Debra Chapoton is the author of several YA novels including the thriller Edge of Escape, the break-your-heart adventure The Guardian’s Diary, and two paranormal dramas, Sheltered and A Soul's Kiss. She lives in a full log home in the middle of a scary forest in northern Michigan. When she’s not writing she’s playing Qwirkle with her husband or shopping online.
She has also written several middle grade novels and non-fiction works.
She enjoys talking and tweeting with fans. You can find her on her blog: http://debrachapoton.com or on twitter @Debra_Chapoton.
on Sep. 23, 2014 :
I was born in a devious and backward village in central area of China in 1980s. Later 1990s was a tough period of time in which most of my peers dropped out of school for poverty. Yet I was fortunate to complete primary school with generous financial support from my mother, despite she having endured hardships and having been tortured by sickness over years. Then, I was admitted to secondary school for previously excellent school records. Since then, I knew I had to carry the dream - to change the fate of my family by my own efforts. This was exactly when tragedy caught me. Outstanding as I was in earning high grades, I went mad under a mountain of stress, and finally, I was sentenced for murdering my own sister. After being released from the jail, I once experienced a turbulent life - be discriminated, be spitted and be beaten. The pains caused by schizophrenia still haunted me from time to time, although my mentality had been under the control of psychoactive drugs. At that time, re-entering the society seemed difficult to me, either as a former inmate or mental patient, but I never failed to give up. It was my ceaseless self-improvement that saved myself from the quagmire in which I was plunged into and restored my values of being a contributor to my family and community. The day that I had been looking forward to building up my business came at long last, with mere 2,000 RMB as startup costs. Having experienced so many ups and downs, nowadays I manage to run my individual household with estimated revenue dozens of thousands per month, which has greatly improved the living conditions of my family, and protest for establishing a charity foundation to provide students from lower-income families in China with psychological guidance. Besides, I have ever published a scholarly work on the essence of human development and social transformation in the U.S. with Chinese edition, titled as the World to be saved and the World to be destroyed.
I am going to establish an institution which is specialized in helping poor children by raising some money. It focuses on mental health education freely.I beg you to support me and tell ten people about my story! Many thanks.
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