Deborah Joan Jones is one of eight children. Born to an Irish mother and English father, she grew up between the bustling pace of city life in the south of England, and the long summers she enjoyed with her family in Dublin, Ireland, relishing in the freedom of the great outdoors at the holiday home built by her grandfather, in the idyllic seaside settlement of Portrane. While in Dublin, steeped in the rich Irish history of her ancestors, with writing and music in her veins, she learned a respect for traditional music and rhyme. Her great-uncle, Thomas Bryan, also a poet, was one of the Forgotten Ten. A freedom fighter executed by the British during The War of Independence in March 1921. Her parents travelled often on business trips throughout Europe, bringing their children along for educational purposes. During this time, they enjoyed historical and cultural learning through the cathedrals, museums, and galleries of the best that Europe has to offer. Some stand out locations in her travels include Place du Vieux-Marche, famed for Joan of Arc, and the Bayeux Tapestry in Rouen, France. The magical Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, France. Cathédrale Notre Dame, and Musée du Louvre Paris, and the many other locations in Spain and the rest of Europe that have lent themselves to the rich and imaginative landscape of ideas that continue to shape her musings. Having learned to read and write by just three years old, and with a strong love for literature, she began writing poetry at an early age, progressing to writing songs by her fourteenth year. Not only a prolific writer of poetry and prose, she is also a painter, composer, actress, classically trained vocalist, and lead singer of Texas based rock band, Stealing Wishes. Having split her time between London, UK and Texas, USA, concentrating mainly on music and songwriting, her diverse interest in the many artistic platforms she creates upon has led her once more back to writing. This year she looks forward to the planning of the release of her fiction novel, ‘The Parted’, a story of identical twins separated at birth and the parallel journey of their lives, along with her first book of poetry, and a young adult fiction storybook in rhyme. She now lives in the USA with her husband and children, and two dogs, Romeo & Juliet and enjoys continuing to create, drawing from the experience gained living in the arms of the three countries she considers home.