Self-Discovery

The years 2000 to 2005 has thus far been the most turbulent part in my life. I craved peace and quiet. Calmness was a luxury. I worked at a wholesale nursery, and my favorite moments was when I came in either Saturday or Sunday’s to water. While that may seem like a quick task, there were thirty-two usually filled greenhouses, plus growing areas. This undertaking took several hours, and I will be forever thankful for the solitude.

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The place was normally employee-free on weekends. Just me and the plants. The only sound was gravel crunching under my feet, and the occasional plane flying overhead. I could relax. Breathe. The tenseness in my life was briefly liberated, and I was able to just be.

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I prayed a lot in those stolen moments. The eventual answers became a turning point. A chance to totally be free of masks and pretense. I allowed myself to finally shine as I made the decision to become a serious writer.

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I’m grateful for those spans of silence. The time to clear my mind of personal muddle and think. It gave me the opportunity to grow just like the plants inside those greenhouses. The first book I wrote setting is in a wholesale nursery and based on that very plant farm.

My newest release, Toxic is that book. This story was huge personal step. It will be available on Wednesday, September 23rd.

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About Debra Jupe

Hi, I’m Debra and I write romantic/suspense novels, with a bit of steam and a lot of fun. Creating stories is my passion. My favorite days are when I can tune out the universe, huddle over my laptop, and let my imagination go wild. More of my loves My kids-I am the proud mom of two. Son, Stephen and daughter, Hannah. I’m also a proud mother-in-law to Astrid and Ryan. I’m a huge animal lover and am “mom” to a houseful of adopted fur-babies. Animals know, when they show up at my house, they have a forever home. Texas-I’m a lifetime Texan. Born in Waco, I grew up in a small town, south of the city. In my early 20’s, I left and lived in different areas within the state. Twenty-eight years later, I happily returned home. I hope to have one more move in me. My dream is to live by the ocean, sit on the deck with a glass of wine and write. Bucket List accomplishments-In my 40’s, I did something I’d always wanted to do, which was return to school and further my education. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in 2011. My day job is working in the education system, teaching special needs children. Inspiration-Growing plants in my flower beds, painting, photography, travel (love the beach), I was born to shop-now if I just had the money, and I can be easily bribed with a tasty meal of Mexican food. Oh yeah, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Writing-I received my first publishing contract with The Wild Rose Press in 2013, and my initial release debuted in September the same year. I’m an active member of the Central Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter, and I serve as secretary of the group. Amazon.com, WildRosePublishing.com Follow me on twitter @AuthorDebraJupe Keep up with the latest updates by liking my Facebook page www.facebook.com/authordebrajupe DebraJupe@gmail.com or on my Facebook page Author Debra Jupe
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