DEBORAH C. WILDING 

                  Historical Fiction Author and Golden Heart Finalist

Meet Deborah

     Deborah C. Wilding is the First Place winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, and Finalist for the RWA 2014 Golden Heart Award. Mixing glittering 1940s detail, emotion, and courage, her novel, Then I Met You, immerses readers in a world of other times, distant places. "When I learned that a WWII Japanese POW camp had been located near my neighborhood, I asked myself, 'What if...?' And took it from there." Deborah can't remember when she hasn't been writing--beginning with winning her first short story award in Sixth Grade. "I was writing dog stories, in those days!"

     After studying literature and earning graduate degrees in library science and communication she worked in corporate communications before turning her hand to fiction again. "I've written numerous articles on historic preservation and the environment, but I've found that the most fun of all is weaving actual historical events into the lives of my strong-willed fictional characters."

     Deborah spent a decade writing in Malaysia and India before returning to Hawaii. "When I'm not writing, I spend all my time outdoors--horseback riding, gardening, and hiking with my dogs."