SPOTLIGHT: D. G. Kaye ~ Live. Laugh. Love. And Don’t Forget to Breathe.

29 May

“Friends are like bras: close to your heart and there for support.”

~Donna Roberts

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It is my pleasure to introduce today a woman who I greatly admire for her strength, positive attitude, and writing talent: Debby Gies (D. G. Kaye). She is also a very supportive friend. An author of nonfiction memoir she writes about life, matters of the heart and women’s issues. Debby inspires others by sharing stories about events she has encountered and lessons that come along with them.

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Growing up as an emotionally neglected child, she struggled, tormented with guilt, with whether or not she should remain obligated to being a faithful daughter, feeling in debt to her narcissistic mother for giving birth to her. Her first book, Conflicted Hearts is a memoir, written about her journey to seek solace from living with guilt.

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In keeping up with sharing her experiences in life, Debby thought about her turbulent voyage through menopause. No, it wasn’t fun. But in retrospect, she had to laugh when comparing symptoms with friends over some of the craziness of the side effects, so she decided to write Meno-What? A Memoir. The book is a short, humorous accounting of her passage through the hormonal injustice. In that book, she shared some of the many symptoms she encountered, hoping to shed some light and humor on what women may expect or experience at that unpredictable time. She also offers up some helpful hints she found useful for relief.

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Have Bags, Will Travel  is a travel memoir of tales and reminiscings from some of Debby’s more memorable trips, which all factor in the same ongoing issues for her – too much luggage! 😀

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Debby’s newest book, P.S. I Forgive You is Book II to Conflicted Hearts, a journey of seeking forgiveness for her narcissistic mother. As her death was approaching, she was forced by conflicting thoughts to reconcile her feelings about her mother and find a way to make peace within herself for her decision to remain estranged, yet find forgiveness for her to send her off with compassion.

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Words We Carry   focuses around women’s self-esteem issues. She talks about how and why we develop a low sense of self by using her own life experiences as examples. She shares stories about how she recognized her own shortcomings, and overcame her insecurities, hoping to empower others.

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D. G. Kaye’s writing is raw and honest. She hopes that through her writing others would relate and find that there is always a choice to move from a negative space, and look for the positive.

In her words . . .

Hi, I’m Debby Gies. I’m a Canadian author, and I write my books under the pen name of D.G. Kaye.

I love to laugh, and self-medicate with a daily dose of humor. When I’m not writing intimate memoirs, you’ll find me writing with humor in some of my other works and blog posts.

When I was a child, I was very observant about my surroundings. Growing up in a tumultuous family life; otherwise known as a broken home, kept me on guard about the on-and-off-going status of my parents’ relationship. I often wrote notes, and journaled about the dysfunction that I grew up in. By age seven I was certain I was going to grow up to be a reporter.

Well life has a funny way of taking detours. Instead, I moved away from home at eighteen with a few meager belongings and a curiosity for life. I finished university and changed careers a few times always striving to work my way up to managerial positions. My drive to succeed at anything I put my mind to led me to having a very colorful and eventful life.

Ever the optimist, that is me. I’ve conquered quite a few battles in life; health and otherwise, and my refusal to accept the word ‘No’, or to use the words ‘I can’t’, keeps me on a positive path in life.

I love to tell stories that have lessons in them, and hope to empower others by sharing my own experiences.

D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) writes to inspire others. Her writing encompasses stories taken from events she encountered in her own life, and the lessons she learned from them. Her sunny outlook on life developed from learning to overcome some of the many obstacles that challenged her.

Check out Debby’s Blog:

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Connect with her on social media:





Is there a narcissist in your life? How does that person affect your life? 

Are you going through menopause? Is someone close to you going through menopause? How are you or they dealing with the symptoms?

Do you enjoy traveling? What’s the funniest, scariest, or most shocking experience you’ve had while traveling?

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I hope you enjoyed today’s ‘Spotlight’. Give Debby some love in the comments below.



84 Responses to “SPOTLIGHT: D. G. Kaye ~ Live. Laugh. Love. And Don’t Forget to Breathe.”

  1. dgkaye May 29, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

    Vashti, I am truly humbled!!!! Thank you so much for posting about me and my writing here at your beautiful blog. I am so honored and am sharing it everywhere. I’m looking forward to your book and having you as one of my Friday Guest authors,. ❤ xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q May 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

      Aww, Debby, you know how I look up to you. You’re an amazing woman. I am more than happy to do this for you. And I would be honored to be a guest on your blog. Thank you. ❤ xx

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      • dgkaye May 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

        Well thank you again. I’m truly touched and I look forward to having you over. We will be in touch. ❤

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  2. olganm May 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    Great to see Debby here, Vashti! Well deserved for sure.

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    • Vashti Q May 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

      Yes, it’s been a long time coming. Thank you Olga! 😀


    • dgkaye May 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

      Aw, thanks so much for your support Olga. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities May 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm #


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  4. Annette Rochelle Aben May 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    Breathing! Something so important. (lol) Love to laugh and you are such an inspiration. Truly a funny lady. ❤

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    • dgkaye May 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

      Lol, thanks Annette! You’re pretty funny yourself. 🙂 ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 29, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

      I’m one of those people that tend to hold their breath when in a tense situation. I need to be reminded to take a breath. Ha, ha! Thanks for your visit and comment, Annette! 😀 xx


  5. Adele Marie May 30, 2017 at 2:24 am #

    Reblogged this on firefly465.

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  6. mihrank May 30, 2017 at 3:48 am #

    deeply beautiful, such organized interview, valuable details. Bravo!

    I will be happy to take a part in your interview…

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    • Vashti Q May 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

      Thank you Mihran! I’m happy you enjoyed it. 😀


  7. A terrific post Vashti and lovely to see Debby here in the spotlight.. hugs to you both. x

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  8. Hugh's Views and News May 30, 2017 at 9:24 am #

    What an absolute honour to have the very talented and professional writer, Debby Kaye, follow me in your spotlight lineup feature, Vashti.
    Hugs to you both.

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    • dgkaye May 30, 2017 at 10:42 am #

      Thank you so much Hugh for your lovely praise. I loved finding you featured here and suddenly I found myself here. Such an honor. 🙂 ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

      Yay! I’m so glad you’re happy. Thank you! ❤ xx

      Liked by 2 people

  9. robbiesinspiration May 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

    What a marvellous post about Debby’s books. I was so pleased to read it!

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  10. D. Wallace Peach May 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    It’s great to see Debby over here and the line up of her books. A prolific writer and blogger extraordinaire. 😀

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Tina Frisco May 31, 2017 at 5:04 am #

    This is an outstanding post, Vashti, not only for the content (love my friend Debs), but also for the display and your comment on each of Debby’s books. Anyone would be honored to be a guest on your blog ~ you make them shine 🌟💖

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    • Vashti Q May 31, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      Hello Tina! It’s lovely to see you here and your comment makes me so happy. I cannot take credit for all of it since I took inspiration from Debby’s blog. I’m very fond of Debby also. She’s a wonderful and inspiring person and her books are fantastic. You’re very sweet, thank you! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    • dgkaye May 31, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

      Thank you so much for spreading your kindness Tina. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Stevie Turner May 31, 2017 at 5:14 am #

    Reblogged this on Stevie Turner, Indie Author. and commented:
    I always enjoy reading Debby’s books.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q May 31, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      Hi! Thank you for the reblog, Stevie! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    • dgkaye May 31, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

      Thank you so much Robbie for your lovely comment and for sharing. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

    • dgkaye June 6, 2017 at 11:25 am #

      Thank you so much Stevie. 🙂 x

      Liked by 2 people

    • dgkaye June 6, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      I think WP is acting up. I’ve thanked Stevie 3 times since she commented and it won’t show up? 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • Vashti Q June 7, 2017 at 12:25 am #

        You went to spam for a little while but you’re back. Sorry about that. I don’t know why it happened.

        Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye June 7, 2017 at 12:33 am #

        Thanks for fishing me out Vashti. I knew it! It’s not just your blog. This happens to me a few times a year. I also am finding regular visitors at my blog in spam too. WP demons! ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q June 7, 2017 at 12:38 am #

        Ha, ha! I’m going to have to make it a habit to check my spam folder once a week, just in case someone’s lost in there. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye June 7, 2017 at 10:13 am #

        That’s what I do. You’d be surprised to see who you find in there. 🙂 xx

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Natalie Ducey May 31, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    A wonderful post for Debby! Thank you for sharing, Vashti. I’m now following your blog as well. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q May 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

      Hi Natalie! I’m very happy you enjoyed the post. It was my pleasure doing this for Debby. She’s a wonderful person and talented writer. Thank you very much. I’ll go check out your blog as well. 😀 xx

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    • dgkaye May 31, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

      Thanks a bunch Natalie. Lovely to see you here and you’re in for treats now that you’re following Vashti. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Kev June 5, 2017 at 6:47 am #

    Great to see Debby here, Vashti. It’s a lovely spotlight for her… Well done!

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    • Vashti Q June 5, 2017 at 8:59 am #

      Thank you Kev! It was fun and a real pleasure. Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comment. 😀

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      • Kev June 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

        My pleasure, Vashti!

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    • dgkaye June 6, 2017 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks so much Kev. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  15. Barbara June 6, 2017 at 3:27 am #

    This is a lovely tribute to Debby. She is one of the most generous bloggers I have come across.

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    • Vashti Q June 6, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

      Thank you Barbara! I’m delighted to feature her here and I’m happy that everyone enjoyed the post, including her. 😀


    • dgkaye June 7, 2017 at 12:20 am #

      Oh, thanks so much Barb. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Jane Sturgeon June 6, 2017 at 5:26 am #

    Well done Vashti and Debbie, this is so very well deserved my lovely. Hugs and much love flowing to you. ❤ xXx ❤

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  17. Annika Perry June 6, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    A lovely feature on Debby and all her books – I like how they are all given such a clear space of their own and succinctly summarized. Having known her on WP for quite a while I know she is humble about herself and her work on blogging so this spotlight is well-deserved. 😀 Take a bow, Debby!!😀❤️

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    • Vashti Q June 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

      Hello Annika! Debby has it organized that way in her book page on her blog. I wanted to introduce her to a different audience and hopefully new readers. She deserves this and more. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    • dgkaye June 7, 2017 at 12:22 am #

      Thank you Annika for your most kind and generous words. 🙂 ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  18. Jacqui Murray June 6, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Love seeing Deb around the internet. Something about the way she puts ideas always makes me smile. Cheers me up.

    Liked by 2 people

    • dgkaye June 6, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      Thanks so much for the lovely compliment Jacqui. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 6, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

      Hello Jacqui! That’s so sweet. It’s wonderful that you found us. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Christy B June 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

    Hi Vashti, you certainly picked a GREAT woman to feature here 🙂 Debby is so supportive in the blogging world and a wonderful writer to boot – great combo! I enjoyed this feature on her so much. Thank you ♥

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    • Vashti Q June 7, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

      Thank you, Christy! I completely agree, Debby is a very supportive and talented friend. I’m happy you enjoyed it. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

    • dgkaye June 8, 2017 at 10:05 am #

      Aw, thank you so much for visiting to read here and for your most lovely comment and compliment Christy. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  20. macjam47 June 9, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    Vashti, how wonderful that you’ve spotlighted Debby and her books on your blog! Debby is always able to put a smile on my face no matter how serious the subject matter. She is a tremendous advocate of other writers and bloggers. Debby is simply a wonderful friend and I’m blessed to have found her through the blogging world. Love and hugs to you and to Debby.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 9, 2017 at 10:50 am #

      What a sweet and truthful comment. I completely agree. Thank you for stopping by I appreciate the support. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  21. jaye22 June 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    Hi. Vashti what a lovely well written post and presented so well, thank you as always for sharing.

    Hello to you Debby lovely to meet you, I love your spirit, so generous to share your journey. Keep up the positivity it is infectious 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

      Thank you Jaye! Lovely to see you. I hope all is well with you. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • jaye22 June 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

        I am not too bad but crazy busy with card orders but loving it, one day I will finally get on top of things lol 😂. I can only imagine how busy you are re your new book etc, take care honey 😘

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      • Vashti Q June 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

        I’m happy you’re doing well with your cards. Yes, I’m definitely hustling, but then how else can you make your dreams come true? 😉 Thank you and take care of yourself too. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

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