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Debra Guiou Stufflebean

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My name is Debra Guiou ("Guy - oo," like Bayou, at least in the Midwest;"Gue" on East Coast or in France) Stufflebean. I'm from the very small SE Kansas town of Buffalo. I wouldn't change that for anything. It was like growing up on the island of misfit toys. All of us had our quirks and I loved them all. I moved to Topeka to go to college after my youngest daughter started kindergarten, and have stayed. I have a Bachelors in business from Washburn University; Masters and Doctorate in Communications from the University of Kansas (KU) at Lawrence. My husband, Mike, and I have a blended family of six children, 10 grandchildren and 4 dogs. I've been a paralegal, clerk of the court, university professor, director of communications for a healthcare quality improvement foundation, communications consultant, and now am a consultant/director for a community ministry for seniors called Shepherd's Center of Topeka .Writing is a passion and while all my jobs entailed a lot of writing, I enjoy most writing historical fiction.  When I can steal some time for myself, I love to work on genealogy and walk my dogs. I also love the smell of fresh coffee and a new book hot off  the press. 

"Debra Guiou Stufflebean is a master at writing family sagas. A common theme  in all of her books is people overcoming adversity and being  willing to stand up for their convictions."  Topeka Capital-Journal