Deborah Eckert grew up in a military family that came to feel at home anywhere they were posted, relishing whatever they could learn and experience from other people and lands. This love of diversity and nature has stayed with her throughout her life. She taught school in places as far-flung as Tanzania, Nepal, Cyprus and Antigua. Now settled in Antigua, she works to promote tolerance through art, education and music.
Deborah's black and white line illustrations greatly enhance Sue Appleby's book "The Hammers of Towan: a Nineteenth-Century Cornish Family."