Deborah Hilleren was a corporate executive at Nike, Inc. where she worked for twenty-five years before retiring to pursue both her love of writing and dream of owning horses. Her passion is to write intelligent, exciting novels that have a social conscience. Batttered Earth is her debut novel.
Deborah grew up in Seattle, WA and went to college at Western Washington University where she majored in Art. Shortly after she moved to Portland,OR where she worked at Tektronix, entering the management training program, and soon became a Manufacturing Manager (a far cry from an art degree!) After returning to Portland State University to obtain an MBA, she went to work at Nike. There she had many interesting opportunities, spending much of her time as Global Brand Director in the Kids' and Women's businesses.
Deborah's many travels and business experiences have made her a lifelong student of human behavior. She is particularly fascinated with the impact of socially relevant issues and how people react to the changes in their lives.
Always ready to talk about her Kiger Mustangs, Colton and Carson, Deb loves to spend time riding and learning horsemanship skills. Deb lives in Central Oregon with her husband, two dogs, two cats and two horses.