Deborah Tadema received a diploma in “Short Story and Fiction Writing.” Following this, she completed three levels of a creative writing course. She currently belongs to a writing group and has her work critiqued on a regular basis.
Deb grew up in Port Stanley, Ontario, the eldest of six children. She met her first husband in high school, moved to St. Thomas and had two daughters. Many years later she gained two stepsons when she married her current husband. They have nine grandchildren. Deb and Harold now live near the village of Bayfield.
Aside from working in manufacturing positions, Deb has worked in retail and in a garden center. Now, she spends a lot of time devoted to her writing.
Author of White Clouds On The Horizon and No Honor Between Brothers
White clouds on the Horizon
Winda escapes slavery only to face Pakwis, the Ojibwa chief, again when she needs his help. She fears that he will want his slave back and she will lose the man she has fallen in love with. But without his help they could be attacked by the Americans who are receiving shipments of a newer and more powerful rifle than the Brown Bess that the people in Upper Canada are using.
Lucas Sievers is a trapper and as wild as the Indians. He drifts between cultures. Many men fear him. Yet, he is gentle and will fight to the death for the one woman who can tame him. As they ride across the country in search of an outlaw Lucas watches Pakwis closely, knowing full well of his feelings for Winda.
Grant Sievers hadn’t seen his brother in many years. When they do meet up again Grant is in the middle of an investigation. His main objective is to arrest Dusty Blackman and stop him from smuggling guns across the boarder. But Dusty’s wife, Carrie, proves to be a distraction.
Carrie’s dream of a romantic wedding is shattered when her father forces her to marry Dusty. He takes her to across the country and leaves her in the wilderness….alone. The only chance she has in escaping from him is with the help of her new friend, Winda.
No Honor Between Brothers
Everyone has at least one weakness. Mitch Wilder’s is women. He has always been fussed over, coddled and protected by them. As a teenager he was the star football quarterback, always surrounded by girls, as he used his good looks and popularity to his advantage. By thirty-nine years of age, he hasn’t slowed down. Mitch still sneaks from bedroom to bedroom.
When his father dies in 1967 Mitch’s world starts to fray at the seams. His father’s will states that Mitch has inherited the shipping company, which Mitch has been running for eight years, ever since his father retired. But up until then the company had remained in his father’s name. While the inheritance isn’t a surprise, the stipulation that Mitch must hire his stepbrother, Tom Fleming, is. On top of this, Tom will own half the company within five years. If this doesn’t happen the company will be sold and the proceeds will go to charity. Mitch sees no choice but to hire his brother.
Other than the fact that Mitch hates Tom, he has also discovered that Tom had an affair with the woman Mitch loves, Claire Lester. He comes up with a plan: to convince Claire to marry him and keep her away from Tom.
Initially, Tom Fleming’s motivation for the affair had been vengeful: he only went after Claire to get back at Mitch. He despises his brother as much as Mitch despises him. When Tom moves to Port Shetland to work for his brother, he pretends to chase after Claire.
Claire, however, desperately wants to believe that Mitch has finally settled down. After months of Mitch’s relentless pursuit, Claire marries him. The marriage doesn’t go smoothly. Due to his condition, Mitch is unable to remain faithful to Claire. She catches him with one of his other women and leaves him. As she realizes that she has once again fallen for Mitch’s lies, Claire is so disgusted with her own weakness that she runs back to Tom. Although Tom lets Claire move in with him, this relationship is also destined to fail. For reasons that Tom keeps hidden, he isn’t able to love Claire.