No place like home

Clockwise from front Patty Wynn Brown, Kacy Branstetter, Jan Allen, Andrea Dowding, Debbie Phillips Founder

Clockwise from front: Women on Fire co-authors Patty Wynn Brown, Kacy Cook, my best friend Jan Allen, Andrea Dowding and oh-so-happy me! (Thank you, Bobbie Celeste)

Good Morning from Columbus, Ohio!

Last night’s book party hosted by my best friend Jan Allen and her husband Curt Steiner was like being in a warm bubble bath! I got to hug friends I’ve known since my early 20s …and everyone was so sweet and supportive of our new book Women on Fire: 20 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!)

I was pretty wiped out coming off of five days in Chicago at the phenomenal Glazer-Kennedy SuperConference and to be enveloped by so much love and support was …. simply Heavenly!

Debbie Phillips

My talented friend Nancy Kramer took this picture while I talked about how the Women on Fire book was nearly two years in the making! (And, got to wear my new blouse designed by Woman on Fire Nellie Partow)

Four of the book’s co-authors — Ginny Barney, Patricia Wynn Brown, Kacy Cook and Andrea Dowding — were able to join me at the event where we signed books while our new DVD played on Curt’s big screen.  Inspire Me! is a one-hour DVD for women who need a dose of inspiration, strategies and support!

I spent most of my career in Columbus… first as a student at Ohio State and then as a newspaper reporter and press secretary to Ohio’s Governor. Even though I moved to the East Coast in 1996, Columbus will always be my home and it feels so right to start here on our national book tour!