About Deborah J. Ross

I began writing professionally in 1982 as Deborah Wheeler with Jaydium and Northlight, (and the omnibus edition, Other Doorways: Early Novels), and short stories in Asimov's, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy and Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace. Now under my birth name, Ross, I have written an epic fantasy trilogy, The Seven-Petaled Shield. My collection Azkhantian Tales, includes four short stories set in that world. Book View Cafe also offers my nonfiction Ink Dance: Essays on the Writing Life.

Auntie Deborah Advises on the Business of Writing

Auntie Deborah is back at her advice desk… If two authors want to collaborate on writing a novel, how much should each author contribute? Auntie Deborah: It all depends. There are so many different ways to do this. I’ve seen … Continue reading


When Writing Friends Aren’t: Sabotage and Self-Image

Elsewhere on the net, a talented new writer made a comment about the damaging effects of another person’s careless behavior. We can encounter destructive relationships in every area of our lives, but when it comes to our creativity, they can … Continue reading