Word Alchemist Deborah Kevin (pronounced “key-vin”) loves helping heart-centered entrepreneurs attract their ideal clients and grow their businesses by creating and implementing a compelling blog strategy or coaching them as they write their books.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo, Stanford University and a Penn State University alumnus, Debby is an associate editor with Inspired Living Publishing and a former editor of the Little Patuxent Review. She’s a member of the Association of Writing Professionals.

Debby’s passions include travel, cooking, hiking, and kayaking. Her in-process novel, Finding Grace, is under revision. Currently, she plans all viewing events for the Emmy-award winning documentary “The Joe We Know.” When they’re not out discovering the world, her family lives in Maryland with their cat Princess Leia.

Fun Facts about Deborah

Deborah was born in Doylestown, the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She attended thirteen different schools before graduating from William Tennent High School in Warminster, PA (the same school from which her mother and uncles also graduated). Why did her family move so often? Her dad proudly served in the Navy for 21 years.

Fast facts about Debby:

  • Two sons call her “Mom”
  • Loves dogs, especially Shelties
  • Makes the “world’s best” Snickerdoodles
  • Plans on eating her way around the world
  • Wants to walk the entire Camino de Santiago de Compostella (and already has 77 miles under her belt)
  • Once slept out for concert tickets (Peter Gabriel, in Rochester). She was 30 years old at the time
  • Adores kayaking
  • Prefers the mountains to the ocean
  • Spent three of her four undergraduate years at Penn State University Smeal College of Business, but graduated from State University of New York – Geneseo (but once a Nittany Lion, always a Nittany Lion)
  • Worked full-time while attending college full-time, graduating with honors
  • Thinks driving a manual (stick shift) is the bomb
  • Gets up really early to write, meditate, and walk – before the rest of her family stirs
  • Researching family history is a fun pastime she shares with her dad

Our Testimonials

Debby saved the day when we needed a way to communicate….

Debby saved the day when we needed a way to communicate with our alumni group (above and beyond emails)!  When tasked with providing us with an eye-appealing way to keep our alumni informed… without a full-blown website, she listened carefully and creatively came up with using WordPress and it fit our needs perfectly!  It exceeded our expectations! My favorite part… Debby made it fun and helped us to become self-sufficient with easy to follow instructions and encouragement!  She is always an email or phone call away for questions and support!  I would highly recommend Debby/Ripcord Communications for your website and professional writing needs!

Iona Conlon,
Alumni Relations and Stewardship Officer, Penn State York Campus