Deborah attempted to write her first book at age 8. Her first novel, The Unwilling Heiress, was chosen as a Best Book by the American Bookseller's Association. In the two decades that followed, she produced poetry and wrestled with Bipolar Disorder, while supporting herself in a procession of entirely unsuitable non-writing jobs. She married professional percussionist Robert Hamaker in 2005 and began writing full time. 

Her second book, Is There Room for Me, Too?, is a self help manual for the mentally ill. For years she maintained a blog on mental health issues, now archived at www.alteredstatescentral.blogspot.com. She published a second comic romance, A Scandalous Creature, in 2011. Her poetry has been included in over 10 anthologies, most notably the infamous "Poets from Hell" anthology by Trafford Press(2005).Her first full length poetry collection, Armadillo, was released in 2014 by Cyborg Productions.

Deborah no longer understands why she ever bothered with anything besides writing.
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Lafruche Lafruche Mar 12, 2015 12:39AM
Just published a collection of flash fiction and think-pieces. I hope you'll take a look and let me know what you think!
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Stories by Deborah Fruchey
BEANSTALK and other shorts by Lafruche
BEANSTALK and other shorts Short Story
A collection of flash fiction and short pieces from my archives. An older woman who sees her marriage as an interruption; the real story behind children playing "Cowboys & Indians"; a girl who has stopped...
Dragonfly by Lafruche
Dragonfly Poetry
Welcome to the Dragonfly collection by Deborah Fruchey. Here, the stars are savage things, toes are like crickets, and a friend is a lost wedding ring. These 10 evocative poems come from a larger work, Armadillo, a...
Recipe for Marital Peace by Lafruche
Recipe for Marital Peace Poetry
Scene from a suburban marriage.