Writing has been a part of Debbie’s life since she was a little girl. Her mom still has her first poem, written in first grade, in which she describes her legs as a hair brush. She decided she must have been mad at her that day! She has continued to write sporadically through the years. Turning fifty last year inspired her to pursue writing and publication as a more serious endeavor.
She is first-place winner in the Illinois State Poetry Society 2017 Free Verse Contest. She had devotions published in the IBSA Good News Daily Devotion Guide, has written several guest blog posts and recently had a poem featured in Every Day Poems, a daily E-zine of T. S. Poetry Press.
She is an avid reader and usually has 3-4 books, from theology to poetry or a fiction classic to those on the craft of writing, piled on her nightstand at once. She also writes book reviews and you can join her at Goodreads.
She and her husband served as missionaries in South Africa for three years, but currently have made Southern Illinois their home. You can read about their missionary journey in her book: For the Love of Christ and a Mozambican Village. You can also connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.