Deborah is a bit skeptical, but her parents assure her she talked at the precocious age of seven months --- and she's been telling stories ever since.
As a child, she devoured the entire canon of fellow Maritimer, L. M. Montgomery. (RILLA OF INGLESIDE and JANE OF LANTERN HILL are favorites). Her prize for winning an essay contest about a local heroine was a colorful volume of Churchill's HEROES OF HISTORY, which sparked her interest in the past.
During a decade spent tracing her Canadian family to their roots in Georgian-era Britain, Deborah uncovered enough fascinating true stories to fuel romance plots for years to come. After studying