Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected
that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood
nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and
the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s
band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing
experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific
reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department
of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for
usefulness… then traded both for fiction.
Deb lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with her family and a menagerie of pets.