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Media Kit


AUTHOR BIO:
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 more than 30 books have garnered multiple industry awards including the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Carol Award, Silver Angel from Excellence in Media, and have three times been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, shed light on the ravages of Alzheimer's disease. The novel inspired the highly acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title and continues to be a tool for Alzheimer's families and caregivers. Deborah is on faculty for several national writers' conferences and serves on the executive board of the 2600-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization. She and her husband, Ken Raney, recently traded small-town life in Kansas––the setting of many of Deb's novels––for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita. They often travel to teach at writers conferences across the country, and to visit their four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Visit Deb on the Web at www.deborahraney.com.

Suggested Introduction for speaking events:
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. Her newest series, The Chicory Inn Novels, are from Abingdon Press, Nashville. Deb has written more than 30 books and is thoroughly enjoying her career as a novelist. However, her first and most cherished calling is wife to Ken, her husband of more than 40 years, and mother to their four children. Ken and Deb love small-town life in Kansas and being "Papa and Mimi" to seven precious grandchildren who all live much too far away.

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