Debora Coty

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Location: Florida
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A popular speaker, internationally published magazine writer, columnist and inspirational author, Debora is dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual growth. Her gift is humor and her passion is sharing the joy of the Lord.

Debora’s speaking style is girl-to-girl (or guy!), energetic, and hilariously anecdotal. With her unique blend of wit and near-wisdom, she’s a plain-talking gal who doesn’t lollygag around hot topics like enduring marriage, embarrassing children and aging grossfully (er, that is, gracefully). Through much laughter and a few tears, Debora transforms profound biblical truths into applicable tools that help increase faith and encourage spiritual development in the trenches of real life. Her audiences span from teens to octogenarians; themes range anywhere from defeating the joy-sucking dully-funks to keeping Christ in Christian holidays to creating poppies from poopies (finding good in the bad).

With a diverse background in Bible teaching, medical and business fields, Debora is skilled in interacting with both faith-firmly-rooted and secular/seeker audiences.

After God’s still, small voice whispered, “It’s time,” at age 45, Debora began pursuing her childhood dream of writing. Within five years she was blessed with more than 80 published articles and 11 book contracts. She considers herself the poster child for late bloomers and embodies the message that it’s never too late to chase the dreams that Papa God implants in your heart.

Debora is the award-winning author of Mom Needs Chocolate: Hugs, Humor and Hope for Surviving Motherhood and co-author of Heavenly Humor for the Woman’s Soul. She penned two inspirational YA historical novels, The Distant Shore and Billowing Sails, two devotionals, Everyday Hope and Prayers for Daughters, and is co-author of Grit for the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers. She has also contributed to numerous anthologies and devotionals.

With her two children reaped and harvested, Debora lives and loves in Tampa with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

Topics include:

Heavenly Humor for the Soul
Reconnecting with the joy of the Lord (based on Neh. 8:10 and Prov. 17:22)

Adjusting our Spiritual Antennas
Tuning in to the Holy Spirit’s guidance (based on John 14:16-17)

Taming the Beauty Beast
Discovering God’s standard of beauty (Based on Prov. 31:30 and 1 Peter 3:3-4)

Pressure Creates Both Diamonds and Volcanoes
Dealing with everyday stress (Based on Phil. 4:6-7)

I Ain’t Dead Yet
Aging grossfully, er, that is, gracefully (Based on Psalm 71:18 and Ecc. 3:1,6)

It’s all Grit for the Oyster
Has God laid it on your heart to share your story? Learn how to get your feet wet in the sea of publication. (Based on Zech. 4:10)


“Debora gives us a laugh charge and a life charge that’s better than a mocha latte.”
~Rhonda Rhea, speaker, radio personality, humor columnist and author

“Deb knows how to unwrap mom-truth in the most delightful way.”
~Patsy Clairmont, Women of Faith speaker and author

“No topic is off limits as Debora transparently shares hilarious stores and wise reflections.”
~Linda Danis, speaker and best-selling author

“Motherhood has its rewards and Debora Coty is one of them.”
~Martha Bolton, speaker and best-selling author of more than 50 books

“Debora reaches all ages with her honest wit and simplicity. She brings humor and encouragement to the soul as she truly interacts with her audience.”
~Teresa Richmond, Stonecroft Ministries, Brandon, FL

“Deb has the rare ability to captivate audiences with her first sentence and keep them riveted by entertaining anecdotes and creative word pictures.”
~Elaine Bonilla, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Seffner, FL

“God has given Deb the gift of sharing from her heart and touching yours through truth gift-wrapped in humor.”
~Jan McRae, Starke, FL

“Both the churched and unchurched can feel at home with Debora’s authentic message of hope presented in a non-preachy way. You will be encouraged and your spirits lifted!”
~Pam Lehman, Valrico, FL