Debra Bokur

DEBRA BOKUR is the author of THE FIRE THIEF, the first in a debut mystery series forthcoming from Kensington in 2020. Debra has spent decades traveling the world as a writer, filmmaker, and journalist for national media outlets, and has won multiple awards, including a 2015 Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism.

While working as the Travel Editor for a national health and wellness magazine, Debra was sent to Hawaii to produce a series of features exploring the rich cultural traditions associated with island lore. Overthe course of seven years, she worked with spiritual leaders, attended healing ceremonies, picked herbs on mountainsides, and learned many of the oral traditions, all of which inspired her novels.

Debra divides her time between writing spaces in the mountains of Colorado and coastal Maine, where she enjoys hiking with her husband, drawing, photography, gardening and spending quality time at her desk being supervised by two opinioned cats. Learn more about Debra at or follow her on Instagram #debrabokur or Twitter @SpaTravelPro.