Hi, and welcome to my website! I'm Debra, a British Columbian writer who's spent most of her adult life studying crime and criminal behaviour.
For many years, I wrote on two separate amateur sleuth mysteries, one featuring public transit security cop Casey Holland; the other featuring former Canada Revenue Agency tax auditor, Alex Bellamy. These days I'm also working on novellas. One series features campus security guard Evan Dunstan (see below) and the other will be more Casey Holland stories.
I've also published more than one hundred short stories, personal essays, and articles. Some of the stories are mystery, but I've also written mainstream, humorous, and even a little horror now and then.
I'm a mom, wife, employee, avid reader, and Canucks hockey fan. As someone who studied classical ballet for eight years, I'm still a fan of all kinds of dance.
Assuming that you're as busy as I am these days, I've kept this site short and simple. Enjoy!
My first novella DEAD MAN FLOATING was released in September. Just click on the title to take you to any Kindle store. It's also available through:
Barnes & Noble
Here's the back cover blurb:
One wrong decision…
Security guard Evan Dunstan didn’t expect to find a body floating in a campus stream. An empty vodka bottle nearby suggests that the highly despised George Krenn, head of the plumbing department, had drunkenly fallen in. Refusing to let the death of a vile man ruin his romantic plans, Evan decides to leave the body for the next shift to find.
One friend in trouble…
When it’s discovered that Krenn was murdered, Evan has a lot of explaining to do. So does his friend Sully, Krenn’s least favourite student. Evan uses his hacking skills and campus knowledge to keep them both out of jail, but the investigation forces him to question Sully’s innocence.
One mystery to solve…
Uncovering the truth proves to be more than challenging. It may cost Evan his job, his friendship, and his woman. Will Evan find the killer, or will the killer find him first?