May 5, 2016 LA PRENSA ~ CURSOS: Escribir como terapia (Writing as therapy).

July 10, 2015 PRESS ENTERPRISE Foundation Spotlight Women Wonder Writers using writing and other art programs to empower at-risk youth and promote healing.


Wednesday, January 1
Courageous Conversations Marathon of Dialogue
Guest speaker Author, Attorney & Advocate Debra Mares participates in a 1-hour segment discussing child abuse from 4-5pm.  All are welcome to listen and connect online by going to
Thursday, January 16
The Mamacita Murders Book Club
Session private & closed, Ages 13-18.  10 week book club hosted by guest author Debra Mares discussing various issues addressed in the book, including the benefits of reading, writing & attending school, human trafficking, domestic violence, healthy relationships, self-esteem, substance abuse, survivor’s guilt, community service, bullying, the criminal justice system, gangs, suicide, community relationships with police, and sexual abuse.

Friday, January 17
Orange County Book Club
Session private & closed, Adult Women. Debra participates as a guest-author discussing The Suburban Seduccion. 

Thursday, January 23
Breaking Free Presentation
Debra delivers her 40 minute presentation to students & parents at Mission Middle School, closed session open only to Mission Middle School students & parents. 9-11:00 a.m. & 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 22
I Imagine Me Beautiful Girls Symposium
At a young women's symposium hosted by The Persona Program, Debra participates in a Panel Discussion and hosts an Art & Poetry Workshop from 10-4pm. Young Women Ages 11-18 are welcome! Lawndale Community Center, 14700 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, California; For tickets, visit EventBrite. 
Sunday, March 16
Tucson Festival of Books
At University of Arizona, in the Author Pavillion Central 9:30-11:30 a.m., Debra participates in a Book Signing & Meet the Author talk; All are welcome! For more details, visit


Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Author Interview at Explorations

Press Release - Book Launch The Suburban Seduccion, October 2014


Debra's Book Blog Tour in June 2012:

Monday, June 4
Guest Blogging & Book Giveaway at Lori’s Reading Corner

Tuesday, June 5
Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, June 6
Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews

Thursday, June 7
Interview at Blog Critics

Thursday, June 14
Guest Blogging at Darlene's Book Nook

Friday, June 15
Book Review at Bibliographic

Monday, June 18
Interview at Examiner

Wednesday, June 20
Book Review at Waiting on Sunday to Drown

Interview at The Plot Thickens

Friday, June 22
Book Review at Books, Books & More Books