Deborah Dee Harper

Deb has three grown children—Derek (married to Renee), Dennae (married to Richie), and Darice (married to Ron). Between them, they’ve given her five lively grandsons—Dustin, Hunter, Cannon, Tyler, and Adam, and one beautiful granddaughter, Molly. Deb took

Deborah Dee Harper writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and specializes in humorous, inspirational Christian books for both children and adults. Her novel, Misstep, is the first book in her Road’s End series for adults (although children are welcome to read them as well). She’s also written a children’s adventure series, Laramie on the Lam, that is inspirational, humorous, and full of fun. (Many of Laramie’s fans are adults!)
an early retirement from a mid-sized school district in Michigan and began writing seriously, and wrote two newspaper columns, feature columns, greeting cards, essays, articles, poetry, and had stories included in multiple anthologies and Chicken Soup. She was a member of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild and took the Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman classes. Her manuscript for Misstep was a finalist in the 2009 Operation First Novel competition.

Deb finds humor everywhere and believes God deliberately gave us a sense of humor to enjoy the truly funny or joyous or unbelievable or downright silly things in life. Humor not only gives us joy, it often changes our opinion of others (or ourselves) and helps bridge the gap between people of differing opinions. When she’s not writing, Deb enjoys photography, herb gardening, astronomy, and chasing the occasional grizzly bear for a picture.

Television interview: Deborah Harper - WATC-TV 57 Atlanta

A Road's End Mishap Series

by Deborah Dee Harper

Book 2
A Road's End Mishap
Faux Pas
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A Road's End Mishap
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What would you do if you discovered, by accident, no less, that the President of the United States was attending your daughter’s wedding in less than two weeks? 

Panic. You’d panic, I tell you. 

That’s what the parents of the bride, Pastor Hugh Foster and his wife Melanie did. Add in a severe storm, crazy senior citizens who believe the POTUS lied his way into office, a crumbling, but historic church you happen to pastor, a cranky Secret Service agent, a four-year-old grandchild-to-be you know nothing about, and a son-in-law-to-be whose faith in the Lord has waned, and well … you’ve got yourself a humdinger of a wedding. Not to mention that same future son-in-law is a University of Michigan Wolverines fan (gasp!... not a Michigan State Spartans fan) and prefers sweet tea to unsweetened. My gosh, what is the world coming to? Talk about a faux pas! Well, good luck with all that, Pastor Foster. 

Oh, and Heaven help the president.

Winnie and Sadie are still fighting, and I'm still living in the strangest town on earth.

It’s December in Road’s End, Virginia, a tiny town long forgotten by anyone but its residents, where Colonel Hugh Foster and his wife, Melanie, have chosen to live—for better or worse. The jury’s still out on that one!

Road’s End is comprised entirely of senior citizens whose kids have grown and left for greener pastures. Hugh, Melanie, and Bristol (one of the few sane people in town) are faced with a crumbling church in desperate need of repair and renovation, a dwindling congregation of opinionated, ornery senior citizens, and a camel—yes, a camel. And if that's not enough, the trio and the rest of the Road's End residents, are soon mired in danger and intrigue when a group of gun-toting drug dealers arrive in town, bent on killing the church handyman, and conspiring to ruin the
doggonedest record-breaking blizzard the town has ever seen.

Poor drug dealers.

What readers are saying about this series:


“You might not expect a novel with all the characters but one being middle-aged and older to hold much excitement, but MISSTEP made this reader laugh, scream, and grit her teeth. A lot. A gang of criminals invade a tiny town during preparation for a live Nativity--and while a monstrous blizzard sweeps through. Senior citizens of the town aren't long intimidated by the thugs and take them on, much to the distress and amusement of the new pastor. One citizen is like many we know in our own towns--lacking in faith, having been beaten down by life. I won't give away the ending, but it includes a surprising twist. MISSTEP is a fine Christian read I can recommend.”

Cynthia T. Toney, author of the Bird Face series and The Other Side of Freedom




“MISSTEP is a delightful mixture of suspense and humor. Deborah Dee Harper can make you laugh in the middle of scenes of greatest tension. A pleasure to read.”

Donn Taylor, author of Murder Mezzo Forte, The Lazarus File, etc. 




“MISSTEP is exactly as it says, one disaster after another. Add to that numerous punches of humor, and you have a novel that will keep you reading to the last page. Laugh out loud mishaps.”

Linda S. Glaz, author of

Fear is Louder Than Words






And don't miss Deborah's 

middle-grade reader, 

Laramie on the Lam series.





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