Debra Benson


Debra lives in the Lone Star State of Texas. Writing has helped her become a better communicator and live a less stressful life. She writes bite-size fiction, poetry and non-fiction and hopes to one day write full time. She also teaches courses about the benefits of writing. She has raised three children two sons and one daughter who are now married. She is now experiencing the empty-nest syndrome.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I officially began writing in 2005 when I enrolled in a correspondence course 'Breaking Into Print' with Long Ridge Writers Group.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Houston, Texas. During this time, my mom would dictate to me a grocery list of items and then send me on a few miles of walking to Shoppers Fair up the street to pick up the groceries. I believe this was my first influence to write.
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Where to find Debra Benson online

Twitter: bensondebra


I Can I Will
Pre-release—available May 8, 2016. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,880. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Andrea’s life fell apart when she was laid off from a good paying job, but she found comfort in church, and then in the gentle arms of the Reverend. That would have been the perfect solution if he wasn’t already married to her best friend, one thing led to another and things just happened.
Tender Passion
Price: Free! Words: 490. Language: Spanish. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spanish Poetry
Se trata de dos poemas que reflejan en momentos en que su amante está ausente.
Sexy Yesterday
Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These are two love poems: Raymond is trying to persuade Kim to come back to him for them to be a couple again. Vivian is letting Sean know how much she desires him even as she boarded a flight to Texas.
The Alicia Series
Series: Alicia, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Alicia looks at the bright side of a bad situation and finds happiness.
The Alicia Series
Series: Alicia, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Alicia has to cope with disappointment after another candidate has been chosen; poems in Haiku.
Tender Poetry
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
These are two poems of a woman missing her husband while he is away.
The Bouquet of Life
Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
This is a book of short poems that reflects on unique moments in life as it dealt out secrets, sweetness, emergencies, and hope.

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a kiss    american poetry    beauty    california    choices and consequences    desire    family    flowers    food    future    haiku poems    halloween    hope    inspire    life    long distant love    love    love affairs    love moments    love poems    love relationships    men    motivation    music    mystery    party    passion    poems    poems of peace    poetry    romance    short poems    social    spider    strength    success    suspense    texas    twerking    vision    women    work   

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Smashwords book reviews by Debra Benson

  • ANTics on Dec. 30, 2012

    The ANTics is a an outstanding story with adventures of three ants, living in a garden with other crawly insects. They not only interact with insects of the garden but people (two legs) they call them. Insects threaten them in the garden. Two legs threaten them crossing the patio the "Forbidden QuadrAnt." The story is fun to read. The story has a lot of energy, I found my self oohing and awing at times because of the excitement unfolding. The book is written very descriptive, if pictures were added it would add to the effect.
  • Olivia's Secret Wish on March 10, 2015

    What a nice story indeed. I enjoyed the unfolding of it.