Deborah Rice is a Communications Strategist who helps organisations engage with the public and media. For 30 years she was a multi-platform journalist, becoming one of the ABC's most versatile Senior News Reporters and Presenters. She holds an MA Writing from UTS. The first piece she wrote while at UTS, 'Foil', won the University of Canberra Short Story Competition (Tertiary) in 2001. Since then, Deborah has been working on three novels – a tale of political intrigue set in Australia in the dying days of the Cold War, a comedy of modern manners and a work of feminist crime fiction. She is also writing a major work of non-fiction. Deborah's writing is a creative response to her experiences as a journalist, chronicling the stories of people across Australia.