Debra Davis Hinkle graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from CSU, Long Beach. She is an award winning, published author and usually writes about animals, bereavement, learning disabilities and her concern for child abuse. She’s just started to write fiction. 

The death of her mother and child abuse fueled her passion for writing, sharing her personal experiences in the hope of helping others. She has shared her stories and poems with hospice groups and retirement home residents.  Her very personal stories and poems have helped her reflect on her experiences.

Her poems have been published in the Tribune, Women’s Press and her short stories have been published in Tales From the Corner, An Anthology and on the Internet.

She and her writing partner, Jim Leonard, have completed a book on bereavement called Tears to Laughter, Embracing the Future Without Letting go of The Past

She is a founding member and the facilitator of the Friday Night Writers’ Group–a critique group.

She is working on several projects:

Tales from the Rocky Coast of California – an anthology with the Friday Night Writers’ Group

Poetry Chapbook

Meow Muse- Book about cats

Book about “Mothers and Daughters” 

Poetry Book (with Shirley R. Bruton)


She is in the development stage of a series of children’s books entitled “The Magic Cat Door:…”  Debra also wants to publish a child’s book based on her published skit “Why Didn’t Grandma Stop Him?”

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