Debby excels at creative and informative nonfiction–anything soulful, all things momentous. More specifically:

  • memoirs
  • human interest
  • wellness
  • public awareness

She is most passionate about writing assignments/projects regarding holistic health and wellness, community improvement, family matters, and body image. And she loves to highlight people and businesses that exemplify momentous living—those with significant stories that positively impact the greater good.

Her inquisitive nature and empathic sense get to the heart of questions like: Who is this person/company? What is it about them that is so unique? Why should anyone care about this story?

She also loves to write informative pieces that increase pubic awareness of important issues, as she believes education empowers. For instance, Candy Lightner, founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), used her voice in the ’80s to create positive change regarding driving under the influence. Debby can easily sink her teeth into these types of assignments.

As she likes to say, “I find the heartbeat, then I put words to it.”


“I first met Debby when she hosted a block party. She said she had heard that I weave and would like to see my loom. Eventually she came over and we chatted for less than an hour. She noticed a T-shirt hanging up that said, ‘You Are Enough.’ I told her about times when I did not feel like I was enough. It was an easy, comfortable visit.

“As Debby was leaving, she asked if I would mind if she wrote my story. Confused, I said, ‘I didn’t know I had a story.’ But then I agreed. Within an hour Debby emailed a story. It amazed me that she had not taken notes, or asked a lot of questions, just observed. After reading the story, my son said, ‘Mom, people who have known you all your life do not know you like she did.’”

—Doris Tomljenovich
(Press the sample button to read Doris’ story.)

General Rates

Debby charges per a project and within reasonable industry standards, either per word, per hour, or per project. To discuss your nonfiction writing needs, please contact Debby.

Tell someone, “Thank you for being you.”

Do you have a loved one whose story needs preserving? If so, then why not capture their essence with a “thank you for being you” short-story gift? Stories could highlight a main event or happening, overall spirit, or a specific tale. All stories will include a list of descriptives. For example…

A woman of strength and courage. Patient and kind. Smiling and loving state of mind. Doting, funny, fully a grandmother. Intelligent. Beautiful. Astute and wise. Worthy woman. Always alive.

Rate: $250 for short-story memoir (500-1,000 words) with list of descriptives. Includes one-hour interview and final editing.

“Thank you for being you,” Gift Certificate