Kansas writer

Debra Guiou Stufflebean

Welcome To my author's Website

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 the director for a community ministry for seniors called Shepherd's Center of Topeka . I retired the end of 2019. Writing has always been a passion, and while all my jobs entailed a lot of writing, I enjoy most writing historical fiction books and opinion columns on  I write primarily on politics, religion, cultural issues and aging - in other words, stuff that makes some people uncomfortable. I have written 4 novels, a genealogy album for my Guiou-Bishop side of the house, a cookbook, 3 children's books, and was a regular feature writer for the Topeka magazine. 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 


Debra Guiou Stufflebean