I'm the New York Times bestselling author of the hardboiled mystery Identity Crisis, featuring Maryland lawyer-sleuth Stephanie Ann "Sam" McRae. I've also written and published Invisible Me, a young adult novel, along with several short stories, one of which was nominated for a Derringer Award.

The thing that inspired me to write a lawyer-sleuth novel was that I wanted to write stories about a female protagonist who solved mysteries and did so without compromising legal ethics -- much! One of the big obstacles Sam faces in solving mysteries is doing so without using the usual private eye trickery.

I've pinned a lot about Sam McRae's world here: https://www.pinterest.com/debbimackwriter/sam-mcraes-world/ and you can read about the series here: http://www.debbimack.com/books/the-sam-mcrae-mystery-series/

I've also started a board for Invisible Me, my young adult novel: https://www.pinterest.com/debbimackwriter/invisible-me/ and you can find out more about the book here: http://www.debbimack.com/project/invisible-me/

Finally, I have a short story anthology called Five Uneasy Pieces, inspired in great part by film noir and hardboiled crime fiction. I have a board devoted entirely to film noir here: https://www.pinterest.com/debbimackwriter/film-noir/ and you can read about the book here: http://www.debbimack.com/project/five-uneasy-pieces/

I've worked as a waitress, a photography model, a substitute school bus driver, a typist, an attorney, a freelance writer, and a reference librarian, among other things.

My interests include reading, music, movies, traveling, walking, baseball, and cats. And good espresso. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Columbia, MD
  • JoinedOctober 2, 2015



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DebbiMack DebbiMack Mar 19, 2017 07:10PM
Another entry in old law journal and a brief explanation of how life simply got tougher after I left the practice.https://www.wattpad.com/387244994-adventures-in-self-publishing-part-one-the-lawMor...
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