Debby Mayer is the author of a memoir, "Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen," and a novel, "Sisters." Her short stories have been published in The New Yorker and numerous literary magazines.

She is the recipient of two grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, one in fiction, for an excerpt from "Sisters," and one in creative nonfiction, for an excerpt from "Riptides."

She writes the blog 2becomes1: widowhood for the rest of us, at debbymayer.blogspot.com.

The former editorial director of the Publications Office at Bard College, she is a contributing editor for The Columbia Paper. After decades in New York—state and city—she now lives in San Diego.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • New York Foundation for the Arts: creative nonfiction, for "Therapy Dogs," an excerpt from "Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen"; fiction, for a short story, "The Secretary"