"I willingly gave up sleep to read this book ... the whole series, I absolutely am loving it." —Sarah
"A strong balance between action, adventure, fantasy, and romance. Brilliant, unforgettable, simply extraordinary." —Feifei
"I loved that I couldn't predict what was to come next. 5 out of 5 stars! Highly recommend to young adults and older." —Memories Overtaking Me
Deborah J. Lightfoot
got attached to history through her grandfather, a High Plains cowboy. From her mother, an artist and avid reader, came her love of books and all things mysterious and magical. Deborah has had a fondness for dark horsemen since Richard Boone’s Paladin rode through TV landscapes wielding a six-shooter instead of a sword. Six-shooters figure in her award-winning books about the American Southwest: Trail Fever
(William Morrow) and The LH7 Ranch
(University of North Texas Press). Swords and sorcery provide the thrills in WATERSPELL
, her “life-changing obsession” (at least, it changed Deborah’s life, turning her into a novelist).
is an intricate fantasy trilogy with medieval overtones and a few nods to history.
A journalism graduate (summa cum laude) and an Authors Guild member, Deborah is in educational publishing as a freelancer for a national nonprofit organization. Besides writing, editing, and ingesting books, her pleasures include traveling abroad and hiking the Yorkshire moors, Canada’s Pacific Rim National Park, and while living in Mexico part-time, that country’s La Primavera Bosque. On the Web: djlightfoot.blogspot.com
Deborah J. Lightfoot: Author Bio
A printable 1-page author bio, for conference & convention use
"Not a word wasted or out of place. Strong, compelling, intriguing, taut."
—SouthWest Writers, Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel
"My students love it. I can't keep it on my library shelf. I admit that I loved it too!"
—C. Casey, Librarian
"I was struck by the high quality of the writing and the imaginative details that pulled me into Carin's adventure, from her ability to pass through magical boundaries to her ability to read the mysterious book. I also appreciated Carin's wonderful courage!"
—A New York Editor Who Almost Got It
"Deborah Lightfoot has taken sword and sorcery books to a new level! Besides creating an engrossing fantasy world with a connection to Alice, and 'Through the Looking-Glass', Lightfoot has peppered her story with intelligent dialog and description. I can't wait to read the final two books of the trilogy."