that I’m not the only one. Don’t worry, I’m hard at work on the third book, and the last two are banging around in my head, too. I’ll get them out there just as soon as my crazy life permits. And just between me and you, you pretty much were my target audience, since I wrote exactly the sort of thing I like to read myself. 🙂

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