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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
where fear and passion collide
Debora Dale Alt logo
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
where fear and passion collide
There won’t be trumpets

There won’t be trumpets

There are heroes in the world, wrote Stephen Sondheim in the song There Won’t Be Trumpets. Princes and heroes in the world; and one of them will save us…wait and see, wait and see. That hopeful promise was followed by a warning: There won’t be...
Manhattan Special

Manhattan Special

Manhattan IS special but a Manhattan Special is even more special…to my heroine. In my upcoming romantic suspense, Surrender at Canyon Road, my heroine, Dani, is basically living on her last dollars. She’s hopeful though. She’s about to take the last...
Children as Caretakers

Children as Caretakers

Imagine being a child, 10 years of age, and suddenly responsible for the wellbeing of a baby brother or sister. While seeing children as caretakers is not that uncommon, when children take on the role of parent for their siblings, teaching them to walk, talk, brush...
Not Your Mother’s Hero

Not Your Mother’s Hero

Yesterday’s Hero   We’ve all heard of them, most of us have read them – many of us enjoyed them. What were they? Romance novels from decades ago, dime-store books, mass-market paperbacks we eagerly devoured, shared and discussed, where the hero swept the heroine off...
The Romance Heroine and Childhood Trauma

The Romance Heroine and Childhood Trauma

The heroine in my romantic suspense novel, Surrender at Canyon Road, (available May 2020!) survived trauma as a child through sheer wit, determination and courage. As a young girl, she was forced to adapt to the fluctuating moods of a severely ill parent who...
Not Your Mother’s Heroine

Not Your Mother’s Heroine

New Release! In my new romantic suspense, Surrender at Canyon Road, (available May 2020!), my heroine is faced with a harrowing choice. She must save herself or save her meager possessions. Logically, we’d scream for her—for anyone—to save themselves. But in Dani’s...