Deborah Jenkins is the author of Winter Lights, a short story collection publishing in November 2023.
Deborah is a freelance writer and primary teacher who has worked in schools in the UK and abroad. Her novel Braver, published with Fairlight Books in June 2022, was shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Best First Novel Award and the Society of Authors ADCI Literary Prize. She has written several educational textbooks, as well as articles for the TES online and Guardian Weekend, among other publications. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and she has also published a novella, The Evenness of Things.
Deborah lives in Sussex and enjoys reading, walking, gardening, travel and good coffee. She writes a blog at https://www.stillwonderinghere.net/.
A woman drives through woods in winter. On either side of the car, tall trees stand and sulk, resisting winter’s demise at the year’s turn. The woman is scared. She is the fifth carer for the old man, and no one has told her why. But she’s heard the stories and she is afraid. It’s …