Since December 2006, Debra Owsley has taken her love of reading along with her hobby and created the reading accessory and consulting business, Simply Said Reading Accessories and LitVersation: The Book Conversation Game.
Initially, it was to support her ravenous book habit! Debra never dreamed her two loves would turn into a marketing and promotional business that has allowed her to meet and work with authors she has read and admired for years. She also offers her work at book events and book festivals where she meets other avid readers and book club members.
Debra works with several major bestselling authors, bookstores, event planners, and industry professionals. Her “book candy” includes unique gift-marks, book thongs and many other special treasures for book lovers. She also creates whimsical displays for authors and other tools to promote literacy. Debra also coaches authors on how to promote and market their books on a budget.
Debra is quoted for saying “These are my passion marks and these are pieces of me, book candy for book lovers.”
Debra is a hairstylist and has been one for over 25 years. She loves to read, travel, blog, dance, and discuss books with friends over great food. She also has a salon book club named, Under The Dryer. She’s always sharing her latest reads with her clients and encouraging them to purchase books and support authors.