Debra White Smith is a seasoned author, speaker, and media personality who has 54 book sales to her credit, both fiction and non-fiction. Her best-selling titles include Romancing Your Husband, The Divine Romance: Experiencing Intimacy with God, The Tie that Binds: A Marriage Revolution of Love, The Jane Austen Fiction Series, and the Lone Star Intrigue Series. Debra is also the author of a newspaper column, “Ask Debra,” that ran from 2011-2013 and offered biblical answers to today’s issues. Her first goal as an author and speaker is to be real—to deal honestly with real issues and show God’s grace in the midst of everyday life. She possesses a passion to apply the whole Bible to ordinary life and inspire people to encounter God’s revolutionary power in every aspect of their lives. Whether she ministers through the written or spoken word, through hilarity or tears, her goal is to encourage people to cling to God and implement practical, vibrant biblical truths that will empower them and change their lives.
Since 1997 Debra has been blessed with over 1 million books in print. Her work has appeared on various bestseller lists, and she has been repeatedly voted a reader favorite. Presently, Debra holds a B.A. and M.A. in English. After finishing the rigorous requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene, Debra was ordained an Elder in 2014. Debra and her husband, Daniel, also an ordained Elder, currently co-pastor a Nazarene church in East Texas. Furthermore, Debra is enrolled at Northwest Nazarene University in pursuit of her Ed.S. and Ph.D. in Education. Debra currently teaches college full-time but still makes room for speaking engagements in her schedule as they are requested. For years, Debra’s award-winning writing, entertaining humor, and biblical knowledge made her a much-sought-after conference speaker.
Debra has been a popular guest on radio and TV across the nation, including The 700 Club, At Home Life, Harvest, Getting Together, His Place, Moody Broadcasting, ABC Radio, Midday Connection, Fox TV, USA Radio Network News, as well as a vast array of regional media spots. She has also been the featured relationship specialist on the new Fox News radio show, Plain Jane Wisdom. Her favorite hobbies include fishing, shopping, and attending movies and theater productions with her family. Debra also vows she would walk 50 miles for a scoop of German Chocolate ice cream.