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Deborah L. Staunton holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and Theatre Arts. She has worked as an early intervention specialist for United Cerebral Palsy's Parent Infant Program and has extensive experience in the technical aspects of theatre including stage management and lighting for both adult and children's productions. Deborah's writing has appeared internationally in magazines and journals including The New York Times, Pretty Owl Poetry, Six Hens, Gallery & Studio Arts Journal, The Remembered Arts Journal, Literary Mama, Sheepshead Review, The MacGuffin and others and was featured in HBO’s Inspiration Room exhibit in New York City. Deborah's work has won or placed in several writing contests including First place for memoir in The Fiction Writer's Journey. Mother's Milk Books Writing Prize,Writer's Advice Scintillating Starts, Writer's Advice Flash Contest, and Springfield Writer's Guild writing contest. She has written child development materials for Harcourt Learning Direct, and is a Best of the Net and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a finalist in the David Wade Hogue Poetry Scholarship Rocket Man Award, and a member of SCBWI, The Author's Guild, and the International Women's Writing Guild. Her award winning collection of poetry and short prose, Untethered, was recently published by V Press LC and her children's picture book, Owls Can't Sing, is forthcoming from Two Sisters Press.