Debra K. Maher


Debra K. Maher is a child of the American Midwest. Surrounded by books from an early age, it's only natural that she became both a reader and a writer. She is mother to three unique grown sons and mother-in-law to an amazing daughter-in-law. A few years ago, after her husband and soulmate of 38 years passed away, she retired from her job as an administrative secretary and returned to her home state of Wisconsin. There she spends her free time re-decorating her "new" 1960 Cape Cod, researching genealogy, and exploring the magic world of storytelling.

Her work has won many Romance Writer of America Chapter contests.

Follow her writer's journey on Stringing Beads at, or write her at .

(Profile photo by Marti Corn Photography).

Where to find Debra K. Maher online


Stringing Beads - A Young Mother's Musings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Breast Feeding, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
A mother's love endures. This small collection of essays embraces the treasured moments and laments the challenging ones during the author's early years as a stay-at-home mother of three. Read them and recall the precious times when your own children were babes in arms.
Stringing Beads - Musings of a Romance Writer
Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 1 review)
Why do writers write? What brings a character to life? Here are thirty-eight heartfelt, cupcake-size essays from the writer of the popular Stringing Beads blog about a romance writer's journey. Homespun incidents from everyday events. Titles include Glamour Girl, A Writer's Valentine, Hylda, and others. Inspiring for writers. Appealing to readers who wonder about the writing process.

Smashwords book reviews by Debra K. Maher

  • Guest Ranch on July 30, 2011

    Enjoyable short story. It made me feel like I sitting outdoors as a western barbecue! Look forward to reading more.