Meet the Author: Deborah Goodrich Royce

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"Reef Road" occurs from a decade-old unsolved murder in Pittsburgh to a gruesome discovery washing up on the shore of Palm Beach.

Deborah's thrillers examine puzzles of identity. "Ruby Falls" won the Zibby Award for Best Plot Twist in 2021, and "Finding Mrs. Ford" was hailed by Forbes, Book Riot, and Good Morning America's "best of" lists in 2019. Deborah began as an actress on 'All My Children' (playing the sister of legendary Erica Kane) and in multiple films. She became the story editor at Miramax Films, developing "Emma" and early versions of "Chicago" and "A Wrinkle in Time." She visits the guild to talk about her latest book, "Reef Road" which careens from a decades-old unsolved murder in Pittsburgh to a gruesome discovery washing up on the shore of the breezy ocean town of Palm Beach.