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About Debra Englander

Debra W. Englander is a writer, editor and book coach based in New York. She has written for numerous publications and managed a business book program for John Wiley. She writes “The Savvy Self-Publisher” column for Poets & Writers. Follower her on Twitter @DebraEnglander.
Latest Posts | By Debra Englander
How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?
1 month ago

How Much Parenting of Adult Children Is Too Much?

By  •  Family

“How’s everything?” I innocently asked someone whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. She immediately said everything was fine. She added that one child was entering high school and the other starting his senior year in high school so things were stressful. Read More

After 60, You Can’t Do Everything That You Used to Do… and That’s Ok
3 months ago

After 60, You Can’t Do Everything That You Used to Do… and That’s Ok

I’ve been a runner for more than forty years – ever since taking a jogging class as part of a gym requirement in college. It’s a real passion of mine. For a long time, I ran races and participated in marathons. More recently, I built up to long runs in the spring and summer. Read More

How to Self-Publish a Book at Any Age: First, Avoid These 5 Mistakes!
5 months ago

How to Self-Publish a Book at Any Age: First, Avoid These 5 Mistakes!

Working with first-time authors to complete and publish their work is incredibly rewarding. Helping people nurture and develop a concept, research a subject or share a personal story is exciting for both the author and me, in my role as coach and book shepherd. Read More

Is “Retirement” an Offensive Word?
7 months ago

Is “Retirement” an Offensive Word?

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 63. The current life expectancy is 76.3 years for men and 81.2 years for women. Read More

10 Questions to Ask Before You Start Writing a Book
10 months ago

10 Questions to Ask Before You Start Writing a Book

These days there are many options if you’re hoping to publish your book. You can do it yourself using Amazon CreateSpace.com or IngramSpark.com. You write your book, format it and upload files to the website.

Voilà! You are a published author. However, there’s much more involved in successfully publishing, especially if you want to attract readers and get publicity. Read More

Family Gatherings Not Your Thing? You Can Still Have a Happy Holidays!
10 months ago

Family Gatherings Not Your Thing? You Can Still Have a Happy Holidays!

By  •  Family

There’s usually no way to avoid a holiday get-together. If you’ve got a large family or live far from your parents or siblings, chances are you’re heading to a relative’s house this month.

Or, perhaps you’ve got your own circle of friends and prefer a more sedate dinner rather than a house full of children of varying ages, along with the obligatory exchange of gifts. Read More