I was all set to enter a post about my writing techniques this morning.  But when I opened the internet, I saw an article that stated that six officers in three separate cities in Florida were shot last night.  Two more officers were shot up north.  I want to know where are all the celebrities?  Why isn’t anyone speaking out about this atrocious behavior of our citizens?  Surely, the people who claim to cherish all life can’t condone murdering these officers.

I believe politics is like religion.  We are free to worship any way we choose.  I don’t care how you stand.  I truly don’t.  But killing police is not a political statement.  It is an act of terrorism.  It is murder.

The media loves to cover the few unethical and questionable acts of police officers, when in fact there are millions of great acts the police do across the nation, that no one covers.  This just isn’t fair.  They come in every color, race, sex, religion, and locality.  We can’t judge them as a whole any more than we can judge any other group of citizens.  Police officers are human beings.

I want to know where are all the celebrities who have been so vocal of every political event, action, and word?  Celebrities are the most influential persons in this nation at this time.  They have become our Gods.

I beg the celebrity community to stand up in front of the cameras they love so much and say “Stop!”


I am so excited to announce my latest Kindle book.

Spring Wyatt was only nine-years-old when she watched them all die. Now, eighteen years later, she can’t imagine how her grandfather, could manage to die twice. He leaves her not only his vast legacy, but also the custody of her twin-sister, Autumn, a special-minded girl that supposedly perished the day their parents were murdered. Totally confused, and rightfully angry, as to why she had been kept separated from her only remaining relatives, Spring sets about investigating the Wyatt family mysteries, in the process discovering that she has strange abilities she never knew she had, abilities that only exist when she is near Autumn. The danger is Spring’s abilities magnify when angry, and she is ALWAYS angry.


I planted my first Florida garden this year.  It isn’t big, only a small strip in front of my house, but it took all the energy and love I had.  I’m not a gardener.  In fact, I don’t even know what most of the plants are, but I still think I did a great job for a beginner and I’m proud of it.

I try to show it off to others.  Most of the time, I get “uh huh” or “it’s nice,” and then they walk away.  Most of the time, I can’t even get people to look.  Others don’t see, or care, about the struggle I had digging up all the grass, tilling the soil, the planting of the seedlings.  It took me weeks to do.  I’m 60-years-old and not in tip-top shape, so it was quite the chore.  Others don’t know or care that I now have to go out every week and dig out the weeds while kneeling on my bad knees.  To them, it’s just a bunch of bushes, no different than any other Florida bushes.  But, these are MY plants, and I love them.

There are gorgeous gardens in the world.  Professional landscapers can make a work of art from the same bushes I have in my garden.  Someday, I’d love to have one of those gardens.  It’s what I visualize every time I pull a weed or give my plants some Miracle Grow.

I can relate this garden to my writing.  I’m here.  I work daily to put out the best plants and bushes I can possibly create.  Few will take notice of my work, even fewer will care.  But, it’s my garden of literature, and I love it.  I love sweating all through the creation and research.  I love digging through the soil.  In the end, I hope and pray my books will grow to have the most beautiful blossoms in the neighborhood.  Until then, I’ll continue to plant and water my little garden just for me.  It makes me happy.



Welcome to my new website.  I previously had a website that just didn’t work for me.  So, I’m giving WordPress a go.  WordPress has been highly recommended, so it must be doing something right. 

My name is Debra Easterling, and I am an author, a paralegal, a nurse, a wedding planner/officiant, a birthing coach, a wife, mom, and grandmother.  With all my free time, I like to chat with my friends on Facebook and occasionally on Twitter. 

I hope you’ll join me as I ramble on about my life and my writing journey.  Have a great day!

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