Debrah Strait


Debrah Strait began her storytelling career during a rural Ohio childhood, making up tales to put herself to sleep at night, to keep herself awake at school, and to make cleaning horse stalls go faster. After graduating from college with a teaching certificate she went to work in a bank, then spent several years writing real estate advertising copy. Later, she drove off to Hollywood where she won cash and prizes on the game show "Tic Tac Dough' and collected many fine anecdotes to repeat at cocktail parties. She also learned another form of storytelling by typing movie and television scripts for five years.

From Los Angeles, Debrah moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where she tried to sell cemetery plots, but didn't, despite the huge pool of potential customers. She did, however, finish her first novel, THE SWEET TRADE, as well as publish interviews and real estate articles in local papers. Then a vehicle ran her down in a crosswalk. Figuring it would be safer to recover from the injuries in a small, quiet town, she moved to Bisbee, Arizona, where killer bees attacked her. Still, she managed to finish a middle-grade novel, THE DRAGON'S GOLD. She also published a collection of very short stories, FLASH OF THE PEN. She's currently working on a sequel to her pirate tale, THE SWEET TRADE, a memoir, and more short stories.

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Notes From Bisbee.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,560. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Here in Southeastern Arizona, Tombstone is called the town too tough to die. Bisbee, on the other hand, is known as the town too high to care. That description might refer to the mile high altitude. Every year I’ve written a newsletter to family and friends about the wonders of Bisbee. The letters are all here, just as I sent them out. I hope you enjoy them.
Flash of the Pen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This collection of short-short fiction ranges from the tale of a child lost at the zoo to that of a woman hearing footsteps as she walks through a tunnel. Told in a variety of voices, these stories are humorous or poignant or salacious. And definitely short.
The Dragon's Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,860. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Long ago, in the time of dragons, there lived a knight in rusty armor, a dragon with a bad cough, and a damsel in distress who didn’t want to be rescued...
The Sweet Trade
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 120,270. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A boy of the land becomes a man of the sea in The Sweet Trade: A Pirate’s Tale. In the seventeenth century the clash of European empires engulfs eleven year old Dirk van Cortlandt when Spaniards raid his Caribbean island home and kill his family. He leads a gang of friends in a daring escape in a canoe, and thus begins his journey into the First Golden Age of Piracy.

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