author. speaker. editor.
Member of Mosaic Collection Books
THE THIRD GRACE (award-winning novel)
Rolled Scroll Press
February 3, 2021
(Reprint; first and second editions 2011, 2017)
THE RED JOURNAL
Rolled Scroll Press
October 2, 2019
ROOTS AND BRANCHES: THE SYMBOL OF THE TREE
IN THE IMAGINATION OF G.K. CHESTERTON
The Habitation of Chimham Publishing, 2015
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Deb Elkink lives with her husband in a cottage beside a babbling creek in rural Alberta, Canada. She grew up in Winnipeg and attended college in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (BA Communications), publishing her first short stories and articles. She married and spent twenty years as a Saskatchewan ranch wife and homeschooling mom (when she rounded up cattle on horseback and cooked for huge branding crews). Graduate studies (MA Theology) then prepared her to edit doctoral dissertations, a professional quarterly magazine, and an online expository Bible study. Today she writes, edits, and teaches, and she loves speaking to women's groups about the Christian faith. Her debut novel, The Third Grace (2011, 2017, 2021), received Canada's prestigious Grace Irwin Award, and her literary study on the fiction of G.K. Chesterton, Roots and Branches, was published in 2015, with another award-winning novel, The Red Journal, released in 2019.
I have broad life experience and am effective in artistic communication and interpersonal skills, holding a BA in Communications (Bethel, MN) and an MA in Theology (Briercrest, SK). I edit academic projects for PhDs internationally (dissertations and journal articles) and have published a nonfiction book, Roots and Branches: The Symbol of the Tree in the Imagination of G.K. Chesterton (2015). However, my love is fiction; my debut novel, The Third Grace, was royalty published December 2011 and received the coveted Grace Irwin Award for Canadian Christian book of the year. I've freelanced various short stories and magazine articles over the years, with more than thirty nonfiction pieces appearing in a national legal quarterly for which I acted as staff writer and assistant editor. I also work with theologian Dr. Grant C. Richison, having co-edited his award-winning apologetics book and continuing to edit his extensive online expository Bible study circulated worldwide. I speak to various groups on subjects including the craft of writing, literature as it relates to the Bible, and living out the Christian faith. I travel widely for pleasure — so far, to more than thirty countries on five of seven continents, having sojourned several months in France, Mexico, and South America.
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