Three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Deborah’s award-winning short stories cover wide range of genres, from literary, mystery, magic realism and commercial fiction. All of her works delve into the psychological conflicts of her vivid characters. Locations for her stories take place where she has had the opportunity to visit first-hand, including: Cuba, Europe, New York, North Carolina, Arizona and Costa Rica.
To get a feel for Deborah’s writing style, below you will find four of her award-winning published short stories. Click on the separate TITLE links to go to the PDF version.
Forge Journal literary magazine nominated “Cuba Bound” for the Pushcart Prize. “Cuba Bound” appears in their Volume 2 Issue 1, printed fall 2008. Deborah wrote this story based on personal experiences during a scuba trip to Cuba.
“For Katie” is the Arizona Authors Association 2005 National Literary Contest First Place Winner. Published in the Arizona Literary Magazine‘s Fall 2005 issue. This literary journal nominated “For Katie” to the 2006 Pushcart Prize in the short fiction category.
Deborah’s first publishing credit is for the short story “Stella.” The piece is featured in “Medley of Murder,” Red Coyote Press’ collection of short stories. The mystery anthology is available from Red Coyote Press. RCP nominated STELLA to the 2007 Pushcart Prize in the short fiction category.