Debbie Mumford


Debbie Mumford specializes in the unknown —fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction. Author of the popular “Sorcha’s Children” series, Debbie loves mythology and is especially fond of Celtic and Native American lore. She writes about dragons, thunderbirds and time-traveling lovers for adults as herself and for tweens and young adults as Deb Logan. Visit to learn more.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Oh! I have SO many favorite authors.

Classic writers: Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, JRR Tolkien, Anne McCaffrey, Frank Herbert.

Contemporary authors: George RR Martin, Jim Butcher, Diana Gabaldon, Nora Roberts and her alter-ego JD Robb.

And those are just the names I think of off-hand!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I absolutely adore my iPad Mini!
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Where to find Debbie Mumford online


Ice Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Coming of age
When a freak ice storm hits Portland, Oregon, Kara discovers her invalid uncle has been injured in a fall. Can she keep him warm and safe until the city’s overworked emergency services can come to their rescue?
To Protect a Princess
Series: Witchling. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In her role as King’s Wizard, Kaitlyn is charged with protecting King Lorien’s eldest daughter, Princess Melisande as she journeys to wed a foreign king. Upon their arrival, Kaitlyn discovers that the young king has been enthralled by his counselor, a powerful wizard. When her duties conflict, will she witness the marriage her king has arranged, or will she protect her princess?
Tales of Disastrous Deeds
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Take a journey into the realm of disaster with this collection of 5 short stories. You’ll discover a thrilling tale of an ill-conceived heist, a flash tale of natural disaster, a moving story of a young man’s desperate struggle to survive in the wilderness, a short a short tale of humanity’s quest to avoid annihilation, and a Sci-Fi tale of personal loss and ultimate triumph.
Seventh: The Samhain Dilemma
Series: Gus and Ghost. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,560. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Halloween is coming and Detective Gus Collier and his ghostly partner Sarah Allen receive an early scare when Sarah’s imprisoned murderer sends word to Gus that something truly evil will happen on the spooky holiday. Will the crime-fighting duo manage to find other seventh-sevenths to stand with them to prevent a hellish invasion? Time is running out and only Gus and Ghost can save the day!
Reality Bites!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Ethan Riley earned a summer internship in Yellowstone National Park, he thought he’d won the world’s best lottery, but that was before he met the girl of his dreams, Jenny Leigh. Jenny’s family had lived and worked in Yellowstone for generations, and the beautiful and fascinating young woman knew all its secrets. Including a few that might just be the death of Ethan!
Series: Gus and Ghost. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Detective Gus Collier has seen a lot of corpses, but he’s never had one open its eyes, grab his wrist, and speak to him. But that’s exactly what happens when he’s called to investigate a murder on the morning of his twenty-eighth birthday. Twenty-eight. Seven quadrupled. Gus is the seventh son of a seventh son, but he’s always considered it just an accident of birth--until today.
Tales of the Unexpected
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Discover an entrancing tale of the fantasy life cycle of a giant redwood (“Needle-Green”), a flash piece about a mean spirited bully (“Life’s a Bitch”), a moving story of a man’s desperate fight to save his identical twin (“The Tie That Binds”), a flash tale that will take us to the stars (“Stargazer”), and a steampunk story of a young woman’s strange compulsion (“To Dream of Flying”).
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Needle-Green, a redwood dryad who has made the leap from growing sprout to intelligent being, embarks on a journey to find the perfect place to put down permanent roots. Preferably far from the reach of interfering humans. Does such a sheltered refuge exist? Needle-Green hopes to discover that it does before s/he becomes too tall to walk the earth in anonymity.
Tales of Bygone Days
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From the struggle for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the late 19th century to an account of the Cherokee Removal in the late 1830s and ending with a time-travel romance in 15th century Scotland, this collection of three short stories and one novella will take you on a journey through history.
The Trail Where We Cried
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A Cherokee maiden narrates her experiences on the Trail of Tears, of being torn from her home in Georgia in the spring of 1838 and force-marched to Tahlequah in the Indian Territory – which would later become the State of Oklahoma.
Deep Dreaming
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Meredith has vivid dreams … of drowning in deep blue water, but she’s not unduly worried since she lives in St. Louis. When her father announces that he has accepted a prestigious position in Bermuda, she begins to wonder if her dreams have been precognitive. What will happen when she finds herself living on the edge of the deep?
New Year
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A mother’s agonizing attempt to come to terms with the death of her beloved daughter turns to excitement as she realizes her adult child has solved the riddle of time travel.
Seeing Red
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Katie O’Malley needs to feel safe and welcomed somewhere in the world, but Evan Flynn’s pub—with its unusual inhabitants—is the last place she expects to find refuge.
The Solitary Sorceress
Series: Witchling, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
It’s been ten years since the Firestone turned Kaitlyn into a sorceress to be reckoned with. Since that fateful day, she’s been in seclusion, mastering herself as well as the artifact. But now her mentor and friend, Aelfric, has died and King Lorien has called her to court to take her place as the King’s Magician. Is she ready? Only time will tell.
Series: Witchling, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Kaitlyn, a young apprentice witch, dreams of saving her people from a dangerous dark wizard. Knowing herself to be untrained, she nevertheless summons a powerful magical relic, expecting her master to accept her offering and become the hero of their land. Unfortunately, she’s forgotten to consider the price the magic will exact.
Sisters in Suffrage
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nineteen-year-old Emily Tuttle defies her father and travels to Washington, D.C. to join her idol, Alice Paul, in the fight for women’s suffrage. With high hopes, she joins Ms. Paul’s “Silent Sentinels” only to discover that her expectations of easy victory have been naïve. Will Emily and her sisters in suffrage gain the right for women to vote?
Incident on the High Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Pinkerton Agent Tom Easton guards the High Line, the narrow gauge railroad connecting the mining towns of the Colorado Rockies. When an unescorted young woman is taken hostage in an attempted train robbery, Tom’s skill is tested. Can he protect the young woman, save the payroll, and arrest the robbers, or will the bad guys win the day?
To Dream of Flying
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Amelia Penfield dreams of flying, but not in one of the famous airships. No, Amelia dreams of standing on a cliff overlooking an ocean and transforming from a woman into a great bird. Her dreams are so real, so all consuming, that her father fears she will ascend the tallest building and throw herself into the sky. Can father and daughter solve the riddle of this inexplicable compulsion?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2016 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Brett D’Agostino has always been a solid citizen, as far from a gambler as a man could get, and yet he’s about to risk everything he owns on the spin of a roulette wheel. When the ball drops, he’ll either be able to book passage to Arcturus Prime, or he’ll be penniless, his family homeless. What has driven him to this desperate gamble?
Silver-Tipped Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Lost in the wilderness. Separated from his cousin and uncle. Faced with a hungry grizzly bear. Can he possibly survive?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Apprentice Alchemist Wyot is an astrologer of the third rank. He dreams of becoming an astromancer, one of the elite few who move starships between the known planets, but knows he lacks the innate magical talent required to fulfill his lofty ambition. When the Thrice Great commands his presence, Wyot has no idea what to expect from the leader of the legendary Emerald Enclave.
Tales of Tomorrow
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
From science fiction to the edge of fantasy, this collection of five short stories includes, two “right around the corner” tales (“Wakinyan’s Valley” and “Beneath and Beyond”), one far flung space odyssey (“Astromancer”), and two stories of future families (“Izzie” and “Spinning”).
Dragons’ Flight
Series: Sorcha's Children, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,070. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Dragon-shifter Brandubh travels to Glengorm's court to discover if his destiny lies in the human realm, but his visit is marred by the news that dragons have destroyed a human village. King Leofric charges the young shifter with seeking out and subduing the renegades, but the stakes increase when Brandubh meets a fascinating female dragon ... who considers humans vermin to be exterminated.
Love in a Flash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A collection of romantic Flash fiction stories—complete tales told in less than a thousand words. Each of these seven jewels presents the exhilaration of budding romance. Experience the thrill of discovery with Love in a Flash!
Her Highland Laird
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Cat Logan, a young American with a recent degree in medieval literature, travels to Scotland to discover her roots. She finds more than she bargained for when a mysterious silver casket (rumored to hold the desiccated heart of a long dead Scottish laird) transports her back in time to the 1400s and the man whose heart she holds in her hands. Note: This novella is intended for mature readers.
Second Sight
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 49,540. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jenny Murdoch has spent years repressing a potent psychic talent -- a tiger which stalks her mind. Will she embrace her tiger in time to save the life of the man she loves? Note: This novel is intended for mature readers.
Dragons’ Choice
Series: Sorcha's Children, Book 1. Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 49,980. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
An unimaginable love between a human sorceress and a dragon lord has created a new race of beings. Neither wholly dragon nor fully human, Sorcha's children shapeshift at will. The six fledglings have been raised as dragons, but the time has come to explore their human heritage. Aislinn and Taran are the first to leave the ice aerie for the world of men.
Sorcha's Heart
Series: Sorcha's Children. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 23,310. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A legendary relic, a dragon-wrought amulet, the Heart of Fire may be the salvation of her people, and Sorcha is willing to pay any price to obtain it, but when she discovers the price is the loss of her humanity, she learns caution too late. Only a hero can save her now, but he isn't human.
Beneath and Beyond
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Archaeologist Erin Carstedter is a no-nonsense kind of gal. If something can't be defined by scientific method, it doesn't exist. Erin's beliefs are about to be tested by a ruin beneath the polar ice cap. What Erin discovers in those icy depths will challenge her thinking...and change the world.
The Tie That Binds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Twin brothers Cameron and Kyle McClellan have always shared a psychic bond. Though the adult men lead very different lives, when career military officer Kyle is wounded in Iraq, Cameron's ability to decipher their unique link may mean the difference between his brother's life or death.
Red's Magick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A collection of romantic short stories chronicling the adventures of an amorous faery imprisoned in a pane of ancient Irish glass. The realm of Tuatha de Danaan may be free of Red’s magicks, but the humans who come in contact with his glass prison find themselves in extremely compromising situations. These stories are for mature readers due to adult content.
Wakinyan's Valley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by WDM Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A "right-around-the-corner" tale set in a post-apocalyptic world. Mark Whitehorse and his friends search for a safe haven where they can raise their families. When they stumble across a hidden valley, they believe their search is over. But the valley is already inhabited. Will the band of survivors find refuge...or something else entirely?

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