Deborah White is a journalist, blogger, and non-fiction writer with passion for books, culture, public libraries, and  the environment and beautiful outdoors. The grandchild of California Central Valley farmers, Deborah is especially interested in the joys and issues of food, cooking, and farming.

At The New York Times/About.com, she was writer, blogger, editor and digital content manager for eight years, ending in 2013. At The New York Times/About.com, she penned nearly 2,500 articles, and was often linked to by a myriad of top publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, CNN, The Atlantic Wire, Google News, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Wikipedia.

Deborah was publicly elected in 2011, 2009 and 2007 to serve two-year terms as delegate to the California Democratic Convention, where she was a member of the Labor, Women’s, and Progressive caucuses.

Before turning to journalism as a second career, Deborah worked as a CPA and financial consultant for twenty years, including almost a decade with Arthur Andersen and Co. She earned a B.A. in writing from University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach. She also earned a CPA, now inactive, in the State of California. Deborah White has founded, owned and operated several small businesses, including an early “dot.com” startup retailer of gourmet foods. She has instructed undergraduate courses at three California public universities.

Deborah, a native of greater Los Angeles, is married to Ron, the mother of three, stepmother of one, mother-in-law to two, grandmother to two precious elementary-age kids, and owner of an adorable dachshund. Her addictions include coffee, reading, cooking, and watching baseball. 


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