Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10am-4pm at Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay

Deborah Henderson


Author headshotDeborah has always referred to herself as “A jack of all trades and a master of none.” She has worked in restaurants, bars, and department stores. She has cared for children and the elderly, worked in farming, construction, hairdressing, and drafting, and even operated her own florist shop. Her most rewarding job was raising two beautiful children. She enjoys painting, music, writing, nature, and outdoor adventures including hiking, kayaking, and the occasional rock climbing, parachuting, and scuba diving. Like many of you, she has lived a challenging life. Many traumatic experiences still weigh heavily on her soul, the most recent of which is the loss of her daughter and grandson. Deborah has also conquered personal challenges. As part of the Cancer Research Society Kilimanjaro Challenge, she raised $11,000 for cancer research. After five days of climbing, she summitted on October 28, 2013, a day she will never forget. She, like her protagonist Bobby, is a survivor who finds the strength to keep going. Deborah finds peace today living with her husband on Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, BC, surrounded by lakes, mountains, and the ocean.



The Missing Pieces (Thriller/Horror)


Deborah is based in Nanaimo.


This story is about severe trauma and a woman’s struggle to survive the aftermath. After twenty years in prison, Bobby is granted her freedom. With no recollection of her past and the events that led to her incarceration, she sets off to build a life for herself. Alone in the world, she cautiously tries to integrate back into society. As she goes about her new daily life, the pieces of her past start exploding around her. Nightmares, flashbacks, and people she meets connect her to fragments of a frightening life before prison. Knowing that Bobby suffers from PTSD, her new friends try to help her put the missing pieces of her life back together.


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