Debbie Burns is the best-selling author of eight contemporary romance and women’s fiction novels. Her books have received many accolades including a starred review from Publishers Weekly, an Amazon editor’s pick for best romance, and a HOLT Medallion award.
Debbie lives in Saint Louis with her family, two thoroughly spoiled rescue dogs, and a friendly but self-absorbed Maine Coon cat who has made appearances in two of her stories. When she isn’t writing (or reading), you can find her hiking in the Missouri woods, working in her garden, or savoring time with family and friends. You can follow her on BookBub (@AuthorDebbieBurns) or connect with her on Instagram (@_debbieburns) or Facebook (@authordebbieburns).
Meet Hazel and Nala
I find daily inspiration from my family’s two rescue dogs, Hazel and Nala. As a puppy, Hazel was found in a trash bag along with eight of her siblings on the side of a road. Luckily, a concerned man noticed the wiggling bag and took immediate action. Not only did he get the litter to a caring rescue organization where the puppies were treated for neglect, he adopted one of the litter as soon as it was cleared. We adopted Hazel days later. Now, almost 12, she's been a part of our family so long, my kids hardly remember a time without her.
Our younger dog, Nala, was initially surrendered to a high-kill animal control shelter at just four weeks of age. Thankfully, she was taken in by a caring rescue agency and rehabbed for adoption. It’s hard to believe now, but when we adopted her at eight weeks of age, she was scrawny and timid, and getting her to eat wasn’t easy. Now, she’s a doggie vacuum with an eternally playful nature. My family loves that she’s a constant reminder not to take life too seriously and to always make time for fun.
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