MEET DEBORAH EPPERSON
Born and raised in the Deep South, I grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement, integration, and Vietnam. I received a BS degree in biology and English in Texas, and later pursued post graduate work at Georgia Tech. After working in the scientific field for twenty years, I turned to writing fiction and nonfiction. My nonfiction and poetry have been published in newspapers and magazines locally and nationally.
What Inspires Me To Write?
Reading great books inspires me. Also, I’m inspired by the memory of a wonderful English teacher, Miss. Cashen, who instilled in me a love and an appreciation for books. She believed in the power of books to change lives, to change ideas, and to change the world we live in.
I want to tell stories that introduce the readers to imperfect characters who make choices, some good, some bad, which impacts their life and the lives of the people around them. I want to show characters that rise to the challenges of their life, and others who fail. Books that leave readers wondering what they would have done in the same situation. I especially enjoy writing stories and characters steeped in the lyrical traditions and mystical surroundings of the Deep South where I grew up.
My first novel, Breaking TWIG, is a coming-of-age novel set in rural Georgia in the late ‘60s and early 70’s. The eBook version has had over 250,000 downloads on Amazon, and it has been #1 in its genre numerous times. It is available in paperback and audiobook too. I’ve just finished a romantic suspense novel, Caddo Woman, which is set on the bayous of Caddo Lake in northwest Louisiana. It should be available in Sept., 2016. Next up is a sequel to Breaking TWIG.
A transplanted Texan, I live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana with my family. When not working on my next novel or article, I enjoy doing pet therapy work with my golden retriever and volunteering in animal rescue.
Contact Information: Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005OUJGNS
Website: http://www.deborahepperson.com/ Twitter: @DDEpperson
Nice intro, Debbie. I appreciate your nod to Miss Cashen. Teachers have influence just like writers! Karen