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Deborah Raney dreamed of writing a book since the summer she read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books and discovered that a Kansas farm girl could, indeed, grow up to be a writer. Her more than 35 books have garnered multiple industry awards including the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers’ Choice Award, Carol Award, Silver Angel from Excellence in Media, and have three times been Christy Award finalists.
Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, shed light on the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. The novel inspired the highly acclaimed World Wide Pictures film of the same title and continues to be a tool for Alzheimer’s families and caregivers. Deborah is on faculty for several national writers’ conferences and serves on the advisory board of the 2700-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization.
She and her husband, Ken Raney, traded small-town life in Kansas ––the setting of many of Deb’s novels––for life in the city of Wichita. They have four children and a growing brood of precious grandchildren who all live much too far away.
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:25 - "If we hope for what we do not have, we wait for it patiently." Based on Romans 8:28, "All things work together for good to those who love God."