Founder and Publisher, Leap Forward Publishing
Deborah is a trademark attorney and former homeschool parent with a passion for writing. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NewYork and a proud first-generation Americanwith parents fromJamaica andVenezuela, Deborah spent many summers as a child with family in Trinidad and Tobago. Inspired by those fond memories, she wanted to share the fun adventures of her time there along with the rich culture of the Caribbean. Understanding the importance of representation in children’s literature and the need for diversity, Deborah is driven by her vision of bringing stories that feature relatable, inspiring, and diverse characters not only to the children in her life, but to children everywhere.