BIO
Debra Rard Ledford
  
     When my best friend insisted I meet her brother-in-law, Bob, I finally found my soul mate. Married on my parent's 60th wedding anniversary, we enjoy spending time together, above all else. We currently live in the Oregon coastal town of Brookings, and are partial to the mild climate, beautiful scenery, mountain forests, and quiet community. Now a full-time writer and editor, I love reading (of course), making quilts, hiking, and traveling.  I have five grown children, one grown step-daughter, four grandchildren, and one very spoiled cat.

     After being diagnosed with fructose malabsorption, I fulfilled a secret, lifelong desire: to write a book. At the time, there was extremely little information available, and Fructose Malabsorption: The Survival Guide, provided guidance for sufferers who were otherwise lost and alone.  In writing it, I hoped it would help just one person.  Imagine my surprise when it sold around the world, and I received many calls, emails, and letters thanking me for writing it. 

     After its success, my husband and I began research on Oregon Brew Tour.  This was an oddity for me, since I hate beer and am not a drinker.  However, Bob enjoys a good craft beer, so off we went.  Since I was working full-time as a certified payroll professional, I lived and breathed the book outside work hours.  Finally, after two years, at over five hundred pages, Oregon Brew Tour was released.

     By this time the writing bug had bitten me.  It was time to bring to life the stories rummaging around in my head.  When examining my motives, I knew I needed to bring a Christian foundation to my stories. Whether as a witness to the non-believer or as a wake-up call to the believer, my prayer is for my stories to move the readers.
  
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Anyone who says they have only one life to live, must not know how to read a book.
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