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About Deborah


I’ve always loved books. Jane Austen has been my favorite author since I was twelve years old when I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time. I started writing many years ago because I had stories I wanted to tell and words I wanted to share. I hope readers will escape into the pages of my books and discover stories that touch their hearts.

I also blog about organic and natural foods and lifestyle at

I have a law degree from Pepperdine University and a history degree from UCLA.


My home is in Southern California with my two daughters, our dog, Faith. and our cat, Seraphina.

Official Bio

Deborah Lytton is an author, freelance editor, and attorney.  She graduated cum laude from both U.C.L.A., where she received a B.A. in History and from Pepperdine University where she received a J.D.

Deborah's acting career began at the age of six.  Her acting credits include portraying Melissa Anderson on the daytime soap opera Days of our Lives and series’ regular roles on the ABC drama, The New Land and the CBS show, Sara.  Deborah was a supporting actress in the Disney feature Hot Lead and Cold Feet as well as made for television movies Haywire and The Man in the Santa Claus Suit.  In addition, Deborah has guest starred in numerous television series’ including Mod Squad, The Waltons, Family, and The Incredible Hulk.


Deborah had the opportunity to work with Curb Records as a singer-songwriter.  She performed on the soundtracks for numerous films including In Search of Santa, Rudolph the Movie, and the award-winning, family-oriented line of videos Kidsongs.

Deborah's debut contemporary Christian album was released by Light Records, in conjunction with Curb Records in 1994.

Deborah’s writing turned from lyrics into novels.  Her debut, JANE IN BLOOM (Dutton Children's Books), was honored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians' Truman Awards (3rd Place, 2011-2012) and was chosen by Chicago Public Library as one of the Best of the Best Books (2009). JANE IN BLOOM was also selected by the Kansas National Education Association for the Kansas State Reading Circle Catalog (2010), was nominated for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award (2011) and the Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award (2011). 

Deborah followed JANE IN BLOOM with a young adult contemporary romance, SILENCE (Shadow Mountain).  SILENCE was on Forward Reviews' List of 15 Inspirational YA Female Protagonists and was a nominee for the Florida Teens Read Program.

Changing gears to write a comedic book series for younger readers, Deborah created RUBY STARR (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky).  RUBY STARR is a middle grade book series with three adventures about a fifth grader who loves, completely and absolutely loves books.


Deborah resides in Los Angeles, California with her two daughters, their Papillon dog, Faith, and their Siberian cat, Seraphina.  She is currently writing contemporary and historical inspirational fiction.

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