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ABOUT DEBRA

Debra Gaskill is the former managing editor of the Washington Court House (Ohio) Record Herald.  She was an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years, writing for a number of Ohio newspapers covering the cops and courts beat, and the Associated Press, covering any stories thrown her way. During her tenure at the Record-Herald, the paper earned two Associated Press General Excellence awards.

Gaskill brings her knowledge of newspapers to her Jubilant Falls series. The bools 'Barn Burner' (2009), 'The Major's Wife' (2010), 'Lethal Little Lies' (2013), 'Murder on the Lunatic Fringe' (2014) and 'Death of A High Maintenance Blonde' (2014) all center around crimes committed in the fictional small town Jubilant Falls, Ohio, and often center around the damage family secrets can do. 'The Major's Wife' received honorable mention in the 2011 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards and 'Barn Burner' was a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award at Killer Nashville. 

Her novel, 'Counterfeit Life' (2020) returns tangentially to Jubilant Falls, and those familiar characters.

Her Fracktown Gumshoe series  features retired cop turned private investigator Niccolo Fitzhugh.The series brings her cops and courts experience together in a mystery that "creates complex characters and places them in real settings" according to customer reviews on Amazon.com. 

Gaskill has an associates degree in liberal arts from Thomas Nelson Community College (now Virginia Peninsula Community College) in Hampton, Va., a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from Wittenberg University and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Antioch University, Yellow Springs.

She and her husband Greg, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, have two children and three grandchildren. They raise llamas and alpacas on their farm in Enon, Ohio.

You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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