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. 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 33 years, Roy, and Coki the Dog.

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September-October Releases

By Deb Haggerty | November 12, 2020

The latest set of releases from Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. has something for every reading taste: romance, Amish fiction, historical (Civil War) fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. Explore and try a genre you don’t usually read—and don’t forget—books make great Christmas gifts. To purchase any of these books, click on the covers or the links.…

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July-August Releases

By Deb Haggerty | September 17, 2020

  July: Perfect Enough by Kelly Artieri; His Gift by Joan C. Benson; When Hearts Break by Jerry Eicher; Daddy, How Does a Sloth Give a Hug? by Diane Elgin; I’m Bored by Fran Fernandez; Before Your Birth Day by Teresa Krager; and Ladies of the Fire by Robin Luftig. We may have missed posting these summer releases, but rest assured, we haven’t slacked off on getting your words…

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June Releases

By Deb Haggerty | July 24, 2020

In the event your To-Be-Read pile is diminishing with all the down time Covid-19 provides, we’re doing our best to replenish it. Take a look at our June releases:  Murder Walks on Peachtree Street by Nancy Arrant Williams; Mayflower Marty by Luan Hamill; Keep Running, Maggie McRooney by Edna Waidell Cravitz; Child of Destiny by…

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2020–New Books Jan-May

By Deb Haggerty | June 25, 2020

Despite what 2020 has thrown at us, we’ve continued to bring your words to print and to “publish the positive.” Check out the books we’ve published so far this year: January: Sweet, Sweet Spirit by Rebecca Price Janney February: Renewed Redemption by Andrew Roth, The Trojan Horse and The Wolf Pack by Ace Collins, God’s…

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More 2019 Titles

By Deb Haggerty | June 24, 2020

If this blog feels so last year, well, it’s because it is. Here are the books that made it to print with ELPI in the last half of 2019: August: Tommi Pockets by Marsha Hubler, I Love the World: It’s People I Can’t Stand by Dave Beckwith, Talitha, the Traveling Skirt by Becky Van Vleet,…

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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.

4 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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