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The Master’s Inn

Three broken families, a snowstorm, and a bear . . .

Have you ever been so excited you could barely speak?

That’s me, right here, right now . . .

After ten years–yes, you read that correctly–a story I started in 2012 is finally going to be flung out into the ether for you to enjoy later this year.

It started as a play. The play was produced, directed by yours truly, and we–the cast and crew and I–had a blast doing it.

Fast-forward to 2016.

I published my first book in 2016. Then another in 2017, and yet another in 2018. If you’re interested in checking those out, go to my Books page for information and buy links.

While I was working hard to write those creative non-fiction stories, the characters of The Master’s Inn kept annoying me.

Actually, pestered is a better word. Awake, asleep, it didn’t matter. They wouldn’t leave me alone. What were they saying?

“We want to be a novel . . . please, please, please?”

So, mostly to get them all off my back, I hit the keyboard and turned a one-and-a-half-hour play into a full-length novel.

And then I had a really cool idea. During revisions, revisions, and more revisions, I decided to interview the characters as a way of digging deeper into what makes them tick.

I turned those interviews into blog posts, which were published on my website off and on during the last year or so.  Now, as a way of announcing to the world that the characters of The Master’s Inn have finally had their way with me, I’ve gathered all of the interviews together in this blog post for your convenience.

(A previous blog post from September 2020 about The Master’s Inn might tickle your fancy also. Read it here.)

Tom Masters

Joanie Brown

Barb Masters

Susan Brown

Bill Brown

The Elliott Family

And last, but certainly not least . . .

The Bear

I hope you enjoy getting to know them before the novel is released. And I hope your interest is piqued enough that you want to read about these three families who are brought together under a massive freak snowstorm by the God who loves each of them, and longs for them to finally let go of their pasts and move into their futures.

Watch for news about the release date of The Master’s Inn . . . aiming for October 2022.

And did I mention I’m excited?  🙂




16 responses to “The Master’s Inn”

  1. Kay DiBianca says:

    Congratulations Deb! I’m thrilled for you and I can hardly wait to read the book.

    • Deb Gorman says:

      Thanks so much, Kay! The TKZ post this morning hit the IS nail right on the head for me. It’s so comforting to hear that Dame Agatha and Dean Koontz had and have the same affliction, right?

      Thanks again for reading and commenting.


  2. Dr. Bob Lantrip says:



  3. Debbie Burke says:

    Great news, Deb! Congratulations! Will watch for the release date.

  4. Steve Hooley says:

    Congratulations, Deb. There must be tremendous satisfaction in all that hard work finally producing a novel. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  5. Nancy Aguilar says:

    Congratulations, Deb! How exciting to hear about your book release in October. Sounds like a great play too!

    • Deb Gorman says:

      Hey Nancy! How are you? Hope you and yours are well. I love this story . . . so, I hope my readers will also. It’s got lots of tension, plus danger, plus well . . . I better quit or I’ll spoil it. Ha!

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Am I the only author who is so gratified when that happens? Don’t think so . . . 🙂


  6. Robin Melvin says:

    This is so exciting. Can’t wait to read it!!!

  7. Linda Sawyer says:

    Exciting news about your book coming out in October. It sounds like a story I’d enjoy.

  8. Linda Sawyer says:

    I’m excited for you on your book release this fall. It sounds like a story I’d enjoy.

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