Prior to her prison writing work, Debra had a 10-year career as a journalist in Television News getting her start at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, California before traveling across the country working at various TV stations covering crime. Creative writing is her passion, especially “micro” flash fiction. She has served in various leadership communications roles for several nonprofit organizations across the country and her story pitches have garnered national media attention in U.S. World & News Report, CNN, Miami Herald, The Washington Times, and more. With a B.A. in Political Science from California State University Northridge, her academic focus was on international politics and public law with an emphasis on journalism.
She has been published in Common Hope blog, Spirit and Place Festival blog, and also featured in B-Metro Magazine.