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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

Disc golf season underway

Apr 28, 2017 / 9:14 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Families are being invited to give the sport of disc golf a try on Saturday in Penticton. It is being offered by Penticton United Disc Golf at the Rotary Marina View Disc Golf Course, with all age, gender and skill

Knife wielding burglar jailed

Apr 28, 2017 / 1:57 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A South Okanagan man was sentenced to 991 days behind bars for his involvement in a violent break and enter and several other offences. Bryce Williamson, 28, was sentenced in Penticton court on Friday. With time served,

Bringing families together

Apr 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Families from all walks of life gathered at Penticton's Ooknakane Friendship Centre, Thursday night to share food, make friends and learn. There was a speaker for the adults, arts and crafts for children and good

Community garden growing

Apr 27, 2017 / 5:42 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Incredible Edible Penticton is expanding its garden space and looking for people in the community to help out. Work groups are planned starting in May to make improvements to the garden on Hastings Avenue. "There

Radio volunteers honoured

Apr 27, 2017 / 12:41 pm

Photo: Contributed Peach City Radio recently recognized and thanked the volunteers behind the community radio station in Penticton. A celebration was held April 23 at the Nest and Nectar in the Cannery Trade Centre during National Volunteer

Busy night for fire dept.

Apr 27, 2017 / 10:57 am

Photo: Oliver Daily News Oliver volunteer firefighters were busy running from one incident to the next on Wednesday night. At about 9 p.m. they responded to a single vehicle rollover on Tucelnuit Drive, north of Oliver. The single

Giant yard sale coming

Apr 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed There are not many communities where life is put on hold for half a day so that visitors can attend a giant yard sale. For the past six years on the last Saturday of April, 10 per cent of the homes in Naramata have participated

Work on BMX track coming

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Construction of a BMX track adjacent to Munson Mountain Park is scheduled to start during the first week of May. Contractors will be onsite and working with an expert from the American Bicycle Association with experience

New look for Smart Shopper

Apr 22, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer An old building in the heart of Penticton's downtown is getting a facelift. Work started this week to improve the facade on the Smart Shopper building on the 200 block of Main Street. "I'm absolutely

Truck soars off KVR trail

Apr 21, 2017 / 5:05 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A pickup truck, driving on the KVR trail north of Penticton, lost control and went down an embankment, smashing through a garage and into a parked vehicle on Friday afternoon, according to witnesses.  Bob Harvey,