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Barry, Debra R.

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Comments from the author about writing:  Words have always come easy for me and I have always been interested in books, writing, and reading. I began writing about ten years ago. After about fifty-four rejection letters, I decided to take a break. "Take a Break" is code for I had a melt down, gave up trying to get published, and packed my manuscripts away in a desk drawer. I kept writing down my ideas, but I got busy living my life and suddenly I blinked and ten years had passed by. About a year ago, I decided to dust off my manuscripts and start submitting my writing to publishers again! I dusted off all those rejection letters and read those again, too. Being published is a dream come true. I would not be here today if it weren't for many people along the way who helped me one step at a time.....It has been a long journey.

If I can give you one piece of advice it would be: Don't wait too long to chase your dreams. Although, my ten years of waiting helped me grow, and become a better writer, what if I had never pulled my books out again? Thankfully I did. So, whoever you are and whatever your dreams are.... don't pack them away for too long!

Book Types: Fiction

Audience Types: Children

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Picture Books

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Fees are negotiable.

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County: Linn

Books By This Author

  • Loneliest Leaf, PublishAmerica, Baltimore, 2011.

  • Debbie's Eyes, PublishAmerica, Baltimore, 2011.
  • Aly~oop, PublishAmerica, Baltimore, 2010.

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