Deborah was reared in Petersburg, Virginia and now works in Northern Virginia full-time as a government affairs manager for a major U.S. energy company where she has been employed for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining the utility industry, Deborah worked in broadcasting as a radio news director and in television as a reporter, anchor, producer and talk show host in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia.
For four years Deborah read at least two to three books a month in order to produce book commentary columns for newspapers in Northern Virginia. She suspended that work in order to take on her own book-writing projects, like How Did They Do That?
Deborah volunteers for civic, education and leadership organizations. At her church, Antioch Baptist in Fairfax Station, Virginia, Deborah was the first director of communications. Now, she ushers, writes for the church’s newsletter and has facilitated Bible study classes and presented programs for the women and senior ministries.
She and her husband enjoy traveling with friends for vacations and visiting family.
Deborah Tompkins Johnson