Debbie Elicksen is the author of Inside the NHL Dream and the bestselling Self-Publishing 101. Her traditionally published books are still available through Amazon or Self-Counsel Press, which include Publishing and Marketing in the Digital Age and Business Cyberbullies and How to Fight Back. Below are her books currently available. 


My Locker Room Life


My Locker Room Life is a collection of personal sports stories from behind the scenes. The reader will have a guest seat on the bus, in the press box, on the field, in the training room, and on the player’s bench.

These stories include the National Hockey League, National Lacrosse League, Canadian Football League, Canadian Junior Football League, and more. You’ll hear from people like Steve Yzerman, Alondra Johnson, Kris Draper, Daniel Briere, Ken-Yon Rambo, Cassie Campbell, Kelly Kisio, Dave Dickenson, Shirley Fischler, and Sergei Fedorov.

These personal anecdotes provide an inside look at life in a locker room. You’ll also hear how one woman fought for access to the press box, paving the way for future generations of female reporters.

Take Back the Internet


Take Back the Internet is a collection of posts to help you reclaim your Internet power and to kick the trolls to the curb where they belong.



Letters from servicemen from all over the world about military and war-time mascots.  Anonymous is a small piece of their legacy.


Future Prospects: An Inside Look at Major Junior Hockey


Future Prospects gives you a birds-eye view as to what it was like to work and play in the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Inside the NHL Dream


Inside the NHL Dream puts a human face on those who work inside the league.

Positive Sports: Professional Athletes and Mentoring Youth


Positive Sports was highlighted as a “must read” at the Admissions Conference in Toronto in the Fall of 2003.

Loyalty, Intensity, and Passion


Loyalty, Intensity and Passion” is a must read for those who love the fastest game in the world played on two feet.” Bob Poole, Calgary Roughnecks, 2005 NLL Public Relations

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