We Welcome Award-Winning Graphic Designer and Author Deborah L. Perdue to Cat’s Reading Den. Sharing Deb’s New Book, an Interview, and Book News. . .


Author Deborah L. Perdue



Welcome Readers, Friends, and Visitors.

Cat is happy you are here and came by to meet our newest author and writer to “The Reading Den!”
Meet Author Deborah L. Perdue.


All About The Author Who Shares Inspiration & Gratitude With Readers:

Deborah Perdue is the author of five books on her favorite topic and passion, gratitude. She also teaches workshops, and classes and facilitates women’s retreats on the topic of gratitude, abundance, and how to live a life of peace and joy. It has been her passion to help others transform their lives and her own life through her spiritual path and the power of being grateful! She has been a Center for Spiritual Living licensed practitioner for over 14 years.

She writes spiritual articles and blog posts on gratitude. They have been published online and in local publications. Deborah writes ‘Daily Gratitude Reflections’ to her subscriber email list for over seven years! She was first introduced to the practice of gratitude on a daily basis at the Center for Spiritual Living in the Rogue Valley.

It is her intention that her gratitude journals and books will be a blessing to others who wish to uplift their consciousness by practicing gratitude. The spiritual classes she facilitates encourage others in their transformation to awakening.

In 1994, Deborah received two Bachelor’s Degrees (Cum Laude) from Sonoma State University, in English (emphasis: creative writing) and Studio Art (with emphasis: photography). Her graphic design business, Illumination Graphics, is a rewarding and prospering business that she loves. Deb is an accomplished book designer with over 20 years of experience, and she chooses to specialize in the design of spiritual book covers.

Living in the country in Oregon, her home office overlooks beautiful forested land and is near the famous Rogue River where she, her husband, and two dogs visit and swim, almost every day in the summer. She hails from the Bay Area, CA. where she spent 45 years until moving to Southern Oregon.


About The New Book Release TitledDaily Gratitude Reflections: 365 Inspirational Daily Guides to Grateful Living.”


Would you like to be a happier, more peaceful, and positive person?

Practicing gratitude each day is well worth the effort. It is the power to transform negative thinking, limited perceptions, low vibration emotions (such as anger, depression, anxiety ), and how you experience life in general. Peace, joy, and a brighter outlook are natural consequences of flowing gratitude.

Uncovering things to be grateful for, even in challenging moments, is a skill most of us need to be taught, and then we need to practice it. Most of us would benefit greatly from having a good example, a wise teacher, and a simple way to practice gratitude each day.

This book is such a guide.

Gratitude mastered, becomes a Super Power of sorts that can transform our perspective and worldview, resulting in more peace and joy and reducing stress.

Deborah Perdue has written five books on Gratitude. She offers online classes and annual retreats to teach others how to live Gratitude in the same manner she used to transform her own life.

Daily Gratitude Reflections is a gratitude devotional loaded with daily inspiration. It is a beautiful, easy read, filled with pearls of wisdom, powerful quotes, the author’s personal reflections, and beautiful, inspiring full-color photos on each page. This gratitude devotional is a lovely guide to becoming happier, more positive, and peaceful, harnessing the power of living with a heart full of gratitude.

“I ‘had never realized how much there really is to be grateful for every day. Deborah’s Daily Gratitudes helped to transform my thinking and fill me with a new sense of wonder.”- Kimberly Bowmen


If you would like to receive inspirational insights from the author to your inbox, Monday-Friday, to guide you on your daily “Spiritual Scavenger Hunt,” you may email Deborah at: info@GraceofGratitude.com

A Special Treat For Cat’s Readers! For a limited time, you can read Deborah’s new E-book Release from Book Funnel while they last! Just visit the link and download your copy NOW!
Get the free ebook & be added to her subscriber list.  https://dl.bookfunnel.com/3vx8hrqu7f



Author INTERVIEW With Deborah Perdue 🤗
(Courtesy of Awesome Gang Book Site)


What inspires you to write?
Writing about spirituality inspires me greatly. In particular, writing about gratitude, and inspiring others to be more grateful in their lives is very fulfilling to me. Becoming a gratitude aficionado in my own life in 2012 informs me of how very powerful a daily gratitude practice is, and I like to share this knowledge.


Tell us about your writing process?
I tend to write short pieces. When I write, I like best to use pen and paper, and then type on my computer where I also edit. I write daily because I send out Daily Gratitude Reflections and this keeps me always writing which I love to do.


Who are YOUR favorite authors?
Spiritually, I enjoy Mark Nepo, Michael A. Singer, Brene Brown, Caroline Myss, Deepak Chopra, and Wayne Dyer, to name just a few. Fiction-wise, I enjoy modern psychological drama and mysteries. A few authors to name are Kristen Hannah, Judi Picoult, and Susan Clayton-Goldner. I also love Toni Morrison, Anne Lamott, and Maya Angelou. Loved Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming.”


What genre do you enjoy reading for pleasure?

Modern psychological fiction and also modern mysteries.


What advice would you give other writers?

If you love what you are writing about, keep going! Never give up. Writing is a wonderful form of creativity.


How did you decide how to publish your books?

I self-publish through my own publishing company Applegate Valley Publishing. I wanted to publish my first Grace of Gratitude Journal and did, and then others followed. Inspiration gratitude books and one more beautiful journal.


What do you think about the future of book publishing?

Books will always be loved by many. A lot of people like me prefer touching the pages of a physical book. Print books will have their place and ebooks are now popular too.

Lastly, what is one quirky thing readers don’t know about you?

Sometimes my husband has to remind me to be grateful if I’m in a bad mood. LOL!

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I highly suggest you give Deborah a visit to her fabulous website to see all five books she has published and readers can connect with her on social media too by clicking these links:

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Thanks for stopping by Cat Lyon’s Reading Den!

Author Pavane Ravel Garnishes Stellar Editorial Book Review by Reader’s Favorite For “Revelation of Lies,” Book One of Pavane’s New Series.



For Immediate Release:

Author Pavane Ravel’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Drama book “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin” by Pavane Ravel, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1098369815 and available at Bookbaby https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-other-shoes-of-larry-martin?format=ebook.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins. They have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors.

Reviewed By Ronél Steyn for Readers’ Favorite

Larry Martin is not a good person. He is lazy. He treats women badly. He thinks the world owes him everything that he wants but hasn’t earned. Unfortunately, Larry was also raised by an abusive father with right-wing beliefs which he adopted as his own. What more can one expect from a person raised without love?

Then Larry loses his job as a journalist and eventually loses his home as well. Homeless, forced to live day by day, begging and often stealing, Larry decides to shed his old self and change. He decides to become a better person. In The Other Shoes of Larry Martin, Book One: Revelation of Lies, Pavane Ravel brings us a story of transformation, internal growth, and connections with people on personal levels, showing us that change is possible when we start with ourselves.

Pavane Ravel has a writing style that is easy to fall into. It is comfortable and has a good flow. There is definite good character building. I intensely disliked the main character at the beginning of the book. As this book is based on profound character growth, the author did a remarkable job of slowly easing the reader along on the journey. I found the attention to detail with the construction of the various homesteads quite interesting.

The Other Shoes of Larry Martin is ideal for readers who enjoy extraordinary character changes, fighting for survival, and climbing to the top to make a change for the better. This book can also be recommended to those readers who want to know themselves on a deeper level.
I loved how the story itself became the story of the book. Highly recommend it!”


Author Pavane Ravel


About The Author

Pavane Ravel is the author and writer of her introductory novel series of “The Other Shoes of Larry Martin.” Book one, “Revelation of Lies,” was released Oct. 2021 and is available for purchase on her official website, Amazon, B&N, online, and many online bookstores.

Ravel has always wanted to be a full-time writer and finally has reached the point in life where that dream is a reality. Pavane traveled extensively over the years and has seen nearly the entire United States, much of Canada and Europe, along with some of Central America. Pavane also studied both political science and journalism in universities both stateside and Europe.

Pavane is now happily married with children; she enjoys discussing economics after working as a commodities broker. Pavane resides in NYC and spends time concentrating on both family and her writing.

This book was an important story to tell for Pavane, as Larry Martin is such a complex and fascinating character. Pavane enjoys humor and loves to engage and connect with readers on social media.

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Cat Welcomes Our Newest Author ~ Dave Lager & His Fantastic Action/Crime Novel Series To The Reading Den…



I am happy to welcome Dave Ramacitti aka, Dave Lager and his hard-hitting action packed crime novel series of “Ro Delahanty.” I was excited to learn that the lead character is written around a woman warrior, Ro, trying to make her dream of being a police officer come true. I am about halfway reading book one of Dave’s series, and WOW!

Dave’s former experiences in journalism shines within his writing, as I’m sure he saw it all when doing so, and the first thing that hit me was the attention to detail in the storyline in his writing. I’m enjoying it and the dry musings here and there.

I am happy to have Dave as a new friend and fellow author as I welcome him into our author family. Let’s learn “who Dave Lager is,” the seasoned writer who brings Ro Delahanty to life within the pages of his novel series as I finished reading book one Ro’s Handle: A Ro Delahanty Novel

~Catherine Lyon ~ Lyon Literary Services


Dave Lager
Novelist Dave Lager


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Dave Lager is the pen name of Dave Ramacitti. The pen name is actually a derivative of a pet name used for her brother by his real-life sister, not unlike Ro’s unique name for Tuck, her brother.

Theoretically, Dave is the author of the Ro Delahanty novels. However, it feels more like he is the one transcribing as Ro dictates to him her story of finding herself in dangerous situations and discovering what it means to be a cop and a warrior. She is not reluctant to wake him up in the middle of the night with an idea for a new chapter.

Three novels in the Ro Delahanty series are now available: “Ro’s Handle,” “Hear Evil,” and “Losses” The fourth, “Secrets Never End,” should be released early 2022, while the fifth, “Secrets Never End: Revelations” should be out later in 2022. Dave has made his career in journalism and marketing and published several books under his given name for the small business market. Dave’s careers included working as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor and publisher, and as a marketing /public relations consultant helping small business be more effective marketers.

Dave and his wife of nearly thirty years are still best friends. They are pet lovers with 80% cute /20% brat puppy named Sofie and a laconic cat named Mr. Squeaks. They all reside in Western Illinois alongside the beautiful Mississippi River.



You Never Know Where Dave Will Show Up Next!




MORE ABOUT THE RO DELAHANTY NOVELS

Book One and Book Three a New Release



Book One – Introduction to
Ro’s Handle: A Ro Delahanty Novel

An overzealous rookie cop. A biased old-boys club. Will she have to shoot her way in?

Ro Delahanty never let her dream of becoming a cop out of her sights. Between years of black-belt judo lessons and sharpshooting championships, she thought she could handle anything the academy threw her way. But as the only female rookie on the force, she soon discovers it’ll take a warrior’s determination to get out from behind the desk and into the action.

Knowing she’ll have to work twice as hard for half the respect, she refuses to let distractions like a new boyfriend blobtnck her target. And her sacrifices will be well worth it if she can secure a “handle” that brands her as an equal instead of the butt of a joke.

When a simple field assignment spirals into a heavily-armed hostage standoff, will Ro and her trusty Sig Sauer P229 .357 aim true or will she miss the shot she’s trained her whole life to take?

Ro’s Handle is the first book in the gritty Ro Delahanty police procedural series. If you like tenacious heroines, crime scene drama, and high-octane shootouts, then you’ll love David Lager’s torn-from-the-headlines tale.


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Book Two – (Newer Release!) – Hear Evil: Book Two in the Ro Delahanty Series

She works hard to serve and protect. But now her dad’s in danger, and nothing in her training can defend him…

Rookie deputy sheriff Ro Delahanty only wants to uphold the law and make her father proud. And after a long day dealing with bar fights, pranksters, and car crashes, sometimes her only solace is their shared love of classical music. But she’s in for her toughest case yet when her dad, Big Mike, is struck down by a mysterious sickness…

Retracing Big Mike’s steps, she learns he attended a concert along with other victims, who are suffering from the same unexplainable symptoms. And the deeper she digs for the truth, the more she fears the incomprehensible culprit may be immune to any of her usual weapons.

Can Ro uncover the answers and save her father before his final note plays?

Hear Evil is the second book in the thrilling Ro Delahanty police procedural series. If you like intriguing cases, determined heroines, and supernatural mysteries, then you’ll love Dave Lager’s thought-provoking novel.


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Book Three(New Release!) – Losses: Book Three in the Ro Delahanty Series

Ten years ago Ro Delahanty announced to her fifth grade schoolmates she wanted to be a cop when she grew up. Unlike most kids, she didn’t change her mind a half-dozen times along the way.

Instead, she trained herself for the job by earning a black belt in judo and becoming a champion pistol shooter.

Now a rookie Fort Armstrong County deputy sheriff, she has to contend with being the only female on the force — will she be accepted as an equal? …with wondering what her “handle” — a nickname deputies informally “award” to fellow deputies — will be, and whether it will be one she can live with.

…and, after two years of self-imposed celibacy, with the unexpected arrival of a “complication” in her personal life.

But her ultimate test comes when four bad guys with assault rifles capture a fellow deputy and, armed only with her Sig Sauer P229 .357, she has to face them single-handed in a shootout.

Ro learns not only what it means to be a cop, but what it means to be a true warrior against those that want to do harm to those she is sworn to protect.


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Cat Welcomes Anne Fifield to The Reading Den. Anne is The Author & Visionary Creator of “Princess Caroline’s Adventures,” a Series of Basset Hound Themed Children’s Books. . .


"Princess Caroline's Adventures." Book Collection For Ages 7 to 12
Books By Author Aunt Anne Fifield



Welcome friends, authors, writers, and new friends,

Cat has a special guest author and treat for everyone with meeting my new friend and fellow author Aunt Anne Fifield.

Why do kids from 7 to 12 and adults young of heart love Aunt Anne’s Children’s books? 

Everyone enjoys Anne’s book collection because she adds her passion and love of Basset Hounds within the pages of stories with vibrant and colorful book covers too! As you will learn, she has fostered and adopted rescued basset hounds for the last 20 years. 

Anne also has been writing since she was young, but now retired, she has come back to her love of writing and published four children’s books within her series thus far, and #5 is on the way! 

So who is this unique and interesting woman everyone calls her Aunt Anne? Let’s find out together, shall we?

Once you do? Parents, grandma’s and grandpapas, aunts, and uncles will want Anne’s books for all the kids in their house. ~Cat Lyon



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About The Author

Anne Fifield is the creative visionary and best-selling children’s author of “The Princess Caroline’s Adventures” book series. Written for ages 7 to 12 and the young at heart, she is delighting kids worldwide. Her books are unique as she weaves in the elements of her rescued doggies, specifically basset hounds, into each of her stories and book covers.

Her first titled ‘The Princess’ Hand’ was released in August 2019, book two titled ‘Trip to Lake Ahrooo’ released in September 2020, book three followed in November 2020 with ‘The Hunt for the Jeweled Swords,’ and book four newly released in August 2021 titled ‘The Missing Knight.’ All are available on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, & many fine online book sites.

Anne is the youngest of three siblings and was born and raised outside Oklahoma City, OK. She met and married the love of her life, Tom, and they have been married for 24+years. Their kids are the four-legged variety who had adopted them over the years.

Anne’s career was also her passion. She was an ‘American Sign Language Interpreter’ for over 25-years and taught ASL at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Since both were her passions, she says she felt like she never worked a day in her life. In 2006, she became heavily involved in basset rescue and co-founded another one in 2011.

Anne, now retired, decided to move on to her next passion, the love of writing. She and her husband have rescued and fostered basset hounds for 20-years, so as Anne shares, “it felt natural to write children’s books with bassets as the characters. Our hounds provide the comic antics and inspiration for all my books. Thus, “Princess Caroline’s Adventures Series was born.” All the characters in her books are actual rescue dogs. Their pictures are on the back of each book.

Anne and her husband enjoy retired life and reside in the ‘Great State of Texas.’



MEET Piper and Finny! Aunt Anne’s Basset Doggies…




“Princess Caroline’s Adventures” Books 1-4 Now Available on Amazon Book, Amazon Kindle, and Read Free with Kindle Unlimited. Here is what readers are saying and some raving reviews!


Princess Caroline's Adventures
Four Book Kindle Collection on Kindle



ABOUT THE FOUR BOOK COLLECTION:

Princess Caroline’s Adventures (4 book series)Kindle Edition
by Anne Fifield (Author) , Pam Tanzey (Illustrator)

From Book 1:

“Little girls dream about their wedding day. They fantasize about the groom. They plan the wedding down to the very last detail. Princess Caroline is no exception. She has finally reached the age for courtship and marriage. She is over the moon about her wedding dreams coming true.

Then, she learns her father, King Archie Longear of Basset Hound Kingdom, has decreed an arranged marriage. Princess Caroline will have no say in the matter. She’s furious! Stubborn Princess Caroline decides to take matters into her own paws. She travels throughout the Kingdom to find a bachelor of her own choosing.

The mission is a bumpy journey filled with frightening adventures and self-discovery. Was King Archie right in his original decree, or was Princess Caroline correct in conducting her own search?”


From Book 4 a New Release:

Princess Caroline’s Adventures Book 4: The Missing Knight by Anne Fifield (Author)

Where will Princess Caroline’s adventure take her this time?

Caroline and the twins set out on a simple mission to return a misplaced journal to Knight Theo Howler. But tracking down Theo turns out to be more complicated than they thought!

Their journey takes them all the way to St. Bernard Kingdom, where everything from the furniture to the food is giant. The plot thickens when the trio discovers Theo is missing.

Unless Caroline can solve the mystery of the missing knight, she may not make it back to Basset Hound Kingdom!

Princess Caroline's Adventures Book 4: The Missing Knight


NEWS and a Few Reviews:

 Another mystery!
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
Verified Purchase ~ Book 4

“The Bassets are at it again and this book is as good as royal gold when it comes to an old fashioned medieval mystery. Except the characters are all dogs, mostly Basset hounds to be precise led by their fearless….most of the time…leader Princess Caroline. Even though these are middle school novels, I enjoy reading them as they tickle my funny bone imagining the situations the dogs find themselves in. Plus we are able to see the pictures of the real dogs after whom the characters are named. Look in the back of the book”…

 Princess Caroline is off for adventure again!
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2021
Verified Purchase ~ Book 2


“Princess Caroline and her friends, Daisy and Willow, make new friends and learn a few important lessons as they travel to relax and vacation at Lake Ahroo! As usual, we have stubborn behavior among the basset friends, a few disasters and, finally, some clear-headed decisions that help to save the day. The bassets also learn to accept a new friend, Chief the German Shepherd. The tale is delightful, full of twists, turns and surprises. Anne Fifield has another hit on her hands with book 2 in this series. Everyone will delight in this story”…

 Five bow wow good!
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2020.
Book 3 ~ Review


“Once again Princess Caroline gets herself and friends into trouble with her delightful stubbornness. Then she is smart enough to get them out of trouble – after a few close calls, of course! Well done, Anne.”


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I hope you enjoyed learning about Author Anne Fifield and her adorable basset hound doggie themed books for all your kid’s to read. Giving your children the gift of reading at a young age will help build their interest in reading all the way to adulthood and beyond! Cat sure is having a blast with helping Anne share her book series with kids around the world and I know parents will love giving them to their children too!

You may connect and follow Anne on social media and she welcomes emails from both kids and mom’s and dad’s alike.

Anne is open to invites for any and all Author Interviews with book reviewers, book bloggers as well.

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Meet Author Barbara Daniels Dena and Her New Book Release Titled “For the Soul,” An Amazing Collection of Short Stories.


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New Book Release By Barb Daniels Dena


Now, Cat has always been a firm believer that each of us has a story to tell and at least one book we can write about our lives. I am about to share this with you and what my new friend, Barb, has done. Barbara released her new book, a collection of short stories that will “touch” your heart, afford you some giggles, and so much more!

I am about halfway within reading her book, and each time I read one story and say it’s my favorite, I read the next one and change my mind, Seriously! I feel it indeed will be the next “Chicken Soup For The Soul” big hit! Here is more about the author and her new book.

~The Avid Reading Cat


Barbara Daniels Dena
Indie Author Barbara Daniels Dena




ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~  Barbara Daniels Dena


Barbara Daniels Dena is a new independent author of her eclectic book debut of “For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories,” released in August 2021. Almost a memoir, this unique collection of inspiring short stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many past and present memories and life experiences that tug on the heart, warming stories, and fictional tall tails delighting readers worldwide. The book is available for purchase on Amazon Books, Amazon Kindle, and many fine online book sites.

Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of “Make-Believe.” Today, her writing has developed from memories of family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love of animals. She is willing to admit that her vivid imagination plays a role in her stories. The author is an Illinois native who has lived in many places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited “Gypsy,” she has lived and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, Georgia, but Ultimately, coming home settling back in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.

Barbara is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner, ran a Temp Agency, then transitioned into her passion for floral design, opened, owned, and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the “Casablanca Lily.” Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn’t writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting, enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.

Her favorite book is “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her first love is and always will be playing with her fur baby, a little Yorkie named Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing.



ABOUT THE BOOK

For the Soul Kindle Edition


Memories and fiction fill this collection with humor, heartwarming compassion, and spine-tingling fright from the author’s own experiences and an imagination she can barely control. Quilts, children, and dogs have always played a large part in the author’s life. Therefore, it is not surprising to find stories of warm quilts wrapped around her tales or tails.

A trait the reader discovers in Barbara’s writing is that much like life, nothing within the covers of this book will be what one expects.


What Goodreads Readers Are Sharing!

For the Soul
by Barbara Daniels Dena (Goodreads Author)
J. Schlenker‘s review 5-stars
Aug 21, 2021
“It was amazing!
A delightful array of stories that show us we can derive joy from both the simplicities and the complexities of life.”


For the Soul
by Barbara Daniels Dena (Goodreads Author)
ConnieLee Hilborn‘s review
Sep 03, 2021
For The Soul

“Barbara Daniels Dena certainly warms my soul with her stories. I love the look into animal psyche she presents. I can tell her life experiences are throughout the stories. I was captivated immediately. I look forward to more from this talented author.”


The Authors Books Can Be Purchased on Amazon Books and Amazon Kindle For the Soul 
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