Deb Mohr

I was born in the town of Salem, Oregon. When I was four years old, I moved with my family to Milton-Freewater. It was a delightful, bustling small town and I have fond memories of fine times. During the war I spent summers at a pristine lake up in the Blue Mountains. Elk Lake in the Cascades was a favorite vacation place for me and my family. We moved to The Dalles when I was 15 and I graduated from The Dalles High School.

A few years later I enrolled at the University of Oregon and eventually I met DeNorval Unthank, a black student, an architecture student. We married late that summer and we had three children (a decade ago I lost my son to addiction).

I returned to school and studied Journalism and the Russian Culture. I’ve lived in Eugene, Oregon since and I started writing in earnest after the children had grown. I’m now married to Fred Mohr, who composes music, is a fabulous cook and my chief supporter.

My latest book, “Great Day in the Morning,” will be out this spring. It’s about a girl who lives in Mississippi and comes of age in the 1960’s during the early Civil Rights Movement.

Deb Mohr