Author Archives: Deborah Good

About Deborah Good

Deborah Good received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 James Jones First Novel Competition for her novel-in-progress, Viktor Schmitz and is a 2015 graduate of Grub Street’s Novel Incubator program. After a childhood on Long Island, she did stints in Ann Arbor and Somerville, ended up in Brookline and hasn't budged since then. She is the mother of two grown daughters.

Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland

In my last post, I was about to leave for Germany to do some research for my novel.  I had two precious days in Leipzig, my protagonist’s hometown. The city is less than two hours by train from Berlin. About…

By the time you read this…

By the time you read this post, I’ll have visited my protagonist’s hometown, Leipzig, Germany. I expect the city will be strange to both of us—I’ve never been there and he, Viktor, left home in 1942 to join Hitler’s army….

Would You Pay to Read This Novel?

A favorite feature of mine on the blog Writer Unboxed, is by editor Ray Rhamey, who selects the first page of a best-selling novel and asks, “Would you pay to turn the page of this best-seller?” which he then follows…

Patron Saints for Writers

In case you missed it—and I did—January 24th was the feast day for Saint Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists. Our guy trudged around the snowy Swiss landscape trying to win back Catholics lost to Calvinism. He…