Deborah K. Frontiera


Deborah Frontiera grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She began her teaching career in Houston ISD in 1985 and was chosen for Houston I.S.D.’s Project A.C.C.E.S.S. writing curriculum in 1988. Twice during her teaching career, she was named Teacher of the Year by her colleagues. Her fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier, was first printed in the fall of 2000. A second edition was released in the fall of 2004. Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: The First Adventure, released in the fall of 2004, was an Honor book for the Texas State Reading Association’s Golden Spur Award in 2005. The second in the series, Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Visit with Canis Lupis, won the North Texas Book Festival’s award for a children's book in 2007. The third in the series, Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: A Night with Echo, came out in Dec. 2007. All three of these, and a fourth title, Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: When Earth Grows Warmer, are now available as “apps” for iPad, iTouch, etc., through Pic Pocket Books. A middle grade historical fiction novel, Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy received First Place for historical fiction in the Purple Dragonfly Awards given by the Arizona Authors Association in conjunction with Five Star Publications. A new book, adult nonfiction this time, Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Services Charges, is set for release in January 2012. Her poems and articles have appeared in a variety of publications. She retired from teaching in Houston ISD in 2008 and now teaches part time for Houston’s Writers In The Schools program. Because her books and experience are varied, she is able to address school audiences from pre-school through high school as well as adults. Visit her website at:

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's the greatest thing to hold that "book baby" in your hands after years of effort--book "pregnancies" are much longer than the "usual" 9 months! Another great joy is having someone who read your book contact you to say how much they enjoyed it, or learned from it. That makes all the work worth it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans give me a reason to go on in the crazy business of book writing. Fans and their comments make the frustrations go away. A comment from a fan can make all my "rejections" disappear for a while.
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Where to find Deborah K. Frontiera online


Fighting CPS Guilty Until Proven Innocent of Child Protective Services' Charges
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,960. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse
An in-depth story about one family's ordeal with the Texas Child Protective Services department after a false allegation of child abuse.

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