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Deborah Pfeiffer

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Deborah Pfeiffer bio

After growing up in beautiful, rainy North Vancouver, I moved south to study broadcast journalism and English literature at the University of Oregon in Eugene, where it rains even more.

Needing sunshine, I moved to Southern California and worked for a time in Hollywood as a production assistant.

Eager to pursue a career in writing, I ended up working as a print journalist at several newspapers east of the big city of Los Angeles. There I covered beats including crime, city council, education and sports.

For 25 years I wrote countless stories, some happy, many sad. My love of journalism eventually led to a stint teaching my craft at different Southern California universities.

But exciting as Southern California is, I still liked BC best. So when the opportunity came to move back, my husband and I packed our belongings and reluctant cat in our car and drove north to Naramata.

I am now thrilled and happy to be on the Castanet staff, bringing stories of the Okanagan to readers.
Latest Articles from Deborah Pfeiffer

Jaws of Life free woman

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer An RCMP officer at the accident scene A woman was injured in a single vehicle rollover on Naramata Road in Naramata, Thursday morning. Fire Chief Tony Trovao said the incident took place at 8:35 a.m. on the

Cougar visits the Peach

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A young cougar seen in downtown Penticton Wednesday morning has been dealt with. Penticton RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said the one-year-old animal was observed in a tree by the Peach on the Beach,

Sob-storyteller in court

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A Penticton single mother who reported a thief stole gifts from her home last Christmas made her first court appearance, Wednesday Jackie Ann Hooper is facing one charge of reporting an offence committed when

Sunday market a go

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Contributed A new Sunday Market has been given the green light to start up in Summerland's downtown beginning in June. The Summerland council unanimously approved it going ahead at this week's meeting, according to Mayor Peter

Reserve death still unsolved

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Contributed A map showing the location where Stewart was last seen This is the third in a series on unsolved murders in the South Okanagan. On the last night of the year in 1996, a pretty, middle-aged woman left a New Year's

Science fair success

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Contributed Science fair winners Four students from the Okanagan recently met with success at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Six finalists from the Central Okanagan Regional Science Fair attended the fair in Fredericton, N.B.,

Sentencing delayed

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Joshua Roberts, on right, leaves the Penticton Courthouse after a previous appearance The sentencing of a Summerland businessman who pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation earlier this year continues to be

Micro biz expo launches

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer The first Micro Business Expo will open its doors in Penticton on Sunday, May 31. Hosted by Cowork Penticton, the event showcases a plethora of businesses offering services to other businesses. “The Micro

Party for KVR's 100th

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Contributed - Penticton Museum & Archives Almost a century to the day, Penticton residents will gather to celebrate the first official trains arriving in the city. The city's Museum & Archives is hosting a free centennial

Smart meter moratorium

May 28, 2015 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Citing health and other concerns, Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen director, Tom Siddon, presented a petition and called for a moratorium on smart meter installation in Area D, at the last RDOS board