Debbie Pinkham
Author of Miss Exclusive, Our Prairie Dream, & "The Intruder"


      Debbie Cunningham is the real name behind the pen name, Debbie Pinkham.  Pinkham is the middle name of her beloved, late grandpa, and she always promised herself, that if she got a chance to write on a professional level, she'd use his middle name, as her pen name.  Someday, she hopes to own her own publishing company, Furry Kids Publishing. 

     When Debbie is not writing, her life revolves around God, church, her husband, Lee, their dog, Sable, or "Bubba" as she calls him, Orioles baseball, Redskins football, West Virginia Mountaineers football, and NASCAR. 

Location: Romney, WV
Twitter: @DLCwriter
Joined Channillo: September 2015
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     Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame, right?  Well, almost everyone. 

     They call me "Miss Exclusive."  People just seem to want to tell me their stories, and I print them in my newspaper column of the same name.  I've talked to some really interesting and amazing people, and you never know who's going to come out of the woodwork to tell me their story...or when the story will tell itself.

Category: Short Stories
Updated: Quarterly

     Christine's present family has come home for a funeral. 

      Later, even though they have heard the story before, many times, they beg her to tell it all again.  An old woman now, herself, Christine's memories come flooding back to her, and she begins to tell them a grand, and true, story, her life story.

     Starting out in 1893, Oklahoma, young Christine's family is there to stake their claim on 160 acres of land, in the upcoming land race. 

     Even before the race, she meets a young Ryan, who also wants his 160 acres, and has a dream. 

     But, the race for the land is only part of it.  There are houses and barns to build, land to clear, crops to plant and make sure they grow and are harvested, and lives to live. 

     Christine's family is only the first to live on the land. 

     This sprawling novel, follows several generations, living on the vast Oklahoma prairie, Christine's family started.  Their joys, and sorrows, along the way, through the years, tell of life's struggles to start from nothing to make something, and that even big dreams, the biggest ones, can come true.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Quarterly

I've been newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which I call "The Intruder," and am trying to come back to God.  Join me on my journey through pain, understanding, clarity, and maybe, some answers, but definitely a time of self-discovery for me...and maybe you, too.  

Category: Journal Entries
Updated: Quarterly

I have always been one to write things down so I won't forget them.  The same goes for memories.  As time passes, we forget so much of our lives, especially with those we are close to and love.  So, I decided to put those memories to paper, and someday, when I do forget, it will be written down.  I can revisit those times and somehow be with that person again for a little while.

Category: Other
Updated: Quarterly

     A sadistic madman has taken over a daycare.

     In one classroom, a single mom, wounded, goes into labor, so afraid her baby will be born before the police can rescue them.  Then, the gunman will know she, and her precious, unborn child, are alive.  In hard labor, she is trying to be as still, and as quiet, as she can be.

     Another teacher, who has ties to the gunman, hopes, and prays, she can talk him down before he hurts anyone else, especially their son, also in the daycare.  

     The last other surviving adult, a fellow teacher, is held hostage with the rest of the surviving children, in the common room, holding out hope she, and the children, will survive, with no more bloodshed.

     As the small, close-knit town hears of all this, parents, family, and friends gather outside, with police, and SWAT teams, to pray, and comfort each other, wondering, and hoping their loved ones are not among the dead inside.   

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Quarterly

Poems and prose from my heart and my life.

Category: Poetry
Updated: Weekly

Never mind about the rowing, rowing, rowing of your boat gently down some stream.  What if life is but a dream? 

This is not your typical autobio.  Wait for it...wait for it...wait for it...

Category: Other
Updated: Quarterly

     Let me start out by saying, it’s not selfish to want this time.  You must want this time to connect with God in a deeper way, or you would not be reading this book.

     I’ve done these at-home retreats for several years, and they just keep getting better and better, more productive, and richer.  God has done some pretty amazing stuff in my life through these solitary times with Him.  He has set me free from a lot, and broken long-held strongholds in my life.  All from these whole, long, blessed days of one-on-one time with Him.  I want to share my “secrets” of getting ready for one with you.  They’re simple and easy to do.  They take a little time, but the results are amazingly and awesomely worth it.  You will see God move on your behalf in such miraculous ways, if you are faithful to put the time into it.  To get closer to God, and be totally alone with Him, a few days taken out of your life for an at-home retreat, at least once a year, are so precious and sweet that you will be doing them more than once a year.  So, let’s get ready for an adventure…an at-home retreat.


Category: Other
Updated: Other

My name's Cady Calvin.  It's pronounced like Katie, not Caddy.  I took over for Kailey Mumm as the "Miss Exclusive" reporter at the newspaper.  You never know who's going to contact me and want to come out from behind their dark curtains.  I get called for story exclusives no one else does.  These are my stories.  Dun dun.

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