Debbie Cunningham is the real name behind the pen name, Debbie Pinkham. Pinkham is the middle name of my beloved, idolized, late grandpa, and I always promised herself, that if I got a chance to write on a professional level, I'd use his middle name, as my pen name. Someday, I hope to own my own publishing company, Furry Kids Publishing.
When I'm not writing, my life revolves around God, church, my husband, Lee, our dog, Sable, or "Bubba" as I call him, cooking, Orioles baseball, Redskins football, West Virginia Mountaineers football, and NASCAR.
My stories are dedicated to Senator John Mc Cain, who was one of a kind and was never afraid to be different, even when faced with opposition. He stuck to his convictions, and sometimes that made him unpopular. But, he loved this country like few else have, and showed us all how to do it. He had grace, dignity, and spunk, and didn't let a death sentence slow him down much. He was a true American hero.
I also dedicate my stories to Michael Landon, who, as a man, was never afraid to write his real feelings and never afraid to show those feelings on screen, even crying on screen. He showed me, growing up watching him on tv, that only real men cry and feel their feelings honestly. He was also an amazing writer, and I write because he taught me how to do it, and to do it with emotion. I've loved him all my life and always will.
Thank you, too, to Kara, for this platform so I can share my stories with others, and the whole Channillo family, for reading my stories and making me feel accepted where I never have been for my life. I've always looked different than everyone else, and felt that way, too. Here, I don't. I just feel like everyone else, accepted.