Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Special Guest - Debby Mayne

White Roses are pleased to have with us once again, author Debby Mayne with her book, Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida.

Author and speaker Debby Mayne grew up in a military family, which meant moving every one to three years throughout her childhood. Debby was born in Alaska and lived in Mississippi, Tennessee, Oregon, Florida, Hawaii, and Japan. Her comfort foods are as diverse as her interests. You might find her eating sushi while reading a cozy mystery novel or fried catfish while watching a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game.

Her husband of almost 30 years has accepted the fact that outside of her faith and family, books are the most important thing in her life. She and Wally have two grown daughters, Lauren and Alison, a son-in-law, Jason, and a granddaughter named Emma.

Debby has published 11 books, more than 400 short stories and articles, and 5 novellas that have been printed in 6 anthologies. She has also worked as the managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for a TV retailer, and as a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. Debby currently enjoys writing Christian fiction, which allows her the freedom to tell stories without restraining her convictions.

She lives on Florida’s west coast with her husband and two cats. To learn more about Debby, visit her website at

Debby's 2009 releases: Peachtree Dreams - Barbour Publishing, April 2009

Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida - Summerside Press, June 2009

Christmas Homecoming - Barbour Publishing anthology with Paige Winship Dooly, Elizabeth Goddard, and Elizabeth Ludwig, September 2009

Noah's Ark - Heartsong Presents, October 2009

Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry - Summerside Press, 2009

Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida - Amanda Burns owns a bicycle shop in Treasure Island, Florida, but she has very little time to enjoy the charming town or its beautiful beaches. When she's not caring for her emotionally demanding sister, she's busy waiting on customers. There's one customer she never minds seeing. Each year for his parents' anniversary, Jerry Simpson returns to the shop to rent a bicycle for two. Jerry's sense of responsibility to his parents has prevented him from even thinking about love. Will he and Amanda find the treasure they both deserve, even if neither of them is looking for it?

Working with Summerside Press: From the moment of my sale to Summerside Press, editor Rachel Meisel has been a joy to work with. Jason and Carlton have put together a great team of publishing professionals, and I'm excited to be included in the fabulous lineup.

Thank you Debby! Best of luck and God's blessings on your writing.

Pamela S Thibodeaux
"Inspirational with an Edge!"


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Let me be the first to pop in and welcome you again, Debby!

Enjoy your visit to WRIB blog!

Debby Mayne said...

Thanks, Pam! I appreciate the opportunity to share my latest release!

Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida was one of the most fun books I've ever written. Having the length to explore so many different relationships enabled me to dig deep and really get to know my characters. Plus Treasure Island is not far from where I live and I love beach settings.

Anyone up for a beach vacation?

Rose said...

Welcome to the WRIB blog!

Does your Christmas anthology have a theme, like angels, that's releasing in the fall? I really like those books that Barbour puts out.

Congratulations on all your releases.


JoAnn said...

Oh, a beach vacation sounds wonderful!

I also enjoy Barbour books. Thanks for visiting our WRIB blog!

Cami Checketts said...

Be Still and Let Your Nail Polish Dry? I love that title. I'm definitely looking for that one, along with your other books.
Congrats and blessings,

Laurean Brooks said...

Congratulations on all you've accomplished.

Maybe someday... LOL. You are a busy lady, but seem to still find time to enjoy yourself.

In what part of Tennessee did you live? I'm from the northwest rural part.

Laurean Brooks, white rose author
Journey To Forgiveness

MarthaE said...

Your books have fun titles! This one sounds very sweet! Best wishes for a successful release!