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.
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.
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.