Debbie Bateman

from Maple Bay BC
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Debbie Bateman

Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer's Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her short stories and personal essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. In 2023, Ronsdale Press published her collection of short stories called “Your Body Was Made for This.” Eating too much, eating not enough, having sex, not having sex, aging parents, grief, drugs, childhood trauma, and the last call of ovaries—a woman’s body at mid-life can get complicated. And that is why she writes about it. Debbie is the proud mother of three sons. She lives in Quw'utsun (Cowichan) with her husband and soulmate. She blogs about writing at

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My great grandmother was a school teacher. She raised five children in small town Alberta. When she reached the point of near exhaustion, she would grab a book and a blanket. Then she’d tell her husband she needed a break and she’d disa...

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