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Name: Debbie OConnor
Website: www.faithwriters.com/websites/my_website.php?id=8689
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Articles written: 73

 About Self
I love a happy ending. As a minor (but important to me) character in God's complicated romance-adventure-mystery-thriller, I'm glad to know ahead of time that things are going to work out well. The road gets bumpy sometimes, but Jesus is with me, taking my blows and nourishing me with his life.

I stumbled across Faithwriters in the summer of 2004, a wanna-be writer who did more dreaming than writing. This site challenged me to write to a deadline and helped me build a body of work. I have met likeminded writers from around the world here, who encourage and instruct me. I am blessed to call them friends.

Today, because of God and this website, I can call myself a writer. I have been published in a variety of anthologies, webzines and newspapers with more to come. My free reprint tally is now over 1200. I've heard from people in Europe, Africa and across America who say they enjoyed or used my work--I'm honored and so thankful.

Winning Challenge Entries:

Beyond Appearance, 5th Place, Editor's Choice
I See, Highly Commended, Intermediate
Messy Tessie's Valentine, 1st Place, Level 2; 5th Place, Editor's Choice
Heaven's Tears, 8th Place, Editor's Choice
A Lifted Veil, 3rd Place, Level 4; 3rd Place, Editor's Choice
Dating Games, 5th Place, Level 4; 5th Place Editor's Choice
Gossip and Grace, Highly Commended, Level 4

Personal Favorites:

A Lifted Veil (A love letter from God)
Caged (Teen fiction, bullying)
Heaven's Tears (Teen fiction, divorce, rebellion and return)
My Shelter (Katrina testimony/devotional)
Transfigured (poetry)
Circling Forward (non-fiction)
Prince of the Suburbs (edited challenge entry, see regular submissions)
Champ in Progress (Teen fiction, divorce)
Messy Tessie's Valentine (Teen fiction, bullying, romance).

Do Not Read:

The Valley of the Shadow
Use Me Lord

They were sad challenge entries and I'd delete them if I could.
Article Archives
Date Title Views Status
08/09/09 No Penance Required 658 Free to Share
01/29/09 Sparks 652 Free to Share
11/12/08 The King of Presidents 684 Free to Share
12/30/07 Remember Who You Are 832 Free to Share
11/18/07 The Awakening 872 Free to Share
09/29/07 Somewhere Between A, B and C 967 Free to Share
09/29/07 Beyond Me 867 Free to Share
07/02/07 Everyone's Weird 1412 Free to Share
06/16/07 Heaven's Tears 1131 Free to Share
06/08/07 Prince of the Suburbs 872 Free to Share
05/05/07 Don't 'Feed the Cats' 1012 Free to Share
05/05/07 Breathe 1054 Free to Share
02/10/07 Champ in Progress 1295 Free to Share
10/14/06 Caged 1628 Free to Share
06/19/06 I Have a Hero 1165 Free to Share
02/23/06 My Shelter 1228 Free to Share
12/27/05 XTreme Love 1182 Free to Share
12/13/05 Stronger than a Hurricane 1473 Free to Share
12/03/05 To Fight or Follow 1155 Free to Share
11/12/05 So Far From Perfect 1086 Free to Share
11/01/05 New Orleans' Day of Reckoning 1406 Free to Share
05/01/05 Transfigured 1354 Free to Share
05/01/05 Bread of Life 1788 Free to Share
03/22/05 Cleansed 1688 Free to Share
11/18/04 Free 1193 Free to Share
11/18/04 Remembered 1357 Free to Share
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Challenge Articles
Date Title
11/25/08 The Eternal Light of Day
07/20/08 Anticipation
11/11/07 Gossip and Grace
06/13/07 Dating Games
05/28/07 Prince of the Suburbs
05/21/07 And God Breathed...
05/07/07 An American Girl circa 1981
04/22/07 Don't "Feed the Cats"
04/18/07 Use Me Lord
04/11/07 More
12/03/06 A Family Affair
06/14/06 Small Offerings
05/09/06 Caged
05/01/06 A Lifted Veil
04/27/06 The Proxy
04/10/06 Messy Tessie-Friend of God
02/03/06 Resting in the Son
12/09/05 The Real Thing
12/02/05 On the Move
11/11/05 My Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad, Beautiful Day
10/29/05 The Rivers' Edge
10/23/05 Heaven's Tears
08/20/05 A Dead End
08/14/05 Bait
07/21/05 Circling Forward
07/17/05 Champ in Progress
07/10/05 Buried Treasure (ii)
06/03/05 The Real Deal
05/22/05 Messy Tessie's Valentine
05/05/05 Amazing Grace
04/30/05 When God Smiles
04/08/05 Sufficient Grace
03/09/05 Taken
02/27/05 X-Treme Love
02/19/05 Pass It On
02/04/05 To Love, Honor and Obey
01/28/05 A Right Sacrifice
01/20/05 Love Birds, Fairy Tales and the King of Kings
01/15/05 I See
12/11/04 Happily Ever After
12/03/04 With Us Always
11/26/04 A Heavenly Celebration
11/18/04 Scars
11/13/04 Everything and Nothing
11/05/04 Beyond Appearance
10/28/04 The Valley of the Shadow
10/24/04 The Father's Joy

Critique Circle Postings
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Free Reprint Articles
Date Title
09/06/2009 No Penance Required
03/14/2009 Sparks
01/28/2009 A Family Affair
01/26/2009 Messy Tessie's Valentine
01/24/2009 Amazing Grace
11/12/2008 The King of Presidents
07/16/2007 So Far From Perfect
07/02/2007 Everyone's Weird
06/28/2007 Dating Games
06/28/2007 My Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad, Beautiful Day
06/28/2007 A Lifted Veil
06/16/2007 Heaven's Tears
06/08/2007 Prince of the Suburbs
05/05/2007 Breathe
05/05/2007 Don't "Feed the Cats"
02/10/2007 Champ in Progress
02/08/2007 Living Water, Bread of Life
02/08/2007 The Lord, My Shelter
02/08/2007 Cleansed
10/30/2006 Making God Smile
10/14/2006 Caged
10/11/2006 Circling Forward
10/11/2006 Small Offerings
10/11/2006 Transfigured
10/11/2006 I Have a Hero