Omnimystery News: Guest Post

My guest post for OmniMystery News posted today.  I talk about writing the Street Stories suspense series and how it relates to my experiences with volunteering with the homeless.  I hope you enjoy.

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I chose to write suspense novels about events that happen to street kids because their homelessness adds an unexpected, little used, and huge obstacle for my protagonist to overcome. That’s just good storytelling. And if, while riding the twists and turns of the plot my reader begins to develop an awareness that street kids are people, are human beings not that different from themselves, am I going to complain?

Not a bit. Because influencing the minds and opinions of readers is something all good fiction should do, as long as it’s not at the expense of entertainment. Tell me you’ve never been enlightened by a book you picked up just because the plot sounded like fun? I bet you can’t.

via Omnimystery News: Please Welcome Back Author Debra R. Borys.

5 thoughts on “Omnimystery News: Guest Post

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed Painted Black. It brought back lots of memories of volunteering with Street Links. Looking forward to reading more of your books.

    • Thank you, Caroline. I started writing the book while I was still in Chicago, of course, but did many edits to it after moving to Seattle so I’m sure some of the Street Links nostalgia you experienced was due to that fact. Hopefully Bend Me, Shape Me will be released in print sometime in June, although if you absolutely can’t wait, you can buy the ebook at, and 🙂

  2. Totally find a kindred spirit here Debra, thanks so much for popping over to my blog – appreciated. Good luck with all your books. I love the Music connections in the titles etc. Hope to chat soon. J x

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