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Indiana Authors Awards Honoree

Deborah E. Kennedy

2018 Emerging Winner

Deborah E. Kennedy is a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Sou’wester, Third Coast Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Hairpin, The Establishment, and The North American Review. Deborah has worked as a reporter, teacher, and editor, as well as a cookie packer, ice cream scooper, and children’s baseball coach. She also holds a Bachelor’s in English literature from Hanover College and a Master’s in fiction writing and English from Miami University. She currently lives in Forest Grove, Ore. Tornado Weather is her debut. Visit her online at