Deborah Margaret Menenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Speech Communication, and Theatre Arts from Southern Oregon College. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Special Education at the University of Oregon, she began a thirty-six-year career as a Special Education teacher, for which she is listed in Who’s Who in American Teachers. During this time, she also wrote and directed many school plays and taught numerous drama classes. Apart from teaching, she toured the inland waterways of Great Britain on a narrowboat performing with the Daystar Theatre Company. When home in Oregon or Washington, she directed or acted in various community theatre productions. Currently, Deborah lives on a floating home in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Russell, twin cats, and their Golden Retriever, Flyer.