My name is Debbie De Louise. I am a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove mystery series. My first novel, a paranormal romance, "Cloudy Rainbow" (Booklocker 2008) received an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest self-published awards. I wrote that book after my beloved cat, Floppy, died from diabetic and liver complications. The book is dedicated to him, and he is featured as a character in it.
My second novel, the first book of the Cobble Cove Mystery series, "A Stone's Throw," (November 2015) was published by Limitless Publishing, LLC. It is the story of a widowed librarian who visits her husband's hometown and finds a new love with the town's newspaper publisher but also discovers some alarming truths about her husband's death and its connection to the publisher and his family. Along with a variety of characters, there is also a cat and dog who play minor but interesting roles in the novel. The sequel and second Cobble Cove Mystery, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" was released in October 2016 by Solstice Publishing. A reprint of "A Stone's Throw" as well as the third book, "Written in Stone," will be published in Spring 2017. My romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, was published in February 2017. I have also completed a psychological thriller, Sea Scope, that I am querying to agents.
I have a B.A. in English and an MLS in Library Science. I received the Lawrence C. Lobaugh Memorial Award in Journalism from Long Island University/C.W. Post for my work as features editor on the student newspaper. I also edited and published the Palmer School graduate library school newsletter.
I'm a member of the Cat Writer's Association and Sisters-in-Crime Association and have published articles in Cats Magazine and Catnip (Tufts University Veterinary Newsletter). I won the Glamour Puss special award from Hartz Corporation for my Catster.com article, "Brushing your cat for bonding, beauty, and better health," (June, 2016). My short mystery, "Stitches in Time" was published in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology, (1999). I have also published several other short stories of various genres in Solstice anthologies. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and two cats.