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Speaker Profile - Deborah Schaumberg


Region: Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia
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Originally from Brooklyn, I grew up renovating old houses with my family. We walked the rooms making up stories filled with dark secrets and ghosts. I studied architecture in New Orleans - a city saturated with crumbling plantations, creepy cemeteries, and tales of voodoo magic.

On a trek in Nepal, I imagined a girl that saw energy, and wondered, what if she could affect this energy? The seed of THE TOMBS was planted. In writing, I discovered an unparalleled outlet for my vivid and admittedly weird imagination. I love dreaming up worlds and imagining past the confines of what real blueprints can hold.

I live with my family and two dogs in Maryland, just outside DC, I collect old bottles, and my favorite holiday is, you guessed it, Halloween.