17 hours ago

Deborah D Ferguson

Book 8, Finding Her Way, is finally at my editor's. She'll have it back for corrections in January.
So I started book 9 and my characters chattered away...until last week when they went silent. How did they know I needed to write my Christmas letter? They stayed silent until tonight when I finally got the letter written and printed out. Suddenly I couldn't stop my characters. I pulled up the document and let them have their say.
It's fun living with the voices in my head.
Happy Holidays and keep safe!
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2 months ago

Deborah D Ferguson

Wahoo! I have finally finished the rough draft of Book 8. Now the hard work starts--editing, editing, and more editing so it will be ready for public consumption!
I'll keep you posted for the release date--sometime in February.
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3 months ago

Deborah D Ferguson

We learned two important things today. First, do NOT go to a sports bar on game day. We could not hear what our waitress was saying. The food was fabulous though!
Second, do NOT go to Lowe's on a three day weekend. It was crazy busy. We really didn't need to pick up that item even though we do want to work on that project on Monday.
Hope you all have a safe Labor Day!
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5 months ago

Deborah D Ferguson

My book writing isn't going as fast as when we lived in Washington. But I'm okay with that. Hope my readers are.

Being home and close to family is awesome. And yet walking through some of the journeys my family is experiencing has been hard at times.
Dementia is an awful disease and to see someone we love sink deeper into it is heartbreaking. All the questions that go along with it is frustrating. I'm a Christian and have been for many decades. When it comes to this disease, I find myself asking God, Why? Why does my loved one continue to live when she has no idea who I am and hasn't known for several months. Why leave her here when she gets so frustrated and confused on a regular basis?
I feel that's selfish on my part but I'm not the only she doesn't know. I have believed over the years that we stay on Earth until our purpose has been fulfilled.
But how can someone with dementia or Alzheimers complete their course?
As she has done for many years, she continues to teach me. As I spend time with my loved one, I am learning patience, how to love unconditionally, and to live in the moment. It's not easy but some lessons aren't.
I can no longer discuss the past with her or ask questions that I would love her to answer but I can enjoy each moment we spend together--even if it goes a little sideways at times.
Today when we left she let me hug her goodbye, even though she didn't know me. This was a good day!

If you are walking this journey too, know that my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your loved ones!
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1 years ago

Deborah D Ferguson

Announcing the re-release of Puget Sound Summer, The Summer In Between, and Bicycle Summer.
I have updated the covers to give a fresh, new look. The stories are the same.
Here they are:
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