Debby Mayer writes “Travels with Sizzle,” on Substack—decidedly not a sweet dog story. She has published a memoir, Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen (Epigraph); a novel, Sisters (Putnam’s, Berkley); numerous short stories, including in The New Yorker and Redbook; and reams of community journalism. She received two grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts: one in nonfiction, for “Therapy Dogs,” an excerpt from Riptides, and one in fiction for “The Secretary,” a short story published in The New Yorker. Her day jobs were in arts administration (Publications Director, Poets & Writers, Inc.) and editing (Editorial Director, Publications Office, Bard College). After a lifetime in New York—city and state—she now lives in San Diego, where she is, finally, warm enough. More at debbymayer.com.

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"