Deb Kinnard started writing at age ten, frustrated because there was no preteen girl with a horse on “Bonanza.” From there she progressed to short stories and really bad poetry.
In college, she gained two degrees in health care and spent time observing hippies, basketball stars, el-ed majors and other strange species. While raising two active girls and cherishing a husband, she's enjoyed a career that has encompassed Spanish translation, volunteer work at a crisis line, years in assorted ERs that don’t resemble the one on TV, and a day job at a big Chicago teaching hospital.
She’s a member of RWA and of "Court and Country," a group of singers of early music. In 2002 and 2003, she sold her first and second novels, Powerline and Oakwood to Treble Heart Books. Angel With a Ray Gun was released in May 2009, Angel with a Back Hoe released in October 2009, Damages in April 2010, Aloha, My Love in November 2010, and the "Faith Box" series (Peaceweaver, The Healing Tree, and When the Roses Bloomed), all from Desert Breeze Publishing.
Seasons in the Mist, an April 2010 release from Sheaf House, won the 2010 Grace Award in Speculative Fiction.
In 2013, Deb began exploring independent publishing. Her first two titles in the “City Lights” series were released in 2013 and 2014 (Love Only Knows and Falling Slowly). Look for a third novel in this contemporary series in early 2015 (A Home for the Heart).
She's still working on both medieval and contemporary romances, as well as a speculative-fic/romance mashup, so keep an eye peeled for still more news.
When Deb’s not at the computer writing, she keeps busy with reading, playing the guitar, and needlework. She loves to travel and meet new people, some of whom turn up later in her stories. So if you meet a short-round woman with a light in her eye…