Deborah is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize. Her award-winning short stories appear in numerous literary and mystery print publications, as well as mystery and literary anthologies. Her debut thriller Staccato, presented by the small independent press Second Wind Publishing, was released September 15, 2009. Part Cherokee Indian, she spent her summers in North Carolina where the series is set.
Professional affiliations include: Mystery Writers of America (SoCal), Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths (SinC, AZ). She is also moderator for the Scottsdale Writers Critique Group.