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My name is  Deborah Short, based in sunny California. As a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, my passion lies in supporting children with disabilities, helping them become confident communicators and equipping them with vital social skills for their journey ahead. Beyond my rewarding work, I often explore scenic hiking trails or enjoy precious moments with my beloved dog, cherished family, and dear friends. I also enjoy reading, watching, and writing mysteries. 

My Story

Welcome to the world of San Dalville, a crime series that has been a labor of love spanning many years. It has been an incredible journey to share my experiences with my cherished family, friends, and above all, my readers. I have always been drawn to suspense thrillers and the art of weaving unexpected twists into my narratives. Beyond writing, my heart has a special place for animals, particularly dogs. Over the years, my Dalmatians have been constant companions, bringing immense joy and helping me manage the anxieties life can bring. The San Dalville series not only tells thrilling tales but also supports a cause close to my heart – helping dogs in need. At its core, the series revolves around Sky Cigoni and her unconventional crime-solving team, the Eclectic Eccentrics (or the EE's). Together with her trusted confidante Emma (a tribute to Ruby), they tackle mysteries and bring justice to their community. Personally, I am happily married with a grown daughter, residing in the vibrant SF Bay Area. As the youngest of ten siblings, family has always been central to my life. One of the most fulfilling aspects of writing the San Dalville series is that the protagonist, Sky, is inspired by my own life experiences, albeit with a touch of added pizzazz. Thank you for joining me on this literary journey. Your support means the world to me, and I look forward to continuing to share stories that resonate with kindness, integrity, and a passion for thrilling storytelling.

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