About Debra

I’m passionate about helping other writers in their journey to publication because for over 15 years, fear and doubt about my abilities kept me from even trying to be a writer. I don’t want that to happen to others.

I began freelance writing in 2006. Prior to that I worked for Focus on the Family as a junior copywriter and account/project manager for their in-house ad agency. In 2010, I began freelance editing, and in June 2014, I became an editor for CrossRiver Media. My work with CrossRiver Media includes three award-winning books.

Freelance Editorial Credits:

  • That’s My God, by Cindi Lombardo, November 2016, IBG Publishing
  • Wilted Dandelions, by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield, CrossRiver Media, May 2015,  Awarded Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year 2016, Honorable Mention Eric Hoffer Book Award 2016
  • Seeking Sophie, by Melody Balthaser, CrossRiver Media, September 2014, editor
  • Yossel the Dreamer, by Dr. Joseph Friedman, September 2013, co-editor
  • Where Hope Starts, by Angela D. Meyer, CrossRiver Media, September 2013
  • This I Know, by Toby Holsinger, CrossRiver Media, October 2013, editor. Awarded Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year 2014. 
  • Editor and publisher of Glory and Strength, a webzine that ministered to those in crisis or healing from crisis (Mar 2009-Jan 2013).
  • Lifecapades: Revelations of GenerationsBooklocker, 2010, co-editor

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I am the mother of three adult children (each born in a different decade and different state) and two grandchildren. I am a Marine Corps veteran, widely traveled, and lived in Europe for four years. All my life experiences help me to be a better coach and editor so I can help you make your book the best it can be. 

I am a graduate of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Apprentice program and CLASSeminar, and am a member of the Christian PEN.

To learn more about how I can help you reach your dream of publication, visit my Prices page, which includes a contact form.