A summer job in Seattle gave Debby Detering the soulmate with whom she enjoyed an expanding and diverse family and decades of appreciation for our world, from moonlight to mountains to minnows.
Debby writes from perspectives of a mother and foster mother, an apple orchardist/geographer’s wife, and medical records work in a Community Clinic.
She hopes her writing, and a variety of other reading, will help others find joy in difficult times and resiliency to get past the pain that inevitably come with living.
Libraries and home bookshelves can showcase the roads where others have traveled. The characters you read about, in both history and fiction, become friends and influencers when you invite them into your life.
by Deborah (Debby) Detering
What if God lived in the penthouse of his hotel and took the elevator to communicate with his people in the city?
What if God comes, disguised as a shabby old man, to the streets of New York in the Christmas season?
Where is God when I am tangled in a forest in a time of witches, dragons, and isolated farms?
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In a century-old journal, Debby Detering discovers how her grandfather’s decision to work on the Panama Canal, and then in Hawaii, led to her New England upbringing and transfer to the western States—but what happened to the family’s one-time San Diego ranch?
This book includes:
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*Note that the Paperback book has about twice the photos as the Kindle version!
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COMING SOON: ANOTHER GENRE! First in Debby’s middle grade “Aunt Tabby” series Projected date: September 2021
Who is the white-haired surprise visitor who talks about ghosts in her house?
Jeremy wonders: “Aunt Who?”
Katrina remembers: “Great Aunt Tabby who travels around the world and writes books!”
But why does Dad tell her to be careful what stories she tells, and what is he hiding about an adventure in Timbuktu?
Learn more about Aunt Tabby, her nieces and nephews, and where they travel!
By the time Derek reaches his third foster home, he knows he’s the family problem, the dumb one, the ugly one, and—most frightening—maybe the crazy one. If your own mother doesn’t care, no one else will. Derek can think of only one way out.
Nate is desperate to escape his foster home placement, get back to Angie, and set up a stable home like his friend’s, but you need an established business for support, and Nate doesn’t even know whether his dad still has a business.