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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An Interview with Our Editor-in-Chief! Find out what Elk Lake is looking for…

By Kristen Terrette | September 15, 2022

Our publisher, Deb Haggerty, was recently interviewed for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) At Home Conference. We thought you’d be interested in her answers. What are the top things you look for in a submission? We look to see if they followed our guidelines completely. Then we look to see if the grammar, punctuation,…

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August New Releases

By Deb Haggerty | September 1, 2022

Check out our August New Releases! New in Fiction Texas Faith Written by Andrew Roth Will things ever go right? When Johnny’s pa doesn’t come home after the war, the Garret ranch nears collapse, covered with back taxes and worthless cattle. While he struggles with bitterness and dread, his mother launches a spiritual quest for…

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July New Releases

By Deb Haggerty | July 31, 2022

Check out our July New Releases! New in Fiction Deception in December: Fern Valley Mysteries Book 2 Written by Doreen McAvoy Thirteen-year-old Will Abbott is enjoying his eighth-grade year and looking forward to a fun-filled December packed with basketball games, snowball fights, and Christmas pageant practice. With Otis Mayfield safely behind bars, Will’s biggest problem…

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June New Releases

By Deb Haggerty | July 2, 2022

Check out our June New Releases! New in Fiction Rules of Engagement Written by Claire O’Sullivan Army Ranger Scott Walker believes his missions have been compromised. They have been sidelined when a threat of an unchecked virus comes across the military radar. When he is given orders to protect a scientist, it is an assignment…

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Elk Lake’s Selah Winners!

By Deb Haggerty | June 2, 2022

Elk Lake is happy to announce our TEN 2022 Selah Award winners! Congrats to our wonderful authors!   1st Place, Anthology Category We May Be Done, But We’re Not Finished by Deb DeArmond The nest is empty, professional path established or concluded. It should be an exciting time. We’re free to pursue the possibilities. But…

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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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