Cover Reveal – New Book Coming Soon!

I’m not quite sure where this year has flown to, but I also never mentioned I’ve been working on getting my book I finished writing in 2019, published this year. Seems I’m cutting it to the last days of 2022, but it’s coming.

The eventual coming of a new book … In 2019 I finished writing a little memoir called Fifteen First Times – Beginnings: A Collection of Indelible Firsts. It was late fall and my plan was to let the book marinate through the winter of 2020 while my husband and I went to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for two months to dodge the worst of winter here. Little did I know, that would be our last vacation together, and I discovered he wasn’t looking well. We got home just in time – the day before Covid lockdowns began here, and coincidentally, my husband’s scheduled hospital checkup was cancelled.

The year 2020 became a difficult one as the days, weeks and months passed and I had yet to know that I was losing the love of my life to cancer and I couldn’t get him into the hospital until is was much too late. I digress. Needless to say, the last thing on my mind was going through edits, which requires concentration, and all the tedious bits that go into publishing. The year 2020 passed, and in spring of 2021 so did my husband. Needless to say, I was non productive in 2021.

I promised myself I’d publish this book in 2022. Edits began, and in between book stuff, was life, and learning to do podcasts, and writing for them, and well, as you know, before we know it, year’s end is approaching. And so now as we near the end of 2022, I will be publishing this book by hook or by crook before the calendar flips to 2023.

My spiritual Sister, Colleen Chesebro of Unicorn Cats Publishing designed this cover for my book:

Here’s the blurb:

This book is a collection of stories about some of Kaye’s first-time experiences with life’s most natural events. Told through the intimate conversational writing we’ve come to know from this author, poignant personal stepping-stones to learning moments are revealed. She encompasses the heart of each matter with sincerity and sprinkled inflections of humor.

From first kiss to first car to walking in the desert with four-inch heels, Kaye’s short coming-of-age stories take us through her awakenings and important moments of growth, often without warning.  Some good and some not, life lessons are learned through trial and error, winging it, and navigating by the seat of her pants.


I’m aiming to publish somewhere within the next two weeks. I hope once published that some of you in this wonderful community will help spread the word. 💜



118 thoughts on “Cover Reveal – New Book Coming Soon!

  1. Love the book cover Debby and I can commiserate in the reasons this book was delayed.

    If I’ve come to learn anything from you dear Debby in the years we’ve been blogging friends, is that by hook or crook you WILL get it done. 😁🥰

    Much love Debby and I’m sure it will be a huge success. 💖💕💖

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    1. Aw, thank you so much my lovely friend, for your kind words. That is me. I may let things simmer, but I always go back. Thanks for the kudos and love, and sending some right back at ya! ❤ ❤ xxx

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  2. Congratulations, Debby! Colleen’s cover is perfect. Full of energy, thoughtfulness, and beauty at the same time. Of course, you can count on me to spread the word, and I know we will be many. Good luck and I’m looking forward to the actual launch. ♥

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  3. I’m happy for you, Debby. I’m guessing that writing and focusing your energy on this project has been a welcome break from the most challenging of life experiences.

    I love the general theme of your book. We all remember the big firsts in our lives. Happy to spread the word when the book comes out.

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  4. Huge congrats, Debby. Life got in the way (in a big way), but I hope the timing feels right now. I love the way you describe the mix of topics, the good and the not-so-good, the sincerity and humor. I look forward to reading and to getting an early review in for you. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  5. Oh, Debby, this is absolutely wonderful! I adore the cover. It really sets the tone for the book. I look forward to reading it, and PLEASE, if you need a blog stop to help promote it, I am raising my hand! Hugs, my friend, and congrats!


    1. Oh yay, thanks so much Jan. My cup runneth over right now in the midst of so much and trying to get this book out, not sure if I’ll have time to prepare anything for a blog tour until it’s release. But I will be sure to let you know. Thanks so much. ❤


  6. I am beyond excited for you, Debby! I had no idea you were getting a book ready, but I know what you have been through these past years. I’m sure many of us will find ourselves in the first times you will share! Colleen did an awesome job on the cover, Congratulations, my friend!


  7. Congratulations Debby – this is such good news … I’m so pleased for you … all the best for the next couple of weeks til publication – cheers Hilary


  8. The cover looks great. Congratulations to you, dear Debbie, on the new book. I’m looking forward to reading it. If it happens to be published by January 3rd, I can download it when I’m in India.


  9. Congratulations Debby, how exciting! I’m gone for a few weeks and I missed so much good news. You really have had to overcome (grieve) some major life events in the delivery of this project. I hope the timing feels right now. I can’t wait to read and share with my community! Beautiful cover! I’m overjoyed for you, big hugs, C


    1. Thanks so much Cheryl for your heartfelt words. I just published today. I almost can’t believe it, lol. You’re gone again? Good for you. You’re a very busy girl. You rock! 🙂 xx


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