Deborah Krider


Greetings ~
Thanks for visiting my Smashwords bio page. A lifelong love of books lead me (as most authors) to writing. I'm not ashamed to admit I use reading and writing as an escape from reality. The constant chaos moving around out there can't reach me when I'm immersed in books and writing.
Although I’ve always felt partial to reading and writing horror I really wanted to give my drama, Even In Stillness There Is Rhythm a shot. It was an opportunity to really work on character development, which for me is the most important facet of a story. I really like my characters in that story. Especially Johnny. He was a labor of love. How could I write about a man who is kind and sensitive, yet still a strong masculine figure? I think I pulled it off okay. You can read 40% of my novel for free on this site, and please check out my other stories, My Sister Shelby story about a young girl in the lazy summer of 1976, and Vamp.0, another version of the old legend.

Blessings and all the best

The beauty in our hearts, transforms the world around us ~ Red Bear

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The Toothfairy Comes A Knockin'
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A quick little tale about a sadistic dentist whose time has come to pay the piper.
Price: Free! Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Two couples become lost in the woods when their relaxing boat excursion comes to an abrupt end after their Bayliner runs aground. Their situation worsens when they realize they are not alone. Something is after them. And as day makes way for night, and the terror of their surroundings makes itself known, it becomes a fight for their very lives.
Price: Free! Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Vampire tales are always being revisited, taking on many different angles and shapes. Vamp.0 is another version of the old legend. Told with slight humor, our players include a Gothic bloodsucker, a clumsy loner, and a rotten bully. What a combo!
My Sister Shelby
Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In the lazy summer of 1976 one girl finds her true spirit and calling that would last her lifetime.
Even In Stillness There Is Rhythm
Price: Free! Words: 74,940. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
As Julie Silvers grapples with the grief of her mother taken too soon, she finds a friend in Johnny Salinas who guides her out of her darkness. Their relationship intensifies. But it’s a fire Johnny’s jealous ex-girlfriend is determined to extinguish – at any cost. Even In Stillness There Is Rhythm is a tender story about friendship, love and making peace with the past.

Deborah Krider’s tag cloud

1976    animals    blood    bloodsucker    bully    contemporary romance    creature    dentist    earth spirit    fatal attraction    forgiveness    friendship    horror    horse    loner    love    minneapolis    minnesota    payback    romance    sadistic    summer    vampire    woods   

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Smashwords book reviews by Deborah Krider

  • Odd Whitefeather on May 13, 2010
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    A fun read that moves along at a great pace. There are many great aspects of this story, but my favorite is the animals that come to aid our protagonist. Very cool!
  • The Zodiac Bar and Grill on May 26, 2010

    Written with an Outer Limits-like feel, this story is wonderfully strange. It's well written, and the characters are sharply defined. When I finished, I wanted to take Bob out for a drink . . . as long as it wouldn't be at the Zodiac. Fun story!
  • Sissy the Vampire Hummingbird Slayer on June 17, 2010

    A very funny story! Flying chaos! I’ll never look at hummingbirds the same way. Our unconventional heroine, Sissy comes up with hilarious ways and weapons against the flying bloodsuckers. And Sal, the crazy cripple, adds a tremendously funny dimension to the story! Sissy the Vampire Hummingbird Slayer is a unique and very entertaining story.