About Me

Deborah was born in upstate New York, and graduated with a degree in Secondary Education, with a Social Studies teaching certificate, from the State University of New York, College at Oswego.

My Backyard is pretty special.
My Backyard is pretty special.

She moved to the Northwest in 1989. When her children were young, she was invited to write a column for a small local newspaper. Her column, “Kids in the Country” ran for nearly a year in the weekly paper. Having experienced the euphoria of writing and getting a response from her readers, Deborah expanded her horizons. She experimented with poetry and short stories, joined several writing groups, read voraciously about writing, and started her first novel. She joined Romance Writers of America, and became an officer, then editor of the chapter newsletter for three years.

 

In 2000, the heroine of her book, Beneath A Silver Moon, won the Heart of Denver Molly award for “most unsinkable heroine”.  In the summer of 2001, Deborah entered her manuscript in a contest sponsored by Dorchester publishing and Romantic Times magazine. Dorchester decided to publish all three of the books that finaled in the contest and, Beneath a Silver Moon was published by Leisure Books in 2002. Here second book, Promise Me, was published in 2004.

My first published book
My first published book

 

She also publishes fantasy, steampunk and paranormal romance as Sibelle Stone including: Whistle Down the Wind, Prudence and the Professor, Heart of Ice and the novella, Dream Dance. She has published a short story, No Ordinary Love.

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Deborah is employed as the Public Programming Coordinator by one of the largest library systems in the country. She is responsible for developing programs for children, teens and adults in the forty-eight libraries in King County, near Seattle, WA.

Deborah lives in the Northwest, in the town that serves  as the backdrop for the “Twin Peaks” television show. She’s been married for a very long time to her wonderful husband and has two grown sons and two beautiful granddaughters.

Author Sibelle Stone enjoys dressing up and wearing hats.
Author Sibelle Stone enjoys dressing up and wearing hats.