Debra Mullins is the author of multiple historical and contemporary paranormal romances. She has been nominated for numerous awards, including the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt Medallion and Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA awards. In 2003 she was the winner of the Golden Leaf Award for Best Historical with her Regency romance, A NECESSARY BRIDE. In 2014, she won the Book Buyer's Best Award (Best Paranormal) for PRODIGAL SON, the first book in her Truth Seers series about the descendants of the survivors of Atlantis. In 2015, the second book in that series, HEART OF STONE, took home the National Reader's Choice Award for Best Paranormal.
Born and raised in the New York/New Jersey area, Debra has been actively writing for over twenty years. Some of her historical back list was recently released as part of the launch of Samhain Publishing’s Retro Romance e-book line, and she continues to write new paranormal and historical romances, available in print and electronic formats. Debra currently lives on the west coast with her family and two eccentric cats, where she still expects it to snow on Christmas and continues her search for Real Pizza.
Fifteen Fun Facts About Debra Mullins
- Debra's favorite food is Eggplant Parmagiana. In fact, she is an eggplant snob.
- Her favorite songs are Crocodile Rock by Elton John and Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Do the math, and you might come up with her age.
- Her favorite movie is THE QUIET MAN with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
- Debra does not like coffee, apple pie, or cream cheese on her bagel. She enjoys tea with sweetener and milk (not cream), cherry pie, and butter on her bagel. Yes, she's a rebel.
- Debra's paternal grandparents were from Ireland, which probably explains her family's annual St. Patrick's Day tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage while watching THE QUIET MAN. (Also the tea with milk thing.)
- When Debra and her husband went on their honeymoon to Scotland and Ireland, they took "The Quiet Man Movie Tour" and visited the sites in Ireland where the movie was filmed.
- Debra loves to read, write and trace her family tree. (Yes, these three things all involve stories. So?)
- In tracing the family tree, Debra discovered everyone in her family directly related to her is either Irish or German. The Irish married Irish, the Germans married Germans, and sometimes the Irish and Germans went rogue and married each other. (Clearly where Debra got her rebellious streak.)
- In high school, Debra took three foreign languages at one time and aced them all (Spanish, French, and Italian).
- When she was 16, Debra went on a foreign exchange for a month in the south of France. While there, she took a weekend trip with her host family to the Côte d'Azur, Monte Carlo, and Italy, where she swam in the Riviera. Before she left France, she had started to dream in French.
- Debra hates to cook, but loves to bake.
- Debra has always been obsessed with the ancient world. In junior high, she and her friends used to pass notes using the Greek alphabet as their code. (Statute of limitations on note passing has expired, right?)
- Debra loves to eat out (no cooking, remember?) and also likes to travel, combining the two if possible. She’s had pizza in New York, clam chowder in Boston, beignets and catfish in New Orleans, Mexican food in California, and sourdough bread in San Francisco.
- Debra married a man who loves to cook. Problem solved.
- Debra first started writing in first grade when her teacher let her change the endings on the Aesop's Fable assignments. Of course, all Debra's endings were happy ones.