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Deborah Raney's first novel, A Vow To Cherish, inspired World Wide Pictures' highly acclaimed film of the same title. Beneath a Southern Sky, won the Romance Writer's of America RITA award, the highest award given in the genre. She is a two-time Christy Award finalist, has won the Holt Medallion and the National Readers Choice Award, and was a triple ACFW Book of the Year winner in 2008.

Background Information

After more than twenty years as a stay-at-home mom, Deborah began writing as a way to put her children through college. Alway an avid reader, she was probably most influenced by the novels of the late Catherine Marshall and the late Eugenia Price.

Her newest books are the Clayburn Novels series from Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Deborah recently signed a new three-book contract with Howard/S&S. Now the author of more than twenty books, both fiction and non-fiction, Deborah continues to write from her home in Kansas.


Deborah is the winner of the coveted RITA award from Romance Writers of America, two-time RITA nominee and winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, a two-time Christy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of numerous other awards.

Deborah's novel, A Vow To Cherish, was a 1997 winner of Excellence in Media's Angel Award. Deborah writes contemporary fiction and is known for her sensitive portrayals of family relationships. She has also coauthored two non-fiction books, Children's Sermons To Go and More Children's Sermons To Go, with her sister, Vicky Miller.

Additional Information

A Vow to Cherish is now available on video and on DVD in seven languages. The DVD also features extra material including a special director's cut. The novel is available in a large print, hard cover edition and is also available in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian translations. In June 2006, Steeple Hill reissued the novel in an updated format, and a sequel, Within This Circle, was published the following year. All of Deborah's titles are now availble in large print, hardcover editions. Kindred Bond is also available unabridged on audio tape.

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Author Deborah Raney's home page
Deborah's site features a slide show of photos from the Hollywood premiere of A Vow To Cherish, reviews of Deborah's novels, as well as photos from various writers events.

WaterBrook Press
WaterBrook Press, an imprint of Random House is the publisher of four of Deborah's recent novels.

Howard Books/Simon & Schuster
Deborah's newest novels from Howard/Simon & Schuster are the Clayburn novels series, and a new fiction series exploring the lives of the families of heroic firefighters in the town of Hanover Falls, Missouri.

Ken Raney Digital Fine Art
This is the web site of Deborah's husband, artist Ken Raney. Ken has developed a unique medium he calls digital fine art. His work is showing in galleries in Kansas, Iowa, New Mexico and North Carolina.

Harmony and contrast (poems) by Antoine Raphael

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