Debra was born in London and grew up in NYC. She studied art in high school, majored in anthropology in college, and became an archaeologist. Seeking adventure, Debra lived on a small island in Micronesia for four years where she began to write travel and human interest articles that were published in Pacific area magazines and newspapers. During that time she also worked with the local historical preservation society to promote the island’s stone ruins and museum.
Debra has traveled all over the world and has visited over 50 countries and all seven continents. She wrote travel articles and published a travel zine while raising two daughters in southern New Hampshire.
When not writing, Debra creates art from natural objects and is a juried member of the NH Art Association. Her work is displayed and sold in local galleries.
She lives on the seacoast of New Hampshire and she still loves to travel.