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Deborah spent twenty years helping her grandfather, a retired British Historian, sort, restore and rewrite the history of their family in Scotland and England. That’s where she came across the basis for her historical novel, A RESTLESS KNIGHT, set in the year before the rising of William Wallace. She was working on pages for the history of her family in the late 1200s, and thought it the perfect basis for a marvelous Historical Romance.

Currently she is residing in Kentucky, but often still spends part of the year in Britain. She was resident historian at WAXING POETIC (1999-2001). She also had a joint company with artist Carmon Deyo called CLAN RAVEN LTD. She wrote tales of Pict-Celt lore or tales from her family; Carmon turns them into the most beautiful jewelry in silver and gold. Their joint effort ‘THE THREE FACES OF THE GODDESS’, a highly original look at the Pict-Celt Goddesses, won awards and impressed Barnes and Noble enough to sponsor a month-long show in Texas of the works in September 2000, launched with a cocktail party. They hope someday to compile the works into a book (when life stops intruding!).

She is a reviewer for Paranormal Romance Reviews, The Best Reviews, Sensual Romance Reviews and Rambles.com, a Celtic e-magazine. She was member of RIO Reviewers International Organization, and served as their Award of Excellence Chair (2003-2005), and was assistant editor of their monthly newsletter. She served as 2nd Vice President of Hearts Through History (2004-2005), an online RWA Chapter; was also Web Chair (2003-2005) and was editor of their monthly newsletter The Bard Scroll (2003-5). A member of RWA and History Fiction Writers of Britain.

Her Debut novel - A RESTLESS KNIGHT (Kensington, July 2005) was the first of the Dragons of Challon series. Currently it's in a third print and translated in Germany, Brazil and Japan. IN HER BED (August 2006) is the second, already in a second print run. Both were Reviewer's Choice Award Winners. There are more in the series to come: YIELD TO THE KNIGHT and ONE SNOWY KNIGHT (October 2009), followed by at least four more.

THE INVASION OF FALGANNON ISLE (December 2005) was the first book for Dorchester's LoveSpell, in the Sisters of Colford Hall series. RIDING THE THUNDER (October 2006) is second, a Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Winner 2007. A WOLF in WOLF'S CLOTHING is coming June 2009, with four more sisters in the works.

She has numerous short stories and novellas for Highland Press, and picked up a Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence 2008; The Beacon Award of Excellence 2008; 2 Reviewer's Choice Awards 2006 and 2007; a P.E.A.R.L Award 2007; 2 RIO Award of Excellence wins; a Lorie Award; The Laurie Award; NOR Award of Excellence and 2 LASR Awards.  She has Leanne Burroughs, author of Highland Wishes, as her devoted critique partner. A match made in CP heaven, she says. And is lucky to have Monika Wolmarans as her proofreader. She loves the history of Scotland and England, ballet, web design, writing, reading books, watching movies, cats, dancing till dawn, B-Horror films, and collecting swords. In her spare time she designs book covers and creates her own video trailers.


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