Deborah Shlian, MD, MBA practiced medicine in California where she also taught at UCLA. She has published nonfiction articles and books as well as medical mystery/thrillers. Her first two novels, Double Illusion and Wednesday's Child were paperback originals and were optioned by Hollywood producers for film. Since moving to Florida, she has had five new novels published. Dead Air, the first in a series starring radio talk show host Sammy Greene, won the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller Devil Wind, the second in the series also is won First place Royal Palm Literary Award, First Place, Hollywood Book Festival (Audiobook version), Second place in Mensa's Sharp Writ Award and Finalist in the Indie Next Awards. Deep Waters is the third in the series and was a Finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award. Shlian's medical thriller, Silent Survivor, won First Place, 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award. In 2020, Shlian co-wrote a children's book titled Desi for President handout a young rescue pup running for president on a kindness platform. All Shlian's books are available in print, eBooks and Audiobook format.

Rabbit in the Moon is an international thriller and has won the Gold Medal for Genre Fiction from the Florida Book Award, the Mystery Book of the Year Silver Medal from ForeWord Magazine, an Indie Excellence Award, a National Best Books Award Finalist from USA Book News and First place in the Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association.

Shlian is currently working on a nonfiction book profiling women physicians who have attained signifiant leadership roles within healthcare.