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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
where fear and passion collide
Debora Dale Alt logo
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
where fear and passion collide

Shootings at Theater Nine

I know we’re all stunned by the shooting in Colorado, and that our hearts and healing wishes go out to everyone involved, but I can’t stop thinking that each time we talk about “the victims” we minimize who they were (WERE, not are) as people....
We Chose Homeschooling

We Chose Homeschooling

My soon-to-be sixteen-year old is just days away from finishing her high school studies. As a homeschooler, she’s free to decide when she’d like to do her work – mornings, weekends, evenings – as long as she puts in the required amount of hours and covers the work...
The Harry Potter Generation

The Harry Potter Generation

More than a decade ago, an entire generation was introduced to the magical, wondrous world of Harry Potter. It was a world full of friendships, hard lessons and evil. Harry’s innocence, though it fought valiantly to hang on, was lost very early. The tragic attack on...
Creating the Mood

Creating the Mood

I always use my laptop to plot and write my stories. It just makes sense to do so since I type faster than I write by hand. Also, the words never flow quite right on the first run and revising via computer is a whole lot easier – highlight/delete – than...
Would have been…

Would have been…

Today “would have been” my grandmother’s 96th birthday and I can’t help but again think of dozens of woulda’s coulda’s and shoulda’s. If she were here, I would have made chocolate chip cookies to celebrate. I should have done that last year but went for store-bought...

The Mayonnaise Jar

A professor stood before his philosophy  class and  had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he  picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and started to fill it with  golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They...