This is my first time participating in #PitchWars and #PimpMyBio. My name is Debbie De Louise, and I live on Long Island, New York, where I work as a librarian at a public library. I’ve published several books with a wonderful small publisher, Solstice Publishing, including my Cobble Cove cozy mystery series featuring a librarian, newspaper publisher, and a library Siamese cat and pet Golden Retriever in the small fictional town of Cobble Cove, New York. I also write other genres and recently completed, Sea Scope, the psychological thriller I am hoping to publish with a larger publisher. Maybe the great #PitchWars mentors can help.
- I’m a Taurus (born in early May) which means I’m stubborn, but that’s also a good trait for an author.
- I love animals, particularly cats and have two of my own – Oliver and Stripey. I also include pets in most of my writing.
- I have a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Library and Information Science.
- Besides reading and writing, I enjoy walking, cuddling with my cats, and watching mystery/crime shows.
- I’m a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, and the Cat Writer’s Association.
- I won a special award from Hartz Corporation for my article on cat grooming in the CWA annual contest in 2016.
- I won a journalism award in college for my work as features editor on the student newspaper.
- I’m the youngest of four in my family.
- I am married with a 12-year old daughter.
- My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Mary Higgins Clark, and Sandra Brown, although I enjoy reading lesser known and debut authors, as well.
About My Book – Sea Scope
When infertility threatens her marriage and her husband refuses to seek medical help, children’s book illustrator Sarah needs an escape. Sea Scope, the family-owned inn in South Carolina where she spent her childhood, seems just the place. It’s been twenty years since she’s set foot there, twenty years since she and her brother Glen discovered the body of a guest. Although ruled a suicide, Sarah always had her suspicions. Now she faces long-buried memories and ominous text messages from someone claiming to be her dead brother. A devout skeptic and seeker of facts, Sarah hunts the prankster, uncovering inconvenient truths and family secrets along the way, until that long ago “suicide” looks more like murder. And if Sarah keeps digging, the next body found by the lighthouse may just be her own.