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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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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For the Younger Set

By Deb Haggerty | July 28, 2021

Have you exhausted all the “fun” summer activities for the littles? It might be time for some new books! One or two of these recent releases from Elk Lake might be just what you need to answer that age-old question: What can I do now? Choose from: From Hair to There by Cindy Lurie, The…

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January-April 2021 – Nonfiction and Childrens Releases

By Deb Haggerty | May 28, 2021

– Frank Serafini We’re doing our part to put the “right” books in children’s (and adults’) hands. Here are our latest childrens and nonfiction releases. Benny Learns A Lesson by Cheryl Johnson, Fairy Tales and Faith and the Amazing ABCs of Successful Faith by Antwan Houser, Five Little Angels by Kathleen Pelley, A New Baby,…

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January-April 2021 – Fiction Releases

By Deb Haggerty | May 28, 2021

The new year is off to a good clip with nearly two dozen books published in the first four months. To keep the blog length manageable, we’ve created two posts–Fiction and Nonfiction and Children’s releases. Fiction titles include: The Light at St. Silvan’s and a short story, Uzura Seki: Black Sand by Murray Pura; Deadly…

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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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