Deborah Gould grew up in Portland and Brunswick. After college in New Hampshire (Colby-Sawyer), she moved to Boston and worked in the trade division at Houghton-Mifflin Co. for a stretch, but soon came to her senses and moved back to Maine. She lived and worked on a dairy farm, then owned a successful graphic arts business for a number of years before earning a degree in sign language interpreting (UNH-M). She spent the next twenty-five years in public education, specializing in English acquisition for students with cochlear implants.
Gould’s first novel, Household, appeared in 2011. Her second novel, The Eastern: The Early Years was published in 2015. She was a Maine Literary Award Short Fiction winner in 2014; The Eastern: The Early Years was a finalist in the 2016 Maine Literary Book Awards for Fiction. She’s hard at work on her third novel, The Eastern: Later On.
Deborah Gould lives and writes in Brunswick for three seasons; she summers on Flying Pond in Mount Vernon.