Deborah Dee Harper
Christian author of humorous and inspirational books for both children and adults
"But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful." (Psalms 68:3 NIV)
The Lord has seen fit to give us all the beauty, glory, and awesome diversity of His creation for our pleasure and survival. As if that weren't enough, He also gave us (among countless other gifts and abilities) a sense of humor with which to appreciate those aspects of human behavior we can't quite explain any other way.
Please join me as I explore, through my books, blogs, newsletter, and photography, what makes us human beings different from the other creatures in our world--those humorous, irritating, unexplainable, witty, and hilarious character traits we see in others, and yes, let's face it, that others see in us.
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A PEEK AT ME...
Hello! I'm Deborah Dee Harper, author of inspirational and humorous books for both children and adults. I live in Murfreesboro, TN now after spending a year in Alaska. Before that, I lived in Murfreesboro for five years, and prior to that, I lived on Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, for four years. Confused? Sometimes I am too. Basically, it was four years in Alaska, five in Tennessee, one back up in Alaska, and now back in Tennessee.
While I was in Alaska I enjoyed all that the Last Frontier had to offer---beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, trails, forests, glaciers, and of course, wild animals. We saw moose, black bears and grizzly bears, whales, sea lions, bald eagles, foxes, wolves, Dall sheep, ptmarigans, otters, you-name-it. If it lived in Alaska, we saw it, and in the wild, no less. We also survived several earthquakes and even a volcano!
A few years before my Anchorage experience, I lived at another base, Eielsen Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska (yes, yet another Alaska visit), where we weathered temperatures that often reach -50 degrees! But the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) more than made up for the frigid cold. They danced across the nighttime sky in curtains of green and red---glorious beyond words.
I worked at a mid-sized school district in Michigan for 24 years before taking an early retirement and writing fulltime. I've written newspaper columns, feature articles, poetry, essays, greeting cards, and also been published in several anthologies, Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul, and extensively online.
I'm the proud mother of three grown children. Derek lives in Michigan with his lovely wife, Renee, and their two handsome boys, Tyler and Adam. My youngest child, daughter Dennae, lives in Kentucky with her husband, Richie, and their also handsome boys, Dustin, Hunter, and Cannon. I live with my middle child, Darice, and her beautiful little girl, Molly.
My family, experiences, and love for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ have impacted my writing enormously. I hope you'll enjoy my work. I love hearing from readers, so please feel free to contact me by checking out my Contact page.