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About the Author

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Deborah L. Davitt was born at an Army hospital in Washington state, but spent the first twenty-two years of her life in Reno, Nevada.

She graduated first in her class from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1997 (under her maiden name, McRann), and took her BA in English Literature with a strong focus on medieval and Renaissance literature. In 1999, she received an MA in English from Penn State.

Since then, she has taught composition, rhetoric, and technical writing, and created technical documentation on topics ranging from nuclear submarines to NASA’s return to flight to computer hardware and software.

Her prize-winning poetry has garnered her Pushcart and Rhysling nominations, and has appeared in over fifty journals including Asimov's and Fantasy and Science Fiction; her short fiction has appeared in Analog and Galaxy’s Edge.


Her critically-acclaimed Edda-Earth novels are available through Amazon. She's also known for the well-received, 3.5 million word fanfic called Spirit of Redemption that exposed her to a global audience.


In 2019, her Elgin-nominated full-length poetry collection, The Gates of Never, was published by Finishing Line Press; in 2022 she self-published her second collection, Bounded by Eternity, which has been nominated for the Elgin as well. In 2023, her chapbook, From Voyages Unreturning was published by Aqueduct Press.

She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son.






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