Debra Benson studied writing under Long Ridge Writers Group program, which she completed in 2007 and 2010. Aside from writing, she also spends her free time in gardening and listening to music. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her three children, five grandchildren, and the love of her life.
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.
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.
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.