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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All I Want for Christmas …

By Deb Haggerty | November 28, 2021

is a book. Don’t forget the adults on your Christmas list. And who says you can’t re-supply your own TBR stack for the new year? Check out these titles. And at some of these prices, these books make good stocking stuffers. Easton at Christmastide by Rebecca Price Janney, The Men of Amish Fiction Present A…

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Christmas Books for the Littles

By Deb Haggerty | November 26, 2021

If your Christmas list includes littles, and you observe the four gift rule– something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read– one of these books might be just want you need for that last item. A Holy Night in Bethlehem by Kristin Lehr, The Christmas Gift by John Alexander, Ed’s…

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Late Summer Releases

Late Summer Releases

By Deb Haggerty | November 10, 2021

Need to replenish your TBR list as summer gives way to fall? Look no further than our July-August releases. Seconds by Abigail Wilkes, Mercy Again by Andrew Roth, Pseudonym by Diana Savage and Dennis Hensley, Jonah’s War by Claudette Renalds, For the Good of All, MB Dahl, Evangeline by Lane Jordan, What Love Looks Like…

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Fall Reading Pleasure

For Your Fall Reading Pleasure

By Deb Haggerty | November 10, 2021

Shorter days. Longer nights. The perfect combination for more reading. And here are some recent releases for your reading pleasure. Fiction: Forgive the Trespassers by Vickie Phelps, Sweet Rivalry by Terri Gillespie, The Bottle House by Susan Grant, Black or White by Ace Collins, Kingdom Lost by Dawn Shipman. Middle Grade: No Bones About It…

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Summer Releases

By Deb Haggerty | July 31, 2021

There’s still plenty of summer left to pick up one of these latest releases for your next beach read. Choose from Amish fiction, contemporary romance, mystery, historical fiction. And if you prefer nonfiction, there’s memoir and a great resource on finding peace and security in a world that’s anything but. Forbidden Gift by Debra Torres,…

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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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