Deborah Grabien

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Deborah Grabien
Born (1954-06-28) June 28, 1954 (age 64)
OccupationAuthor, editor, essayist, musician
CitizenshipUnited States
GenresMurder Mysteries, Supernatural Thrillers, others

Deborah Grabien (born June 28, 1954) is an American novelist and essayist. Her works cross several genres, including murder mysteries, supernatural thrillers, utopian fantasies, etc. Her novel Plainsong is a religious fantasy featuring the Wandering Jew and a female Messiah.[1] Grabien is currently a reviewer and guest editor for Green Man Review.

Personal life[edit]

She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002.[2] She has used her own experiences in dealing with the disease to illuminate character traits in her characters; particularly J.P. Kinkaid, the protagonist in the Kinkaid Chronicles mystery series.[3][4]


Supernatural thrillers[edit]

  • Still Life With Devils (2007)
  • Woman of Fire (1988/UK)
    • also released as Eyes in the Fire (1989/US)


Historical romance[edit]

  • Fire Queen (1990)

Utopian fantasy[edit]

  • Plainsong (1990)

Young adult[edit]

Magic realism[edit]

  • And Then Put Out the Light (1993/UK, 2009/US)


Short stories, essays and reviews[edit]


  1. ^ Chris Gilmore, "Grabien, Deborah" in St. James Guide To Fantasy Writers (ed. David Pringle). St. James Press, 1996; ISBN 1-55862-205-5 (pp. 238-39)
  2. ^ Deborah Grabien profile,; accessed April 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Kinkaid Chronicles mystery series Archived 2008-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.,; accessed April 20, 2015.
  4. ^ Interview with Grabien,; accessed April 20, 2015.

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