Deborah Moffatt was born and raised in Norwich, Vermont,
USA. Her home was seven miles out of town on a dirt road that went nowhere.
Trees and cows were her immediate neighbours. Apart from some time spent in
cities while at university, she
has lived most of her life in a rural
She attended The Putney School, (Putney Vermont), the
University of Washington, (Seattle), and Boston University.
She has a Bachelors degree in Spanish and
Communications, and a Masters Degree in Public Relations.
While at university, she learned Middle Eastern dance, and
performed for some years around Boston under the name Saida.
She spent several years in Latin America, living in
Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico, where she worked as a journalist, ultimately
becoming the Finance Editor at The News in Mexico City.
In 1982 Deborah travelled to Scotland, and soon settled
there, having married a Scot. She now lives in Kingsbarns, a small village near
St. Andrews, Fife. She has a demanding garden and a huffy cat.
In addition to writing, Deborahs main interest is
music. She plays traditional Irish and Scottish music on fiddle and flute, as
well as playing piano and guitar.