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Deborah Fruchey (Debralee Pagan)

Deborah Fruchey (Debralee Pagan)

Author's Bio

Deborah attempted her first novel at age 8. Her first novel (The Unwilling Heiress, Walker Co, 1987) was chosen as a Best Book by the American Bookseller's Association. She has also published a self-help book for the mentally ill (Is There Room For Me, Too?, CreateSpace, 2010) and a second comedy romance. She has been included in more than 10 poetry anthologies, and her first full length poetry collection, Armadillo, was released by Cyborg Productions in 2014.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Round-Shouldered Moon (Mel Thompson Publishing, 2004), Out of Context (Mel Thompson Publishing, 1994), An Army of One (Mel Thompson Publishing, 1992), The Unwilling Heiress (Walker Company, 1987)
Anthologies:
Windows & Skylights (Outskirts Press, 2010), Benicia Historical Museum: 2007 Love Poems (Benicia Samisdat Press, 2007), Yesterdays: 2nd Anthology of Benicia Poets (Bookworm Press (Rock and Feather Publications), 2007), Every First Tuesday: Benicia Poets Anthology (Bookworm Press, 2006), New American Underground Poetry, Vol 1 (Trafford Press, 2005)
Journals:
Berkeley Poets Co-op, Oxygen, Poetalk, Poetry San Francisco, Tule Review, Writer Advice
Prizes:
--First Place, Benicia Annual Love Poem Contest, 2009 --Full scholarship to a year-long 'Memory to Memoir' class, Laura Davis, 2009-2010 --Third Prize, Journey Category, Ina Coolbrith Annual Poetry Contest, 2011 --Full scholarship to Word Garden East writing workshop (2007-2012) --Third Prize, People Category, Bay Area Annual Poet's Dinner 2012 --Second Prize, Spaces & Places Category, Bay Area Annual Poet's Dinner 2012 --Second Prize, Benicia Annual Love Poetry Contest, 2013 --Second Prize + Honorable Mention, Benicia Annual Love Poetry Contest, 2014

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Tolkien Tanith Lee Robin McKinley Barbara Hambly Patricia McKillip Barbara Hazard J.K. Rowling Shirley Hazzard Arthur Conan Doyle Robin Hobb

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: August 5, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Celtic American, Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Born in:
Hawthorne, CA
Raised in:
Terra Linda, Marin County, CA

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