Deborah Malone has a degree in Human Services and worked in the field for several years before starting her writing career. Her first novel Death in Dahlonega, finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Category Five contest! Deborah was also nominated for 2012 and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year in Novel category. She was awarded the 2018 Georgia of the Year Award in Inspiration category. She has worked as a freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine "Georgia Backroads" since 2001. She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in "Tales of the Rails," edited by Olin Jackson, as well as the "Christian Communicator," and "Southern Writer's Magazine." She is a member of the Georgia Writer's Association, Advanced Writer's and Speaker's Association and the American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in the North Georgia mountains with her husband, Travis.