Debbie Grahl brings us her new release Mountain Blaze


Welcome to author Debbie Grahl!!


Award winning author, Debby Grahl, lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books. His Magic Touch, a paranormal romance, was released by Wild Rose Press December 5, 2018. Her latest book, Mountain Blaze, will be released November 2.

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Tell us about your life outside of writing.

I live on Hilton Head Island SC with my husband David. I enjoy biking and walking on the beach . My favorite places to visit are England, New Orleans, New York, and my home state of Michigan. I love to shop, go out to lunch, play Bunco, decorate for Christmas, eat chocolate and drink red wine. I read murder mysteries and romance novels.

Do you have a work in progress?

Mountain Blaze is a contemporary romance which will be release by The Wild Rose Press on November 2nd. This is the first in my Carolina trilogy.

What was the most difficult section/piece you ever wrote? What made it difficult?

This would be the first novel I submitted to a publisher. I, like a number of first time writers, didn’t have a clue about what I refer to as the no-no’s of writing. I thought you wrote the book and sent it off and waited to hear back from the publisher. I had no idea about taglines, changing point of view, using too many adjectives, how to describe my characters, show don’t tell, and many more faux pas. My first editor sent my MS back and said, “You have a good story, if you could only write it.” Ouch. I took online writing classes which I would recommend to anyone who is just starting out.

What sort of research do you do for your work?

If possible, I like to go to the location of the story. It’s important to get the details right. If you place a building or a restaurant in a specific place and it’s wrong, your readers will catch it. This is true for historicals especially. You need to get your dates and times correct. It’s also helpful for me to observe the people and surroundings where I’ve set the story. If I can’t go in person, I use the internet and Google Earth for my research.

Which books and authors do you read for pleasure? Is there an author who inspires you?

I love classic British murder mysteries: Ngaio Marsh, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L Sayers. For romance, there are too many to name, but Heather Graham, Amanda Quick, Nora Roberts, Sandra Hill, and Julie Howard are a few. I also enjoy Carolyn G. Hart and Carola Dunn. Because I love mysteries, all my romances have some kind of mystery in them.

Was there a person who encouraged you to write?

It wasn’t a person but a circumstance which caused me to begin to write. I was born with a deteriorating eye disease which has taken my vision. I lost the ability to read print in my early twenties, but even when I could see to read, it was difficult for me. I began to make up my own stories, and with the invention of screen reading software I’m able to write my books. Everything I write, is read back to me aloud by the computer. 


Disillusioned by his wife’s betrayal, rodeo star Dillon McCoy comes home to the mountains of North Carolina to lick his wounds. When he agrees to take over the family ranch, the Lazy M, he’s unaware danger waits.

Diana Thompson is having doubts about her engagement to Trent Sawyer. She agrees to leave Chapel Hill and spend Thanksgiving with her friend Jenn at the Lazy M. When Diana and Dillon meet, neither can deny their attraction, but both must resolve past relationships while fighting their growing desire.

After Dillon turns down an anonymous offer to purchase the ranch, attempts are made on his life. When a body is found, Dillon sets out to discover who wants the McCoy land enough to commit murder.



The night before Jared Dupre’s wedding, a specter warns him that the demonic witch, Adam Montief, has kidnapped his brother threatening to kill both him and Jared’s fiancée, Kendra O'Connell, in a centuries-old vendetta Jared knows nothing about. A powerful witch himself, Jared tracks Adam from New Orleans to a remote island off the coast of Connecticut. A swordfight ensues, and a final thrust of Jared's blade sends Adam over the cliff into the dark sea below.

But when Jared returns to New Orleans, he finds a triumphant Adam alive and intent on seducing Kendra. Kendra, not knowing Jared was forced to break off their engagement to save her life, has turned to a new man, unaware he’s Adam who has vowed to kill the man she truly loves.

With help from an ancestor's spirit, Jared discovers the motive behind the Montiefs' vengeance. He plans Adam's final destruction while fighting to win back Kendra before she is drawn into Adam's world of sadistic evil.


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Books by Debby Grahl:

Mountain Blaze [release November 2]

Diana falls in love with cowboy Dillon McCoy. Can they unmask a killer and save the Lazy M ranch?

His Magic Touch

Can Jared defeat the dark magic descending over the Big Easy while winning back the woman he loves?

Decorated to Death

Newcomsville is ready for their Christmas tour, but betrayal, blackmail and murder lie beneath the gentle mantle of new-fallen snow.

Rue Toulouse

Two strangers must learn to trust one another to survive in a world of family greed and ruthless revenge.

The Silver Crescent

Betrayal, murder. and a stolen fortune bring Elise Baxter to Cedar Bend to solve a family mystery.


  1. Diane, thank you so much for hosting me. All my best, Debby


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