Deborah Wong was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur. She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of London, and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance by the Malaysian Insurance Institute.
In high school, she penned her first English poem for a class-mate who wanted to impress a handsome boy next class. At sixteen, she wrote a boy band and their fans-turned-lovers story.
From 2003 to 2008, she published her fan fiction avidly in a now defunct website Winglin. Her favourite fan fiction to date is Reflection of the Crimson Obsession. It was written ‘half at home and half under the lecturer’s nose’. The story was inspired by an American film, Gossip.
In September 2012, she wrote Falling Slowly, about a Malaysian girl in love with an ex-convict in California. In November that year, she finished The Identical Love for the NaNoWriMo project. However, she has no intention to publish both of these manuscripts.
In January to August 2014, Deborah Wong’s first poem Inkstand Candles was published by ditch, a defunct Canadian on-line periodical. Her subsequent works are featured in Anak Sastra, Coffee Shop Poems, Red Fez, Mad Swirl, Eastlit Journal, Vox Poetica, Banana Writers, The Tower Journal, Wish Poetry Press, and Message In A Bottle Poetry Magazine; and then in-print by Prolific Press (Poetry Quarterly, Three-Line Poetry, Haiku Journal and Inwood Indiana Press).
In September 2014, her essay Writing in an Imperfect Voice was published by Eastlit Journal where she serves as one of their editorial board members.
In November 2014, her short story Dragon’s Lover was published by Eastlit Journal.
In December 2014, three of her poems entitled ‘Quiet Fire’, ‘Once In 365 Days’ and ‘The Key’ were published by Message In A Bottle Poetry Magazine.
In February 2015, her short story Her Anatomy was published by Inwood Indiana Press on paperback.
In March 2015, her poem entitled ‘Ballad’s Under Construction’ was featured in Crack The Spine Literary Magazine.
In December 2015, her poem entitled ‘Messy Is’ was featured in Streetcake Magazine.