About the founder

Debra Des Vignes is the founder of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop. As a former TV news reporter, Debra got her start at ABC-7 in Los Angeles, California, and then embarked on a decade-long career as a journalist. She was embedded with law enforcement covering crime and courts in various TV markets, including KPVI in Pocatello, Idaho, and NBC-13 in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of two books, Sunday Sweet Sunday and The Green Balloon.

Additionally, her work has appeared  in Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged and Writing Rhetoric, The Manifest Station, and Black Horse Review.