Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah L. King  

Pen Name: 

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

King is a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah King has been a writer and storyteller her whole life. She published her first short story when she was seven years old. Her writing runs the gamut from poetry and women's fiction, to espionage and science fiction. When she's not writing, Deborah enjoys cartoons, cooking, photography, and Star Trek.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Glory Bishop
ISBN: 194805132X. OCLC Number: 1120810573

Red Adept Publishing. .

Glory Bishop lives her life in pieces. At work and with her friends, she reads novels, speaks her mind, and enjoys slow dances and stolen kisses with her boyfriend, JT. But at home, Glory follows strict rules and second-guesses every step. Though she dreams of going to college and living like a normal teenage girl, her abusive mother has other ideas. When JT leaves to join the navy, Glory is left alone and heartsick. The preacher's son, Malcolm Porter, begins to shower her with lavish gifts, and her mother pushes Glory to accept his advances. Glory is torn between waiting for true love with JT or giving in to the overzealous Malcolm. When a stranger attacks Glory on the street, Malcolm steps in to rescue her, and her interest in him deepens. But the closer she gets to him, the more controlling he becomes. Glory must eventually decide whether to rely on others or to be her own savior.