Deborah Maroulis

Born and raised in a small town in Northern California, Deborah Maroulis is lucky enough to be surrounded by the things and people she loves. She teaches English and mythology at her local community college, studies myth and depth psychology in her Ph.D program, and writes contemporary Young Adult novels. She lives in a slightly bigger town than the one she grew up in, with her husband, newly adult children, and her daughter’s very spoiled, semi-retired service dog.

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A Message from the Editor

WITHIN AND WITHOUT is a powerful story, but actually much more than simply a “story,” because it’s reflective of real life, and could be happening right now. The main character, Wren, is representative of many young women today, young women who feel they need to fit in and who will go to extreme lengths to make this happen.

I connected with Wren, I understood her, and this was all because of Maroulis’ powerful writing that drew me in from the first paragraph. This is an important book, a book that should empower young women to do the right thing, to speak up and believe in themselves. I cannot wait to share this with the world.