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 worked closely with law enforcement covering crime and courts in various TV markets, in Pocatello, Idaho; Tallahassee, Florida; and  in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of  The Green Balloon.