Debi Hall


Debi Hall currently lives in Butte, Montana with two rescue Whippets (Zoom and Cricket) a rescue field kitty (Garbot) and a fun-loving man who drag races. Having been married and divorced, twice, home is where the pets and the bed are. However, Butte has stuck on her and her goal is to unpack everything and never move again! Armed with BFA in creative writing, she set off on the National Novel Writing Month Challenge in November 2011 and Calling the Circle is the final result.
Hall enjoys writing Young Adult Fiction Novels set in Butte, Montana because the town has a vivid historical past, beautiful landscapes, and some of the most wonderfully stubborn and delightful people she has ever met. A friend told her when she moved here that Butte is a Party town with a history problem! From holding enormous power over the world in the 1915-1920 eras to being a small town in the Rocky Mountains now, the location provides endless tales that need telling.
When not writing, Hall likes to crochet, do crafts, drive very fast cars, cook and visit with friends.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I took the National Novel Writers Month Challenge in 2011 and "Calling the Circle" is the result of that effort. In the 30-days, 50,000 word challenge, I became attached to the characters and the story and after the holiday season set about finishing the story. With the help of some amazing "beta-readers" who did my edits for me (thank you!), "Calling the Circle " became a reality to share.

The story is about friendships, first relationships, elemental magic, and a twelfth century demon that came into Butte, Montana because of some particular circumstances and the use of a Ouija Board. It's a fun story that reads fast and features the small-town life of Butte, Montana -- a city situated on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The kids in the story incorporate the history of the copper mining town, good solid research and the experience of relatives with the hopes of trapping the demon so that he cannot come back.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Honestly, it was because of a couple other authors who liked that their story could stay true to their original concept without having to take on the personality of either a publishing house or Editor/Agent. Additionally, the Young Adult Genre is one that changes so fast it is difficult to stay 3 years or more in front of the trend to be able to allow for traditional publication. Besides, nothing frustrates a writer more than to have written a good story and to never see it published. The real reward in writing are the individual feedback reports from the readers!

I wanted to get the story out with as much of my own sense of story-telling as possible and as soon as possible so that the places and events are relevant. "Calling the Circle" is set in 2011 starting in August and ending in early December.
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Calling the Circle
Series: Butte Tough, Book 1. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 79,290. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Four high school friends accidently release something very evil in the Butte, Montana community when playing with a Ouija board. Through the help of friends, family, and some old-fashioned research they come to understand that magic is real. The friends have to choose whether to delve deeper into the magic and recapture the evil, or to let it destroy their hometown and families.

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butte    demon    friendship    headframe    magic    relationships    teens