​ 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.

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. 

  "CROSSWINDS," my latest volume of poetry

has been published by Finishing Line Press 

November 2021 and is available now on Amazon!

 Cover Art designed by 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