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Maryland, near DC
About Me:
I am an emerging writer living in the Rockies of Colorado. I have had a short story, Tethering The Bait, published in Short & Twisted, an anthology from Celepene Press in Melbourne, Australia. I also have another short, Sweetening the Pot, which will be coming out in the January 2008 issue of Spinetingler Magazine. My Flash story, Sunshine On Their Shoulders was published on October 31, 2007 in Flash Me Magazine.
I am married, have an adult son, 3 dogs. The son chooses to live in town, which probably has saved his sanity!

I'm an unrepentant Democrat.

A wine and Scotch drinker in moderation.

Reading was, and still is, my first passion. I am never without 2 or 3 books at a time. Now add my ever present notebook, an atlas, a Thesaurus and my Websters and it explains why I have a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder. I see a laptop in my near future.

Am delighted to be here and have assigned myself the daunting task of reading each entry in each discussion on this forum.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Too many to mention and way too many more to discover.

Anything by Austen, The Scottish and Hibernian Noir crowd, hell, anything that catches my eye and grabs my attention through the first chapter.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Usual Suspects, Boondock Saints, Flesh and the Devil, M, The Philidelphia Story, The Maltese Falcon, White Heat, Key Largo, Gaslight. Anything along those veins.

Dexter, Rome, The Sopranos, 24, Wire In The Blood, all the BBC mystery and Crime series.

DADavenport's Blog

The Butterfly Children Effect and Me

Last night was one of the most emotional nights of my life.

First, I had to give a speech. And I do not like public speaking. It's like finding yourself in one of those weird dreams where you are suddenly starkers in a public place with nowhere to run and hide. Not comfortable with it in the least.

Second, the speech was about my Aunt, who suffered and passed away from a horrifying and, until lately, rarely seen disease called Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Third,… Continue

Posted on October 31, 2007 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

Seeking Sources

I have a WIP. Not unusual here at Crimespace, with everyone either in the middle of one, or planning one out. It's just unusual for me, since it's my first. And this first novel-writing stuff is for the crazies...luckily I lean towards insanity to start with, so it's a pathway I'd venture towards anyway.

But I tend to be a bit shy. I have a lingering fear of appearing an idiot, so I tend to keep my mouth shut rather than put myself out there. Until you get to know me. Or put… Continue

Posted on April 11, 2007 at 12:47am — 2 Comments

Thanks For the Invites!

I am currently in computer hell right now.

It appears I need to get my MSN browser fully supported, not a term I relish, from my aged and gravity plagued point of view, but one that is necessary, I'm afraid. Then I can sit back and bask in the sunshine of all these friendships that everyone is kindly offering.

So, hope you don't think I'm rude. I like you, I really, really like you. And I want to grab my basketball and join you on the court, but there are things that it… Continue

Posted on March 25, 2007 at 7:57am — 2 Comments

Ancient Art Form or Here To Stay?

I'm talking about the Short Story, Barflys. I have two fingers of Macallans at my side as I ponder this quandry (It's been bothering the hell out of me for sometime) and I thought Crimespace would be an excellent place to pose this question.

I find, if I leave this realm of Murder and Mayhem, that the Short Story holds little respect in other forms of literature. People seem to treat it like the red-headed step-child of fiction. This upsets me. Most of the stories I remember with… Continue

Posted on March 15, 2007 at 2:17pm — 7 Comments

Re: Ken Bruen Appreciation Day

Ken Bruen writes like a cast-off angel, with hard-earned clarity, honest brutality and a depth of compassion that is astonishing. His voice is unmatched in Noir Fiction-in ALL fiction- and I was so haunted by The Magdelene Martyrs that I could not sleep the night I finished it. His refusal to speak anything but truth, no matter how confrontational, is intensely liberating for his readers; his defiance of corrupt clergy is heroic - he is as essential for this Recovering Catholic as water and… Continue

Posted on March 12, 2007 at 10:20pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:07pm on March 15, 2008, Neil Plakcy said…
Thanks for your kind comment. It was great meeting you at Left Coast Crime-- the people are always a highlight of a conference like that. And I'm glad you're enjoying Mahu Surfer; yesterday I learned it was named as a finalist for the Lambda Awards for best gay mystery, so I'm really excited.
At 1:43pm on February 29, 2008, JackBludis said…
Left Coast Crime is the one of the friendliest almost large conventions I've ever been to. The people are great. To get an idea of what they are about sign up for the yahoo list. many on this list are LCC people and great people they are. Donna Moore, who contributes here on a regular basis is a mainstay.
All, great, great people.
At 2:47am on February 18, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Public speaking is a horror! The only reason I can do stand-up is because the room is dark and the crowd is drunk. Toastmasters has been on my list of things to do forever.
At 1:12pm on November 7, 2007, Daniel Hatadi said…
Hey, you finally got a picture up! Nice to see you.
At 12:49am on November 6, 2007, Rose Mercer said…
Great to hear that Deb. Much success, as always! I think Celapene will be in touch by the end of the year so we'll see. Gourmet story... LOL, you dag!
At 11:27pm on November 2, 2007, Rose Mercer said…
Tks for asking - it's done and sent! I was working on a "strange" poem too but missed the deadline for that. Never mind - I'm a terrible poet!
At 2:52pm on October 31, 2007, DADavenport said…
Sure do. How's the piece going for S&T?

Just wander. The forums are broken down into categories and the latest 3-4 of each show. But press view all and you can scan tons of topics. Same with the blogs. It is a great place for learning about everything crime writing. Cool input from a lot of very focused and motivated people.

See ya, wild Aussie Woman!
At 2:10pm on October 31, 2007, Rose Mercer said…
Tks darling Deb... I'm very confused about this place still but should spend some time becoming familiar. Right now I'm back on the wip so... you understand! LOL. Hugs.
At 11:20am on August 19, 2007, DADavenport said…
Wonderful! Joined Mozilla and was immediately supported. Have finally be able to accept all friendship requests and hope you all got them!
At 11:23pm on August 16, 2007, carole gill said…
Hello DADavenport. Can't read too much--besides. don't you know there's a hurricane coming and Johnny Rocco wants us to close the hotel? unrepentent democrat?! good for you! Now don't let Cody know, but he's not gonna be on top of the world for long!

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