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My newest novel wins First Place!

RPLA_1stPl_Badge17.png“Silent Survivor” by Deborah Shlian won First Place for the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award in the unpublished thriller category. The award was announced at the Florida Writer’s Association’s annual conference. This year there were 431 submission.

“This is the most competitive RPLA we’ve ever had,” said Chris Coward, RPLA chairperson. For additional information, visit the FWA website: Or contact for more details about the author.

Now, “Silent Survivor” will soon be published by AKESA Press. Book launch in the next few months. Check out the beautiful cover:

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“Rabbit in the Moon” book launch: standing room only!!

We had our book launch on Thursday, May 29th at the Borders Bookstore in Boca Raton. As you see from the crowd, it was standing room only!  We spoke about how we started writing novels and how we write together. Since the setting for Rabbit in the Moon is the seven weeks in 1989 from the rise of the democracy movement on April 15th to its fall with the Tiananmen massacre, we talked about those events and showed pictures Joel had taken during our travels in the 1980’s.

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