November Speaker: Deborah Chester

The November 2016 Galaxy speaker will be Debora Chester.

The internationally published, award-winning author of over 40 novels, Deborah Chester has written Regency romances, historical romances, young adult, science fiction, and fantasy. She is a tenured professor of professional writing in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches novel and short story writing.

She holds a B.A. with General Honors and an M.A. in Journalism; both degrees are from the University of Oklahoma, where she studied professional writing from author/teachers Jack M. Bickham, Robert L. Duncan, and Pulitzer-nominee Carolyn Hart. Chester has been writing professionally since 1978, and used two pseudonyms – Jay D. Blakeney and Sean Dalton – for some of her early science fiction.

In 2004, she was inducted into the Writers Hall of Fame of America.

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