Debby grew up in an Air Force family, with etiquette and good manners being essential at all times. Her mother sent her to a 6-week department store charm school for children where she learned posture (the old book on the head routine), poise, and how to drink tea without spilling it. After she graduated from high school, she went to the University of Southern Mississippi and joined a sorority where she learned even more layers of etiquette. Her southern parents and grandparents considered using the correct fork and knowing how to write thank you notes as fundamental as breathing and eating. She is bursting with the desire to share her knowledge with the world.
Debby Mayne has published more than 30 books and novellas, 400 print short stories and articles, more than 1,000 web articles, and a slew of devotions for women. Many of her etiquette articles have appeared on the DexKnows Weddings and Livestrong websites.
She has also worked as managing editor of a national health magazine, product information writer for HSN, a creative writing instructor for Long Ridge Writers Group, and a copy editor and proofreader for several book publishers. For the past ten years, she has judged the Writers Digest Annual Competition, Short-Short Contest, and Self-Published Book Competition. Three of Debby’s books have been top ten favorites by the Heartsong Presents book club. Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida received 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times Magazine, and was named a Top Pick for the month of July 2009.
Etiquette is essential in all areas of life, from birth and weddings to funerals and everything in between. Even if you don’t use all the information, it’s always good to have access to it. This site is where you’ll find what you need to know to make a good lasting impression.