Deborah Blake Dempsey is a New Yorker by birth, a Floridian by years raised there, and a New Englander by choice. She loves good books, belly laughs, fabulous shoes, and travel. She has a twisted sense of humor and truly believes laughter is the elixir of life.

Deborah has wandered her way through all sorts of writing, including poetry, short stories, and flash fiction before finally finding her heart and muse in writing fiction for children and adults. Deborah currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband Joe. The Hoppernots is her debut novel.