Deborah Davitt

Once Carved In Ma
rble, poetry, Issue 42, March 2018

Wings at Midnight, Wings at Dawn, fiction, Issue 45, December 2018

Deborah L. Davitt was raised in Reno, Nevada, but received her MA in English from Penn State. She’s worked as a technical writer on contracts involving nuclear submarines, NASA, and computer manufacturing. She currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and son.  

Her poetry has appeared in over twenty journals and has earned Rhysling and Pushcart nominations; her short fiction has appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show, Compelling Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, and The Fantasist. Her well-received Edda-Earth series is available through Amazon. For more about her work, please see  

When did you start writing?

My first feeble stories and poems were written in fourth grade.

When and what and where did you first get published?

I actually had a fanfiction that garnered me 25,000 emails from across the world, then I moved on to my Edda-Earth self-published novels, which have gotten some very kind reviews from critics, including Kirkus. My first professional publication was a poem released in Star*Line; my first professionally published story appeared in InterGalactic Medicine Show.

Why do you write?

Because my characters demand it, and to entertain others.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy are what I've always loved reading, so it follows that I enjoy writing it, and contributing to its canon.

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story?

Terry Pratchett, to be honest. He managed to sneak so much depth and social commentary into his humor, it continuously astounds me.

What are you trying to say with your fiction?

That the past lives with us, and we need to be aware of it.

Do you Blog?

Infrequently. I'm trying to be better about it:

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?

She didn't go gentle into that good night--she went kicking and screaming.

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