Deb Haggerty

About Elk Lake

An independent, royalty-paying publisher, Elk Lake offers over 100 books by more than 70 authors in a wide-range of categories. With fiction titles for everyone from children to tweens to young adults and adults, in genres such as mystery, romance, historical, science fiction, and fantasy, plus select nonfiction offerings, Elk Lake is committed to publishing books that point people to Jesus Christ.

Elk Lake is looking for all genres of fiction, from children’s books (complete with illustrations) to middle-grade to YA to adult, contemporary, Southern, Historical--Civil War, WWI, WWII, Speculative Fiction—no Amish. Rarely accept Westerns. Nonfiction—must have a “twist”—not the usual handling of subjects. No memoirs, Bible studies, devotionals, or poetry.


About Deb

Deb Haggerty is a published author, freelance editor, and professional speaker. For over thirty years, she’s been writing stories and was published in over twenty books with fifty-plus articles. She earned a 2017 Golden Scrolls Merit Award for nonfiction editor.

Currently, Deb Haggerty is the Publisher of Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., an independent, royalty-paying publisher that “Publishes the Positive.”

Deb and her husband, Roy, live near Plymouth, MA, with Coki the Dog, their mini-dachshund.


Workshop Presented by Deb:

Tips and Tricks for working with Editors & Publishers
To present yourself and your work successfully to an editor/publisher, you must have certain skills and documents. That any paper you submit to them is absolutely perfect is a necessity. That said, we’ll talk about ways to ensure you do what’s required to make that very important great first impression. In addition, we’ll talk about writers’ conferences in general and what you should hope to gain from them. This is an interactive seminar with questions and discussion actively encouraged.

 As a result of this program, participants will be able to: