Deborah Fullwood was born in January 1989 in Perth Western Australia, one of the most isolated cities in the world – where the hot summer sun shines down onto the white sandy beaches and the afternoon breeze whips through the streets. She is the youngest of three children, two older brothers who certainly taught her how to be strong. Deborah’s mother was a Librarian and her father, a fire fighter.
As a child she was taught that family was everything, to be kind always and never give up; lessons she would take with her through adulthood and lessons that would become particularly important when faced with the many obstacles in her lifetime.
Deborah completed her Bachelor of Education at Edith Cowan University in 2014 and became a primary school teacher. She pursued her passion for writing poetry and fiction in her spare time. Over the next few years, Deborah gave birth to two beautiful daughters, married her soul mate Steve and believed her life was incredibly perfect until, at the age of 29, she was faced with the life altering diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer. Her perfect life became awfully hard, but her family got her through each day with a smile.
Deborah’s writing became a form of therapy during the treatment phase of her cancer, helping her to process her thoughts and emotions. She believes that her poetry can inspire, help and encourage others to keep living their best life with a smile, as there is always hope and a reason for living – her reason was her family.
Coming in February 2023
Life doesn’t always give options like meat cooked medium or rare; it serves you blindly and you must consume it whole. This life was given no alternative but breast cancer and poetry, served with raw emotions, feelings, and concepts drenched in heartache. ‘Live For Them’ is full of perceptions that others who face the same battle will truly understand and for everyone else, they may only imagine. It is a poetry collection that will devour your soul, but leave you with a sense of hope for the future.