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Deborah Davis

Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D., is best known for her first book, Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. More than 30 years ago, Fulcrum understood the need for such a book (now in its 3rd edition), thus launching Debbie’s successful writing career. Her other books include the award-winning Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child (with Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D.), plus four others that guide and support parents around the heart-wrenching topics of stillbirth, neonatal intensive care, hospice, and palliative care, and pediatric medical ethics.


Debbie is uniquely qualified to fill this niche, having graduate degrees in developmental psychology from the University of Massachusetts, supplemented with education and research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  She has also contributed to a number of other books written for parents, as well as book chapters, position statements, and workshops aimed at professionals.  Her blog, Laugh, Cry, Live, explores a wide range of topics @ 


As a writer who happily sets her own hours, she is able to play a lot of doubles volleyball, go social dancing late into the night, and pick the coldest, snowiest days to ski near the Continental Divide, west of Denver, Colorado.

Photo credit: Ted Gotwals

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