​ Awards, Reviews, and News/Magazine articles:


AUDIOBOOK RELEASED!!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

HILLS of HOME, my memoir about growing up in Appalachia, has been released as an AUDIOBOOK in October 2018, narrated by the author, and is now available:

Download: at Audible as well as Amazon and iTunes.

Audiobook on CD: at Our-WV.com

Email: poet@debbierichard.com

Praise for Hills of Home:
"I think the book is a valuable detailed and most honest documentation of a part of Appalachia that has not been celebrated so well until now." (Earl Hamner, Jr., best-selling author of Spencer's Mountain and creator of the beloved The Waltons television series)


​​ Debbie met with Stevan & Adelaide Nikolic of Adelaide Books

 of NEW YORK on May 30, 2019 to sign copies of PIVOT at

Book Expo America in NYC. 




  ​Other News

 My new collection of poetry, "CROSSWINDS," has been accepted for publication by 

Finishing Line Press and Pre-order sales begin July - September 2021!

Gorgeous Cover Art designed by the fabulously talented Aska's Atelier! 


  • "Ode to Earl Hamner" published in the print editon of the Nelson County Times and their online version The News & Advance
  • Poems "Unrestrained" and "Grandmother's Vines"published in the Summer issue of Halcyon Magazine