An award winning author, Debra's ongoing romance with wild and remote locales began at an early age and is reflected in her books. Born and raised in California, and drawn to the rugged Sierra Nevada mountain range like a fish to water, Debra was an accomplished outdoorswoman by the time she finished high school.
After earning a degree in geology, Debra went to work for British Petroleum as an exploration geologist, working in Alaska on arctic drilling projects. She loved the adventure, the travel, and the thrill of discovering oil. She kept journals during her years as a geologist and always knew that someday she'd write about her experiences.
Debra's life changed dramatically after she returned to school to earn her Master's Degree in Business Administration. She didn't return to geology or the oil industry, choosing instead to return to California and settle a stone's throw from her first love, the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
There she met her husband James, a native of Scotland, and adopted their dog, Seamus, a 160 lb. mastiff. Both provide inspiration for her writing. Together, the threesome spends weekends camping, fishing, hiking, and skiing.
Debra began her writing career in 1997 and, after winning the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award in 1998, sold her first book to Harlequin in early 1999. In what is fast becoming a trademark of her writing, Debra loves nothing better than to strand her heroes and heroines in rugged, often dangerous settings, then let nature take its course!
Debra invites you to write to her in care of Harlequin Readers Service, P.O. Box 1325, Buffalo, NY 14269.