About Deborah

Mission

A storyteller giving readers courage, confidence, and self-esteem in understanding the emotions and behavior of others.

On July 4, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Deborah McTiernan was born into a family of avid readers.  At the age of 4, she spent hours in her grandmother’s attic typing on the portable, baby-blue Smith-Corona typewriter she’d discovered in an old steamer trunk.  While pretending to write exciting stories of magical heroes and heroines, the keys of that typewriter ignited her imagination.
 
Her family was transferred from the East Coast to the Midwest.  They eventually left the city and settled in the small rural community of Orion, Illinois (thinly disguised as Archer’s Bow, Illinois in her story, “Lilly Noble & Actual Magic”).  It was while living in Orion, Deborah became a life long fan of fairy tales, myth, and magic.  Summers off from school gave her plenty of time to haunt the town library, read her favorite stories on the front porch, and hone her skills as a storyteller.
 
Deborah’s story, “Lilly Noble & Actual Magic” is a pleasant twist to the beloved and enduring fairy tale genre, and in the hands of this author, this might just be the beginning.
 
Deborah lives in Arizona.
 
Deborah’s Favorites/Least Favorites
Favorite color:  Orange
Favorite holiday:  Halloween
Favorite sound:  Thunderstorm
Least favorite sound:  Cat yacking up a hairball
Favorite place to write:  On a beach, in my bathing suit, under an umbrella, covered with sunblock
Favorite candy:  Skittles, I eat them by color, the yellow ones first
Favorite food:  Cold turkey sandwich with mayo and lettuce, for lunch the day after Thanksgiving.
Favorite Christmas song to sing:  Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
Favorite Christmas song to listen to:  Silent Night
Favorite fashion statement:  Bunny slippers.  People who wear them are just plain cool.
Least favorite thing to do:  Go shopping for anything.  This is why I absolutely love Amazon.com
Favorite thing to do on a stormy day:  Read a book in front of a crackling fireplace
Favorite character in her story:  Lilly Noble, she’s my hero.
Least favorite character in her story:  I don’t have one.  I love all of them.

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On July 4, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Deborah McTiernan was born into a family of avid readers.  At the age of 4, she spent hours in her grandmother’s attic typing on the portable, baby-blue Smith-Corona typewriter she’d discovered in an old steamer trunk.  While pretending to write exciting stories of magical heroes and heroines, the keys of that typewriter ignited her imagination.
 
Her family was transferred from the East Coast to the Midwest.  They eventually left the city and settled in the small rural community of Orion, Illinois (thinly disguised as Archer’s Bow, Illinois in her story, “Lilly Noble & Actual Magic”).  It was while living in Orion, Deborah became a life long fan of fairy tales, myth, and magic.  Summers off from school gave her plenty of time to haunt the town library, read her favorite stories on the front porch, and hone her skills as a storyteller.
 
 

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