More About Me

I have been writing science fiction and fantasy professionally since 1982, served as Secretary of Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers of America, and have taught writing and led writer's workshops. I'm a member of SFWA and the online writers' collective, Book View Cafe, where you can find multi-format ebooks of my novels and short stories.

As Deborah Wheeler, I wrote 2 science fiction novels, Jaydium and Northlight, as well as short stories in Asimov's, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sisters of the Night, Star Wars: Ta;es From Jabba's Palace, Realms Of Fantasy, and almost all of the Sword & Sorceress and Darkover anthologies. My most recent projects -- under my birth name, Ross -- include Darkover novels with the late Marion Zimmer Bradley (the most recent being The Children of Kings, March 2013): and an original fantasy series, The Seven-Petaled Shield, the first volume of which is coming out in June 2013. I made my editorial debut in 2008 with Lace and Blade and then The Feathered Edge: Tales of Magic, Love, and Daring. Two of my short stories ("Mother Africa" in Asimov's 1997 and "The Price of Silence" in F & SF 2009) were awarded Honorable Mention in Year's Best SF.

In between writing, I've lived in France, worked as a medical assistant to a cardiologist, revived an elementary school library, studied Hebrew and yoga, and have been active in the women's martial arts network and local Quaker community.