As Deborah Wheeler, I wrote 2 science fiction novels, Jaydium and Northlight, as well as short stories in Asimov's, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sisters of the Night, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba's Palace, Realms of Fantasy, and almost all of the Sword and Sorceress and Darkover anthologies. Collaborators, a sf novel under Wheeler, was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. My most recent projects -- under my birth name, Ross -- include Darkover novels with the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, and an original fantasy series, The Seven-Petaled Shield. I made my editorial debut in 2008 with Lace and Blade and then The Feathered Edge: Tales of Magic, Love, and Daring, continuing the Darkover anthologies, and co-editing Sword and Sorceress. I've been nominated for a bunch of awards and several of my short stories 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. I also knit for charity, so if your good cause is having an auction, contact me about donating one of my creative hats. I also work to abolish the death penalty and for the rights of gender and sexual minorities.
My pronouns are she/her.