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

Alzheimer group gets boost

Jul 30, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer This is the fifth in a monthly series featuring the charities and nonprofits recognized by Penticton’s 100 Women Who Care. Four times a year, the group meets to award three local charities a monetary grant. The

ESS centre winding down

Jul 29, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Penticton's Emergency Social Services reception centre remains open, but is slowly winding down operations as many wildfire evacuees return home to the Cariboo and Thompson-Nicola regions ESS director Bonny Billups

Tribute rock show on Sat.

Jul 28, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Tickets are still available for "Totally Tom Petty hosts the Women of Rock" at the Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver on Saturday night. The show is a Tom Petty Tribute, played by Phil Dunget, and his

Remembering Bear

Jul 28, 2017 / 4:18 pm

Photo: Contributed A celebration of life for a well-known Penticton man is taking place this weekend. People are being invited to remember Joseph Foy Frocklage — better known as "Bear" — who died of an overdose in December. "It's

2 years for shooting incident

Jul 28, 2017 / 2:31 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer A Penticton man facing charges in connection to a non-fatal shooting incident that took place in January was sentenced to 730 days in federal prison, Friday in Penticton court. The sentence was imposed by Judge Gregory

Yacht Club bouncing back

Jul 28, 2017 / 6:53 am

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Now that the threat of high water is past, it's pretty much business as usual at the Penticton Yacht Club. The sandbags that ringed the club on Okanagan Lake are gone and visitors are returning. "It was

$25k for Discovery House

Jul 28, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Parkers Chrysler and Janet Parker have collectively donated $25,000 to Discovery House. “This is an immense help," said executive house director Jerome Abraham. "We had no idea it would be such a generous

Pit spit champion retains

Jul 27, 2017 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer Colin Lacey of Edmonton won for the third year in a row at the eighth annual Great Naramata Cherry Pit Spit Contest on Wednesday. The contest, with 38 contestants, was held before a crowd at the Naramata Community

Fire truck hit-and-run

Jul 27, 2017 / 9:34 am

Photo: Contributed The Naramata Fire Department's Engine 163 and a crew of five were involved in a hit-and-run during a training night this week at the corner of North Naramata Road and Robinson Avenue.  A mini van travelling

Rock the Sun

Jul 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A band that bills itself as a hippy rock family band is slated to play in Penticton next week. Daring Greatly will be performing at Rock the Sun at Gyro Park on Friday, July 28. Daring Greatly is an independent, five-piece



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