Deborah Leiter Nyabuti

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Location Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Introduction I'm a writer, an incurable reader, a narrative theorist, a media researcher, a scholar/author/writer/consultant, a PK, and the Queen of Soup Making. I write a lot, and I've taught a wide range of topics in universities. Along my journey I've picked up a PhD in Communication from Purdue and 2 degrees in English. I've been turning my ideas about communication as author-audience relationships into a communication paradigm that can be applied to a wide range of situations. I'm also writing a historical mystery series. I'm a member of Sisters in Crime, and the co-chair of the Mystery and Detective Fiction Caucus of the Popular Culture Association. My MA thesis focused on connections between T. S. Eliot and Thoreau, who each wondered about how to remain still and still moving. Before I went to grad school, I spent 7 years working for a division of HarperCollins Publishers.
Interests communication patterns, communication theory, author-audience relationships across media and genres, writing and editing for print and electronic media, the English language, reading and studying literature, the publishing industry, information architecture, web content management, English style and usage across media and genres
Favorite Books Godric by Fredrick Buechner, The Brothers K by David James Duncan, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott, Feed by M. H. Anderson, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers, Lying Awake by Mark Salzman, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, a thousand or so others