DEBORAH RANEY dreamed of writing a book since the summer she read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books and discovered that a Kansas farm girl could, indeed, grow up to be a writer. Her almost forty books have garnered multiple industry awards including the RITA® Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, Carol Award, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, shed light on the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and inspired the highly acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title.
Deborah is on faculty for several national writers’ conferences and serves on the executive board of the 2500-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization. She is a transplant to Southeast Missouri with her husband, Ken Raney, having moved from their native Kansas to be closer to kids and grandkids. They love road trips, Friday garage sale dates, and breakfast on the screened porch overlooking their wooded backyard. Visit Deb on the Web at www.deborahraney.com.
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Deborah Raney is probably best known for her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, the inspiration for the award-winning film of the same title from World Wide Pictures. She has written for imprints of Random House, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins, among others. The third book in her new Chandler Sisters Novels series released from Kregel Publishing in Fall 2020 and Deb’s first indie release, Bridges, is new from Raney Day Press in January 2021. Deb has written more than 40 books and is thoroughly enjoying her career as a novelist and freelance editor. However, her first and most cherished calling is wife to Ken, mother to their four children, and “Mimi” to ten precious grandchildren. Native Kansans, Ken and Deb are transplants to Southeast Missouri where both of their daughters’ families live.
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