Deborah Maroulis

Deborah Maroulis is all about the words, words, words*, and she’s lucky enough to be surrounded by them all the time. By day, she’s a not-so-mild-mannered high school English teacher and junior college writing instructor. By night, she’s a world-creator, dream-giver and then dream-crusher for the characters in her stories. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two children, whose dreams are very much intact.

*Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2










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.