Debra L. Winegarten, a third generation Texan, is the author of six award-winning books, in addition to being the founder and owner of Sociosights Press. She either stumbled into publishing or "claimed it," or some combination thereof starting in 1998 when she published her first book, "Strong Family Ties: The Tiny Hawkins Story."

Since then, she has gone onto publish not only her own books, but now has taken on other authors, as well. She divides her time between working on her own books (which can be found at, and devoting herself to her publishing company's success. When not writing, marketing, doing project management or public speaking, she lives in Austin, Texas with her beloved heart partner and wife, Cindy Huyser, also an award-winning poet.