Deborah Duvall was born and raised in the heart of Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she has lived and worked with the Cherokee Tribe on numerous projects and cultural endeavors over the years. Her in-depth knowledge and love of Cherokee history, tradition, and culture resonate with genuine 'Cherokee' warmth and humor in her authoring of The Grandmother Stories.
In addition to the Grandmother Series, Duvall has authored two non-fiction books; Images of America: The Cherokee Nation & Tahlequah and Voices of America: Tahlequah & the Cherokee Nation. Duvall is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
Northeastern Oklahoma State University, Tahlequah, OK
BOOKS: The Cherokee Nation and Tahlequah, (Images of America), Arcadia, 1999; Tahlequah and the Cherokee Nation, (Voices of America), Arcadia, 2000; The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals, University of New Mexico, 2002; How Medicine Came to the People, University of New Mexico, 2003; How Rabbit Lost His Tail, University of New Mexico, 2003; Rabbit and the Bears, University of New Mexico, 2004; Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting, University of New Mexico, 2004; Rabbit and the Wolves, University of New Mexico, 2005; The Opossum's Tale, University of New Mexico, 2005; Rabbit Plants the Forest, University of New Mexico, 2006.
Deborah says she is intrigued by the ancient beliefs and traditions of the Cherokee people, and focuses her literary efforts in that genre. She is a singer/songwriter who composes lyrics and music, currently studying guitar. Many of her songs are glimpses into Cherokee historical themes. She is also a basket weaver.
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