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HubPages' Author Deborah Brooks and Her First Book Signing

Updated on December 25, 2016
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Saturday (tomorrow!), February 2, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., a special event will take place in the life of one of our very own great poets and writers here at HubPages, Deborah Brooks, or as I call her, one of my sweetest and dearest friends here on HP, Debbie.

There is nothing more exciting, that I can imagine, for a writer to have a novel published. This is the case here. Debbie’s book, “Brooke,” has been published! Let us all give Debbie a great big well-deserved CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Debbie is having a book signing tomorrow at the 2013 Local Authors Expo, hosted by the Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama! I was looking forward to attending the event in support of one my sweetest and dearest friends here at HP; however, sadly, I will be unable to attend.

I just know in my heart, Debbie’s book will be well-received.

Book signing events are oh so important. For those writers who have not yet had the joy of their first book signing event, the following tips may be helpful on how to best reach out to the public at events like the Local Authors Expo. These tips were provided by the head of Public Relations of the Local Authors Expo. All writers should make note of these excellent tips for when your very special day arrives too!

  • Remember to smile when people approach your table. People like to feel welcomed.
  • Make your table stand out. Instead of just having books, have a sign or something interesting that will pull people to your table. If so, add it. Even having a bowl of peppermints or candy is a nice touch. Also have handouts ready to share about your book or writing.
  • Stand when you are talking to a fan or potential buyer. When you sit, it can come across as you are too casual.
  • Try to stand even when someone is not at your table. When you stand, you appear more inviting.
  • Try to avoid looking at your phone, a book or laptop to pass the time. Be focused on the attendees. Be engaging but not pushy. Be conversational.
  • If someone asks you a question on how you got into writing, share your story. People love to know how to get started.
  • Have ways to make change or make charges if you plan to sell your books.
  • Have a quest book to sign so that you may get people’s names and email addresses. If you send out email updates or have a blog, ask people to sign up for them. If you are on Twitter, ask people to follow you. If you have a Facebook page, ask people to like it.
  • Promote, promote, promote. Let your friends, co-workers and family know you’ll be at the expo. Advertise it on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets. Send people emails, reminding them of the event. Ask them to come support you and the other authors. Remind them the expos is free.
  • Be sure to have plenty of business cards to give to attendees. If you will be doing a book signing later on this year, let fans know.
  • Be open to attending someone’s book club and discussing your book. Let fans know.
  • Find out about book clubs in your area and invite them to the expo.
  • Have plenty of pens for your table. Be sure to bring paper to take notes or take someone’s information.
  • Remember to have fun. People are coming out to see you!

I have no doubt in my mind that Debbie already knows all of the above and will be her usual most beautiful, friendly and professional self!

Debbie, please know your light shines ever so brightly here on HP and now is far-reaching. I am so very proud to call you friend, and may God bless all of your endeavors tomorrow. I will be thinking of you.

If you (those reading) were like me, I was surprised at a couple of these tips, i.e., standing in lieu of sitting, as I’ve always seen authors sitting. So, there you go. I am clueless.

Let’s spread the Hublove to Deborah Brooks. You are a superstar!

Enjoy your special day tomorrow.


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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello again DREAM ON,

      Thank you for another visit this beautiful morning! Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, she is a lovely lady, and a great writer. She is always so supportive of all, and so it was time to show her support for an exciting time after much hard work.

      I appreciate the votes up

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Seeing all the love for Deborah Brooks and her great success with her book signing.Your wonderful hub is so caring and sweet.Great job voted up and so much more.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, Debbie.

      I am the one who is blessed by your friendship. You're an amazing woman and gifted writer with a big heart for all.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thankyou Rolly. What a nice

      Comment.. Faith is a wonderful

      Friend..i am so blessed to

      Have her as a friend.

      Many blessings

      Deb

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rolly,

      So glad for your visit here. Yes, Debbie is the best. She has a heart full of love for everyone no doubt. Thank you for your kind words.

      Hope the rest of your weekend is great.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Faith Reaper... Deb is an amazing caring and loving writer, so faithful in her friendships she has made here and in real lie... excellent writing by the way...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks so much, Kathryn, and please let me know what you find out.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is really odd. I'll have to ask my friend why clicking on a link would bring me to a different site than it's supposed to. He knows all about computers and the net, so maybe he'll have an answer.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kathryn,

      Thanks for stopping by to show support for Debbie and her first novel to be published! I appreciate your kind words.

      Oh, thank you for the heads up. Hmmm that is strange and confusing. I clicked on her site and it just brought me to her page?

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      It won't let me edit the above comment. I wanted to say that the other link also brings you to that same page, and it looks like there's an extra string of url before the intended string.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is great! I think it's sweet you wrote this hub about her. I also like that you added tips for other writers who are involved in book signings.

      Congrats to Debbie on her first book. I'll visit her page, too.

      Note: I clicked on the link to Debbie's page, and it brought me to centurytel.net site, a webmail login page. The link looks fine, so I'm confused why it goes there. But I wanted to give you a heads-up.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello torrilynn,

      Nice to meet you, and I am so glad for your visit here. I appreciate your kind words.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      this is a really nice hub. for you to take the time out of your day to write about another author is beautiful. thanks. voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi LadyFiddler,

      So glad for your support here for Debbie and her new book! Thank you so much for your kind words.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Faith Reaper this is wonderful , and congrats to Debra on her new book all the best.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hello skye,

      Thanks so much for showing support here for Debbie. She is very precious and a totally awesome poet and writer without a doubt!

      When you do have your very own book signing, we will all show our love and support for you as well.

      Love you too, my dearest sister,

      Faith Reaper

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Faith Hello sister. You have written an awesome hub of love in honor of Debbie. She is so precious indeed. I just love her. Love you too girl. I look forward to reading her book. She is a fantastic writer. She will be touched with your precious words and encouragement. So if I ever do get to my own book signing I will remember your hub my friend. Great tips.

      In Christ, Skye.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Graham (old albion),

      So glad for your visit here this day to show support for our wonderful Debbie! Yes, Debbie is an amazing writer and the best of friends.

      I appreciate your kind words.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Faith Reaper. Like yourself, Debbie has earned the respect of many of us here on the pages, both of you for your comments and encouragement of others.

      Graham.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rolly,

      Thanks so much for showing up to support Debbie in the publication of her her novel! Yes, even at a distance, we can be sure to show support, which is a great thing to be able to do here at HP.

      I appreciate your kind words.

      Hugs and Love to you too from Southern USA,

      Faith Reaper

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Morning Faith Reaper...

      Awesome hub here of a well respect and dearly loved member of the writing community we have all landed at. It is a proud moment for us all to be a part of, even if it is from a distance. Thank you for doing this...

      Hugs and Love from Canada

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Epi,

      Happy Valentine's Day to you too. I just did a Valentine's Day hub for all just a little while ago. Yes, they are two great ladies no doubt! I am so thrilled for Debbie and excited for her book being published and so glad Marlene was able to go to the book signing event too!

      I appreciate your kind words.

      Blessings from southern USA 8:49 p.m. time.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Wow two great ladies for the price of one in this hub presentation - both are very talented too and always a joy and a pleasure to read.

      Happy Valentine's day dear friend from lake erie time canada 9:34pm courtesy of Colin and his cats - and thank you for being such a wonderful team player here at the Hub

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DDE,

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment and, yes, Debbie is a wonderful person no doubt!

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Faith Reaper you have done a great job for such a wonderful person.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Blondey so good to see you mu dear.. always a joy when you are around.. this was so wonderful what Faith did for me I am so honored.. blessings to you all'

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi blondey,

      Good morning and thanks stopping by to show support for Debbie. Debbie's book signing went well and she has written about it too. That is a very long way dear, and we can all show our support for her right here in HP Town, just as you have done!

      God bless you too. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Rosemary Amrhein 4 years ago from Boston, MA

      Great hub and tips! I did hear about Debbie's signing..I could not make it either, Alabama is a long way from MA! but I'd love to hear how it went..God bless you Debbie, and FaithReaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo,

      Yes, Debbie is indeed deserving! Oh, I know, so many books to purchase and read from more and more writers, which is awesome.

      You should publish a book too, as your poetry is amazing! We will all show up in support of you too.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vinaya,

      So glad for your visit here in support of Debbie. All those who were unable to attend physically, can always show love and support here via HP! Yes, Debbie is a wonderful poet no doubt.

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Faith, great tribute to Debbie, it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. So many books to buy and read I don't know where to start. :). It's good to see so many of HP's writers publishing, I wish them all much success.

      Thank you for the book signing guide, who knows? Maybe one day, hey!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Because of the distance, I could not be in Debbie book signing event. But some of my American friends attained the event. I have read Debbie's poems on HP,and she is a wonderful poet. I hope to read her books soon.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Funom,

      So nice of you to be visiting much this day! Just got in late this evening, so I am doing some catching up on commenting.

      Thanks so very much for the lovely comments. I will visit your corner of HP Town for sure and see all of your new hubs. Wow, you have been busy. That new Love series based on Biblical principles sounds wonderful to say the least!

      Debbie is a great friend, so it is easy for me to support her works.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 4 years ago from Europe

      This is so nice of you to acknowledge a dear friend Faith Reaper. Longest time and happy new year. I hope you've been well. I have been MIA for quite a while now, but I'm back with full force.... Already added more than 15 hubs already in 4 days. Hoping to scan through more of your works... I am working on a Love series based on Biblical principles, I hope you will come visit and see what God has in stock for us all...

      Once again, this is a great share.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Frangipanni,

      Yes, dreams do come true. Debbie has worked hard to realize her dreams no doubt! Thanks for the wonderful comment.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Frangipanni 4 years ago

      Wow, What fantastic news for a Hubber! Just shows what is possible.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi twig22bend,

      Thanks so much for showing your support to Debbie on, yes, her much deserved achievement! Never stop dreaming, as dreams really do come true!

      I appreciate your kinds words to me too.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mary (Till),

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments as always. You are always so kind and generous with your comments.

      Yes, Debbie, is so very deserving no doubt! And her book signing went well. I just know it will be the first of many to come, as she is a prolific poet and writer.

      I appreciate the vote up. You are a treasure here on HP to all too!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      Congratulations Debbie on your much deserved achievement. My biggest dream is to author a book. To Faith Reaper, your loyalty and support is heart warming.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Faith, as always your goodness shines through. What a delightful hub to write about a very deserving author! our very own Deborah. I hope the signing went well and is the first of many for her.

      Bless you for this hub and all the faith and goodness you bring to us.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ignugent,

      Thank you for showing your support for Debbie and, yes, she is a very wonderful person no doubt!

      I appreciate the kind words.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Thanks sharing us about Debbie. She is a very wonderful person. Congratulations!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Randy,

      Thank you so much! I know Debbie appreciates your support!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi alwaysamber,

      Thanks so much for showing support for Debbie during this exciting time in her life!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome Debbie!

      I've never heard of Sardis City. I am so happy for you. We can all say, "we knew her when . . . and she has always been a great writer and friend!"

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Randy Godwin 4 years ago from Southern Georgia

      I'm pleased you created this hub in Debbie's honor, and of course we all wish the best for her at her book signing. She has always seemed very supportive of the CW authors here at HP. Good luck, Debbie!

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      alwaysamber 4 years ago

      Congrats, Debbie! All the best to you. Such an exciting time!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Love doctor thank you I am so excited.

      debbie

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Congratulations Debbie. All the best. doc.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith here is the info on the Radio talk show that will be interviewing me next month about my books

      Lighthouse Coastal Productions™

      Lighthouse News Bureau™

      466 Sardis Cutoff Road

      Sardis City, AL 35956

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi teaches,

      Thanks so much for showing support for an awesome poet and writer here on HP, Debbie! I am so excited for Debbie and the great turnout. I cannot wait to read her novel too.

      I appreciate your kind words, and blessings to you tpp, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

      It sounded like a wonderful day, and I am so glad for Debbie, and that you were able to attend and get to meet her too. Yes, I am on facebook, but I keep that separate from HP.

      That sounds like a very nice idea.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Faith, this is such a nice tribute to a very special hubber. She had a great turnout and her day was such a success for her. I am going to purchase her book next chance I get. Thanks for the lovely share. Blessings, dear lady.

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Faith, I'm honored to have met Debbie. She is very sweet and kind. The book signing event went well. I bought both of her books: Brooke and My heart I give. She introduced me to other authors as well. My friend and I met her for lunch afterwards. It was awesome! Are you on facebook? Debbie added some of the pics. If I'm ever in Alabama, I would like to meet you.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest ps,

      Thank you so much for your kind words as always. So glad you are here to show your support for Debbie too! Woo hoo!

      God bless you and sending Angels always your way, Faith Reaper

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      How sweet of you, Faith, to celebrate Debbie this way. And, to Debbie woo hoo, congratulations. That is awesome.

      What a wonderful adventure for her.

      Sending you Angels and Angels to Debbie as well. Your sister in Christ :) ps

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jamie,

      Thanks so much for showing support for Debbie. We will all look forward to your day as well and celebrate big time too! You are an amazing writer yourself no doubt.

      I appreciate your kind words.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Congratulations to Debbie! and thank you FaithReaper one day I will have a collection or a novel completed and I really want to publish. This hub was very helpful. Jamie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Laurinzo,

      So glad for your visit to show support for Debbie. I appreciate your kind words. You're amazing too.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      This is absolutely wonderful... and I am so glad for Deborah...

      This is a wonderful supportive hub...

      She is amazing and you are too...

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi prasetio,

      Thanks so much for your kind words and, yes, Debbie is a very passionate writer, and one of my favorite writers here on HP too.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Frank,

      So happy to see you showing your support for Debbie and, yes, she is an amazing woman. She did have a great day!

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I believe that many hubbers will love to learn from this hub. Deborah Brooks is my favorite hubber as well. She dedicated her passion in writing. Thanks for share with us.

      Prasetio

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Bless you Faith for sharing Our Dear Ms Brooks...:) She is an amazing woman and I hope everything goes perfectly for her..

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hey Superstar!

      I am so glad someone from HP was able to attend your book signing! I know I missed out meeting you and Marlene as well, and I am so touched my your words. Please believe me that my whole heart was there with you the whole day long.

      I praise Him for opening doors for you dear Debbie.

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Marlene. Oh it was so good to meet you. Oh i know i want to

      Meet faith so bad. That would be awesome. Had a blast this weekend

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Marlene (lovedoctor),

      I was hoping to get to meet Debbie and you too, that would have been a double blessing. I just love Debbie's, "My Heart I Give," as she had mailed an autographed copy to me during a difficult time here recently. I look forward to reading her new novel as well. I am so glad you were able to attend and meet Debbie! She is the sweetest sweetheart ever no doubt. Debbie amazes me with her prolific poetry, and I have no doubt her novel will not disappoint.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Hi Faith, this was a beautiful and heartfelt tribute dedicated to Deborah Brooks. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to attend the author's expo event in Birmingham and meet with her in person. Debbie is such a sweetheart. I bought her lastest novel Brooke and My Heart I give, a collection of poetry both of which she has signed. Faith, I was hoping to meet you too.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Gypsy,

      Thanks so much for showing Debbie your support! Debbie most certainly does deserve this and so much more for sure!

      Now, she has a talk radio interview set for next month. God has big plans for her, and this is just the beginning!

      Hugs and love to you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Debbie,

      Wow, I am so thrilled for you dearest friend! See you have hit the big times already! Yes, we will sure all want to know the details.

      We can all say, we knew her back when . . . when she always was a great poet and writer no doubt, and now the rest of the world will know as well.

      God bless you sweetie. Lots of hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Debbie deserves this and so much more. She is one talented lady and a terrific friend. I'm sure that everything will go her way. Hugs to you both and God bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith I just found out that I will be interviewed next month on a talk radio show for an hour. as I get the information I will let everyone know

      God bless you all

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you so much dear! I appreciate the kind words. When you have a friend as precious as Debbie, it is easy as can be to support her no doubt.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      What a wonderful friend and supporter you are. I am very proud of Debbie, too. I wish her all the best.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mark (Curiad),

      Thank you for supporting Debbie in spirit, as we all are, and that is all that matters.

      You're the best.

      God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Randi,

      You are such a lovely person inside and out, and we are both blessed to know you via HP Town! Thank you so much for showing Debbie your support on her most exciting day this day. You are not late, as her debut was today! So you are right on time!

      I appreciate you kind words.

      Thank you so much for the vote up and share.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Debbie,

      I am so blessed to know such a gifted writer and sweet friend, and just wanted to celebrate the joy of YOU this day on your special day.

      I hope you know how amazing you are, and what a beautiful heart you have. And know you are already a success in this life, and now you have even more joys to look forward to no doubt.

      God bless you and be safe returning home.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Martie,

      Thanks so much for showing your support for Debbie! Hublove is oozing all around, isn't it great!!!

      I appreciate the vote up.

      Hugs and love to you . . . all the way to South Africa, Faith Reaper

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I can not be there physically, but I am in spirit!

      Mark

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Well, here I am! A day late and a dollar short! But seriously....so happy for you Debbie and Faith Reaper, you did a beautiful job heralding this day in. Up and shared for 2 of the loveliest ladies on hubpages!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I want to say thank you to Faith for being such a great friend and to everyone here that has visited and commented and showing all the love and support you have shown me.

      I have had a wonderful day today.... I am so blessed.. Yes this book has been 2 years in the making sometime I didn't think it would happen ... but it has been worth every second..

      God bless you all

      and thank you again Faith for writing this hub and thank you to all of you again

      Debbie

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Congratulations to Deborah! This is the end of a long walk, but also the beginning of another long walk. A book is like a baby - from beginning to end it takes about 21 years before it is able to stand on his own feet - IF he is still alive!

      Hub, oozing hub love, voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Maria,

      Thanks for showing your support for Debbie and her wonderful news. I know you, being a published author and all, know the excitement of having a book published.

      I am humbled by your sweet words to me. You are the best.

      Love you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Leslie,

      I know Debbie is thrilled that you are here to show her support, even when we are unable to be there physically, we can be so here and throughout the year too. Debbie is one of the best people I know too, - cyber-wise.

      I was supposed to go to the book signing, so I know I missed out. However, I know Debbie and Marlene (lovedoctor) are having a blast, and I am sure they will share all with us, with lots of photos and details of the excitement of this special day in Debbie's life.

      Aw, thank you Leslie, you are too kind to me with your lovely words. You have a big heart for others and that is why all here love you so much. You contribute so much to the community here at HP.

      Enjoy your week off from HP, and please know you will be missed.

      Lots of hugs and love your way, Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thank you for sharing Deb's wonderful news with us, as well as these fabulous tips for book signings.

      Faith, you are beautiful inside and out. Love, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi again Amy!

      Thanks so much for your support for a fellow gifted writer, Debbie, on an exciting day in her life no doubt. Yes, Debbie has put much work into her book, and now here is the day of the debut of all of her hard work.

      Amy, beloved one, I have no doubt whatsoever that you will certainly be standing at your very own book signing one day too!!! And it, too, will be a very awesome day no doubt.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Faith...i am in tears with an ear to ear grin! You are the SWEETEST woman to do this for Deborah! She SO deserves it...i wish she got more hubpages accolades personally...

      Quite frankly - she's one of the best people i cyber-know - and one day we intend to meet..i'm SO jealous of Marlene (lovedoc) that she's going to meet her - i've known Marlene since back in our Triond days..

      This has made MY day - i can't imagine what it's done for Deb's...

      Cynthtggt chose the perfect word to describe you: Selfless...(and sweeeet...)

      xx

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Congrats and best wishes to Debbie on her very special day. Thank you, dear Faith, for letting hubland know about Debbie's literary triumph. So much work along with hope, imagination, dedication and dreams go into the pages of a book. I am inspired by the excitement that Debbie must be feeling at her accomplishment and hope to, one day, "stand" at my own book signing. Awesome!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi kashmir,

      Thanks for showing your support here for Debbie! I appreciate your kind words as always.

      God bless you dear friend. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub my friend thanks for the information . Sending out big CONGRATULATIONS!!! to you Debbie ! :-)

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi DanaTeresa,

      Thanks so much for your kind comments here. I believe the tips are so very helpful, and I was surprised at some of them myself. Maybe one day I can put them to good use, just as our special friend, Debbie, no doubt is doing this moment!

      Hugs to you too, Faith Reaper

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      How sweet of you to write this. It is also full of great tips - for book signings, and generally how to present yourself well. nice job.

      And CONGRATS to Debbie.. hugs to you both!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Cynthggt,

      Thank you so much for showing your support for Debbie here this day, and for leaving such very lovely comments to me too.

      I am so humbled by such special words. Maybe one day I will write a book. You are an amazing writer yourself, and we look forward to your special day too. Thank you for being such a great encourager, as that is what the HP community is all about.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ComfortB,

      Thanks for showing your support for Debbie, a most talented and gifted writer! I appreciate your kind words towards me as well.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks so much for your support of a wonderful and gifted fellow hubber, Debbie! You are the best. I wanted to be there for her too today, but we are all here in support of her right here in HP Town!

      I appreciate your kind words and friendship, and you are all about what the wonderful community of HP stands for no doubt about that fact!

      Have a lovely day dearest friend.

      Hugs and love to you, Faith Reaper

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      cynthtggt 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Congrats to Debbie, and what a tribute by Faith. Faith, your tribute here speaks to your character that is a consistent blessing on Hubpages. (When is your book coming out?) Everyone should await Faith's book too, as those of us know who follow her how refined her writing has become and how it reflects her natural self, which is selfless and compassionate. And Debra, my wishes for success with your book.

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      Comfort Babatola 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Congratulations to you Deborah! You truly are blessed. And thanks Faith for this great news, you embodied true friendship. :)

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Faith, your light shines so brightly. What a lovely thing to do, to write about another author's success and to encourage others to lend their support. You are the best of all that is good about this community.

      Congratulations to Debbie too. How exciting, to know you have finished such a big project and now have the chance to share the accomplishment with those who want to read your work.

      I love this hub for all it stands for. I wish I could be at the signing to share the day with Debbie but that isn't possible. Wishing you both a delightful day full of all the goodness you both deserve.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Hi again livingsta,

      Thank you so much for showing your support for Debbie! I hope the list of tips is helpful to all who may one day enjoy their special day as a writer too!

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Congratulations to Debbie. And this is a good list of things to keep in mind. Thank you for sharing!