Debra Dockter is a two-time winner of the Kansas Voices writers competition in the area of short fiction. She graduated from Wichita State University with a double major in creative writing and psychology. She also obtained a Master of Science degree from Friends University. Prior to working several years as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, she danced for the Tennessee Festival Ballet company and spent weekends being sawed in half by a professional illusionist. Debra currently teaches behavioral science courses at Cowley College and resides in Haysville, Kansas, with her husband and three children. She is the author of Deadly Design.