Deborah Wong was born in Kuala Lumpur, and raised in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. 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 fan-girl in love with the Backstreet Boys novelette.
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 July 2010 to August 2010, she’s enrolled in the summer intensive creative writing courses in the University of British Columbia, Canada, whereby she’s taken a novel writing course under Nancy Lee, the author of Dead Girls and The Age.
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 these manuscripts.
She’s currently revising her unfinished writing projects, while working on a fictionalised memoir based on her study-cation in Vancouver during the summer of 2010, and collaborating with an emerging Australian artist on a poetry-painting crossover via Instagram.
Her full publication list can be found here.