And the Winners Are …

The winners of my Chanukah/Rhyfedd puzzle hunt have been announced.

Paws 4 Puzzles

Thank you everyone who puzzled and entered the Chanukah/Rhyfedd puzzle hunt. I hope you had fun. For those who would like the answers they will be up shortly on this blog along with links to all the puzzles so you can solve at the own place. Also feel free to check out the other puzzles on my puzzle tab above which include two previous Chanukah puzzle hunts.

And now on to the winners:

TAMARA B – wins first place and a signed copy of either Paws 4 Logic, P.A.W.S. or Rhyfedd!

Runners up (all those with correct answers)






All 5 runners up win a choice between a PDF copy of Paws 4 Logic or an audio book of their choice from my catalog.

All winners should receive an email from me shortly!

Thank you for playing and happy new year.


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The Ancient Rhyfedd – A Chanukah Puzzle Hunt – Day 1

Happy Chanukah — head over to my puzzle blog for a special Rhyfedd themed puzzle hunt with prizes!

Paws 4 Puzzles

The Ancient Rhyfedd Cup as presented at Archon in October 2022

Back in the days of yore, the magical folk of Britain congregated each year to celebrate the ancient Rhyfedd. This was a puzzle hunt of great perplexity and included puzzles devised by five eminent magicians: The Wild Warlock Caradog, Cazique the Enigmatic, Gromer the Green, Precipitous Brew, and Quentin the Quixotic.

Each contributed a puzzle that led to their favorite magic word and all five magic words were needed to solve the final challenge. Keep track of the magic words you find on your journey on this handy dandy scroll. On the final day of the challenge I will present a puzzle that will require each of the magic words. The winner of the Chanukah Hunt will receive a choice of either a ebook copy of Paws 4 Puzzles or Rhyfedd or an audio book of any of my…

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A Second Glance Q&A: Debbie Kupfer

I was interviewed by the lovely Kellie. Go check it out!

Have Pen, Will Pen

Hello my fabulous fellow adventurers,

First, I cannot believe it’s already December. It’s the hyper-fast slide into the holidays so good luck to us all! Today is another A Second Glance interview series, this time focusing on fantasy author Debbie Kupfer. As per always, my comments will be in {italics}. Enjoy!

Tell me a little bit about yourself!

I grew up in London and lived in Israel, New York and North Carolina before I somehow ended up in St. Louis, where I live with my husband and my two furry overlords, Whiskey Boop and Miri Billie Joe.

I divide my time between writing, editing, and constructing word and logic puzzles. I believe with enough tea and dark chocolate you can do anything. {Yes, yes, that is the perfect combination.}

What got you into writing?

I’ve been writing my whole life but only started taking my writing seriously back in…

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Jewish Holiday Activity Book by Jill Morgenstern

On my puzzle blog today – a new Jewish Holiday activity book from Jill Morgenstern.

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Hi folks, the Jewish Holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succot are shortly going to be on us and if you have little ones this new activity book from Jill Morgenstern is perfect to keep them entertained.

The book includes fun learning activities for the Jewish Holidays. Includes word searches, coloring pages, mazes, word scrambles, complete the patterns, one of these things is not like the other, and other puzzles and activities.

Divided into sections for the High Holidays, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim, Pesach, Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Lag Ba’Omer, Shavuot, and Shabbat. Also includes answer keys for the word searches and some of the other puzzles.

Perfect for use at home, or in a religious school or day school classroom to supplement learning about the holidays in a fun way! Great for ages 7-12 or second through sixth grade.

Book includes 150 single sided pages. There are…

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Catch up on the P.A.W.S. Saga – 99 cents sale!

ALL NINE books in the P.A.W.S. Saga 99 cents for a limited time!

Psst! It’s time to catch up on the P.A.W.S. Saga. For just a few days all NINE books in my series are currently on sale for just 99 cents/99p a piece on Kindle. And that includes the newest title, Rhyfedd.

So don’t let this kitty get all the good stuff and pick up your copies today!

US – Amazon
UK – Amazon

Plus check out these promos of all things magical!

Friday Fiction – Paranormal Romance Edition

Hi folks, it’s that time again and today I have two awesome Paranormal Romance books and a fantasy box set to share with you. First up a freebie!

Pick up your FREE copy from Story Origin!

What would you do if a ghost appeared in your newly purchased home?

Kiyo “Kiki” Mori has been offered a job as a library manager in Custer, Washington. James “Micky” Michael Lyndell sells his grandfather’s house to Kiki. When they meet, Micky instantly becomes smitten with her.

Unbeknownst to either of them, James Harrison Lyndell, still occupies the 1950s style home. After a week of settling into her new place, Kiki is thrown into life with a ghost when James appears in an upstairs bedroom. The two quickly become unlikely friends as they learn more about each other.

Will Micky be able to crack through Kiki’s introverted walls? How will James help these two figure out they belong together? And what regret is tying James to this world?

Sign up for the author’s newsletter for your FREE copy!

Next up a cover reveal for a wildly anticipated book by two of my favorite authors, Rebecca Jaycox and M.A. Phipps.

Preorder today!

Isn’t that a beautiful cover? So what’s it about? I’m glad you asked.

A forbidden friendship. A dangerous secret. What’s done in the dark always comes to light.

After a number of violent incidents brand seventeen-year-old LUNA as a danger to others, she’s committed to a psychiatric hospital, reaffirming what she’s always known—she’s crazy. Only one person disagrees with her diagnosis: the new doctor with the bewildering golden glow who insists she’s “special” and doesn’t belong there. When he arranges to have her transferred to a school in Egypt for children with angelic blood, Luna is forced to question if she’s actually insane or if there’s possibly more to her troubled past than she thought.

CALEB is a Dark Nephilim student at the Tower of Babel Academy in Iraq. Despite being the third generation of his bloodline, he’s more gifted than many of his peers, making him the perfect candidate to go undercover as an exchange student at the school for Light Nephilim in Alexandria. Once there, he has only one mission: find a way to free his grandfather, Alexander the Great, who was entombed after trying to conquer the world.

When Luna and Caleb cross paths, their outcast natures draw them to each other despite everyone around them saying Lights and Darks can’t be friends. With millennia of prejudice working against them, can they overcome the divide built to keep them apart? Or will the building trail of secrets and lies they discover destroy their fragile, new-found bond?

LIGHTFALL is the first book in the YA paranormal romance trilogy The Origin Prophecy, a loose Romeo + Juliet retelling about two teenage Nephilim caught on opposing sides of an ancient feud.

Preorder today!

Also if you preorder sign up here for a surprise digital gift!

And finally that fantasy box set I mentioned …

Complete series just 2.99 on Kindle!

A lonely path…

David is just like any other normal high school student: slacking off from class, planning for the future like he’s got everything figured out, when he receives news of his grandmother’s death.

He has never felt more lost.

A grim secret…

Sara moves in next door on a mission: to befriend David. With her bright smile and outgoing personality, she easily wins him over. This can be the start of her new life.

As long as no one finds out about her secrets.

Will Sara fill the emptiness in David’s life? Or will her past lead them back to where they started before they met each other? All alone?

A complete series – just 2.99 on Kindle or FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Rhyfedd is Here! Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Pick up your copy today!

Hi everyone! Today’s the day. RHYFEDD – that’s book NINE of my P.A.W.S. Saga releases today! And we’re going on a magical puzzle hunt, the ancient Rhyfedd!

But once the hunt has started, it is clear that someone is meddling, but who? And what is the connection between the strange puzzles and the charm worn by Doris, the animagus dormouse from New York? And how does the mysterious Cazique fit into this?

It is all rather puzzling!

The P.A.W.S. Saga continues with Rhyfedd. Pick up your copy today!

Oh, and if you already preordered your copy, you can even preorder book 10, Madarak, if you wish that will be flying in next spring on the 10th anniversary of the release of the first edition of P.A.W.S.

Catstruck! A Charity Anthology – Preorder Today!

Preorder today!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve taken over as editor and publisher of this awesome charity anthology of all things feline that will be released on National Cat Day, October 28th, 2022. All proceeds will go to the wonderful cat shelter, Tenth Life which focuses its help on special needs cats.

The anthologies includes stories from:

Stephanie Barr
Jen Ponce
Debra Kristi
Bokerah Brumley
Henry Herz
Holly Hook

And me, Debbie Manber Kupfer with more to come.

Preorder your copy today!

Friday Fiction!

Click the above image for some awesome fantasy and sci-fi tales!

Hi folks, Happy Friday! I hope your summer is not as brutal as ours. We’ve had several 100 degree days in St. Louis so far this summer and it’s not even July yet. You know what I’m going to do? Stay inside as much as possible with a good book–and I have some good choices for you today to keep both you and your little ones happy and entertained during these scorching days.

First up, how about some vampires?

Vampires. Not the midlife crisis I expected.

When I finally got around to dating after my jackhole of a husband walked out on my fortieth birthday, I thought personal grooming was my biggest worry. Until I went on a date with a vampire and ended up fighting for my life.

Now I see magic—and danger—everywhere I look, and somehow I’m the one responsible for keeping everyone safe.

It’s worse than being roped into heading a PTA committee. Well…maybe.

Pick up your copy today!

Or choose a FREE title from this selection:

And now onto our children’s selection this week:

Hearting with Herman introduces children to the incredible power of the human heart.

In this story, we are introduced to the simple act of hearting. When Herman, a humpback whale, shares his heart song at the beach, lonely Sasha goes on a miraculous journey.

She discovers the sound her heart makes is music that others can hearMermaids, seafaring friends, and an earth goddess are a few of the encounters she enjoys along the way.

Sasha’s confidence grows with her new friends to realize that she is never really alone.

Enjoy book one in the Hearting with Herman series. Hearts of all ages will enjoy the free companion song A Call to the Sea available on the author’s website.

Book available in print, ebook and audio!

A sweet book full of adventure and wonder that kids of all ages will adore!
Every Saturday, Millie spends the day at her grandmother’s house. There are no toys and no TV, but it’s still the best part of her week. You see, grandma is a fairy! With a twirl of her magic spoon, she sends Millie to wherever she wants to go!

Available on Amazon in ebook or paperback!

And last but not least I have a free activity for you to enjoy with your little ones this weekend!

Help your little one develop important skills for elementary education with this fun teacher-created, color, cut, and paste dinosaur-themed activity book.

Children will develop the confidence to use scissors safely and effectively by cutting out a variety of dinosaur images. Your child will improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination first by coloring and then through cutting.

Download as a PDF so that you can print and cut the pages!

And that’s for this week. Have a good weekend and try to stay cool!