Meet The Publisher

Deb Haggerty

Meet the Publisher

Deb Haggerty is a prolific blogger, astute business woman, and a die-hard visionary. She founded Positive Connections® (PositiveConnect.com), her management consulting practice in 1985, following thirteen years as a manager with Southern Bell/AT&T.

In 2000, she founded Positive Hope (PositiveHope.com), a breast cancer ministry, which gives encouragement and education to those with breast cancer, their families, and friends. She speaks on the topic from a faith-based perspective as she describes her journey.

Deb loves Christian literature and reviews books and interviews authors on her blog, (PositiveGrace.com). She loves encouraging both readers and authors with her words.

Deb is one of the clearest communicators you’ll ever meet. 2020 brought the release of two books: Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World with her husband, Roy, and These Are the Days of My Life, a collection of stories about Deb’s life. Featured in The Communication Coach, The Masters’ Collection, Intimate Encounters with God, and over twenty other books, she’s also published numerous articles. She has taught at writers’ conferences across the country and has served on staff for the CLASSeminar and Personality Training Workshops as well as speaking for many corporate clients. Deb is a strong Christian with a love of sharing God’s grace.

In 2016, Deb purchased Elk Lake Publishing to pursue one of her greatest loves. She’s fiercely passionate about spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ by publishing positive Christian books. As she says, “Everything I’ve done in my life has brought me to this moment where God is fulfilling every dream for His glory. I’m so excited!

Deb is also a popular public speaker. Her topics include: Communicating with Confidence, God’s Grace, and Tips and Tricks for Working with Editors and Publishers. She lives in Plymouth, MA, with her husband of over 38 years, Roy, and Coki the Dog.

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Deb Haggerty

Deb Haggerty is Publisher and Editor in Chief of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., a Christian publisher that “Publishes the Positive.” An author, award-winning blogger, and professional speaker, she’s been writing stories for over forty-five years. In 2019, she released two books: Experiencing God’s Love in a Broken World—A Spiritual Journey, co-written with her husband, Roy, and These Are the Days of My Life, her memoir with a bonus section of business tips. Roy and Deb live outside Plymouth, MA, with their feisty dachshund, Coki.

5 Comments

  1. james on September 14, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    You’re the best. So excited about your new adventure.

  2. Deb Gardner Allard on February 26, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    It was so nice meeting you at lunch at the Florida Christian Writers Conference and getting to know you. God bless you, Deb.

  3. Lydia Harris on June 7, 2019 at 12:57 am

    I enjoyed meeting you at the NW Christian Writers Renewal in Bellevue. Thank you for coming.

    I appreciated your teaching and your interest in my book ideas. Also, thank you for taking my niece’s book, Stars in the Grass, to review.

    I hope to be in touch again.

    Blessings,
    Lydia Harris
    Author: Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting and In the Kitchen with Grandma: Stirring Up Tasty Memories Together

  4. Tim wymbs on July 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Dear Deb
    Thank you for coming to the Montrose Christian Writers Conference, and your interest in my book
    I’m putting a proposal together for the children’s book. Instead of including a synopsis, you suggested sending the story (W.C. 6500). Also working on a web site per Linda Rondeau’s suggestion.

    Kind regards,
    Tim Wymbs, Montrose, Pa.

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