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Deborah Burns is a former Chief Innovation Officer and brand leader for ELLEgirl, ELLE Décor, Metropolitan Home, and ELLE Global Marketing. Now a media industry consultant, she helps brands, executives, and professional women reinvent themselves through her expertise, coaching process, and website,, which she founded. Beneath her business leader’s exterior, however, always beat the heart of a writer, and several years ago she began the creative journey to write this memoir and tell her mother’s story.

She lives on Long Island, New York with her husband and their three children.