Deb Madar was born in Buffalo and has been a Chautauqua County, New York, resident for most of her life. She is a proud graduate of Fredonia State College. She taught high school and college English for 26 years until her retirement. Currently, she and her husband Gary live in Bemus Point. Passionate blues fans, they got married at the Ottawa Blues Fest. They have four amazing children and five beautiful grandchildren. She is currently working on her second novel.