Deborah L. HarrisSpeaking Engagements
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and now residing in Los Angeles, CA. is a four-time author, publisher, screenwriter, producer, and an Advocate for Autism. Deborah’s debut novel titled, Divine Order in 2008 quickly gained her notoriety in the literary world with numerous radio interviews across the country; a featured book review in Body of Christ Newspaper in Denver, CO. She was a second place winner in a literary contest for Abrah-Cove Publishing; a featured author for the Chicago Chapter Go-On-Go Book Club; along with several other book clubs and she made a guest appearance at the Los Angeles Juvenile Correctional Center to encourage troubled youths that it’s never too late to change your life.
Deborah launched Brand N Stone Publishing in 2010 with a personal memoir titled, Trapped in a World of Silence, a story of her and her son’s journey in living with autism. She traveled around the world promoting her book and educating people on this disorder. Deborah was a Presenter at the 2013 Chicago Superintendents’ Commission Study of Demographics & Diversity in which she held sessions discussing Autism in Relation to Education. She continues to keep close connections with Autism Speaks by participating yearly in Autism Walks and raising money in her hometown Chicago and in California. In 2014 she adapted her autism book into a screenplay and placed as an Official Finalist in the Chicago Screenplay Competition. Deborah went on to write two more novels, a fiction story titled, Invisible Chains and she followed that with a sequel titled, In The Midst of a Storm. She has published books for over nine authors; she has served as a ghostwriter on a few projects and has several registered screenplays of different genres. She recently took on the project of producing her first featured film titled, Rules, an urban crime drama based on the streets of Chicago. You can see a preview of this movie on YouTube under “Rules” the movie Trailer. Deborah looks for opportunities in writing, film and speaking on the topic of autism to give hope, educate, and inspire individuals on this disorder.