Hi, I'm Debra, and I write romance/suspense novels with a bit of steam and a lot of fun. Creating stories is my passion. My favorite days are when I can tune out the universe, huddle over my keyboard, and let my imagination go wild. I count myself as extremely fortunate to do something I truly love.
My other loves:
My kids - What can I say about my son, Stephen and daughter, Hannah, other than they're the greatest kids a mom could ask for. What mom doesn't say that, right? Okay, there's been bumps along the way, but they're still an awesome duo. Icing on my cake was when they married, and I acquired two more amazing kids, Astrid and Ryan. I'm very proud and lucky to have all four in my corner.
Mom - My mother, Mildred is my rock, and biggest my supporter. I doubt I'd be where I am today without her. She's the epitome of a strong woman, and I strive to become as giving and selfless as she. I'm double blessed because I also count her as one of my best friends.
Pets - I'm a huge animal lover, and am "mama" to a house full of adopted fur-babies. Most are rescues and come from dire circumstances. Fortunately, they left the bad stuff behind, and live the good life-and they do enjoy keeping mama on her toes!
Texas - I'm a lifetime Texan. I was born in Waco and grew up in a small town south of the city. In my early twenties, I left and lived in different areas within the state. Twenty eight years later, I happily returned home. I hope to make one more move. My dream is to retire, buy an ocean side condo, and relax on the deck with a glass of wine, admiring the beauty before me. Talk about inspiration!
Bucket List Accomplishments - In my 40's, I did something I always wanted, but never believed would happen. I returned to school to further my education. After many grueling hours, I earned my bachelors degree in 2011, which led me to my current day job at a local elementary school, teaching special needs children.
Inspiration - Creativity can come from anything, anywhere. Showers, drives in the country, or sweeping the floor. My mind likes to churn when I'm attempting to go to sleep at night and of course, I need to get up early the next morning. This should bother me, but it doesn't. I love to create, any time, and place.
Stuff I Enjoy -Working in my flowerbeds, painting, photography, travel ( huge beach fan) , I was born to shop - now if I just had money, and I'm can be easily bribed with a tasty plate of Mexican or seafood. Oh yeah, I adore chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate.
Did I mention I love to write? - My first publishing contract came in 2012 with The Wild Rose Press and my initial release debuted in September, 2013. I've since added two novels to my back list, with numerous ideas in the works. Tons more stories circle in my head, and are beckoning me to write them.
I'm an active member of the Central Texas Chapter of Romance Writers of America where I serve as secretary of the group.
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