About Deborah


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.

Publication history

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.


17 thoughts on “About Deborah

  1. sellairene September 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Hi Deborah ( beautiful name ). I can feel the passion of your writing. Great blog ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, Thank you for the liked my post. God bless you.

    • Deborah Wong September 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm Reply

      I can feel the potential in your writing – all straight from the heart, no playing coy. Keep it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • sellairene September 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Deborah Wong September 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. graham1962 April 13, 2014 at 11:00 am Reply

    Hey it is great to find this blog and thanks for visiting mine. Are you aware I and some others run Eastlit: a creative writing, literature and art journal focused on East and South East Asia? We would love to have some of your poetry submitted for possible publication.

    • Deborah Wong April 13, 2014 at 11:05 am Reply

      Hi Graham. In fact I’ve submitted my poems last month. And you’ve informed me that you’ll get back to me by May or so. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Elizabeth December 19, 2014 at 6:00 am Reply

    Deborah, looking forward to reading more of your poetry and stories. All the best.

    • Deborah Wong December 19, 2014 at 6:06 pm Reply

      Thank you Elizabeth for ‘following’ my blog. It’s nice meeting you and I will do my best in writing more poetry and stories. XOXO

  4. Deborah Wong February 6, 2015 at 11:38 am Reply

    Thank you Emkay. This is one of the best presents for year 2015 ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jasmine Lacson Reonisto March 2, 2015 at 10:06 am Reply

    Hi Ms. Deborah ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your poems are really great ! I wanted to know what inspires you to compose a poem .

    • Deborah Wong March 2, 2015 at 11:51 am Reply

      Hi Jasmine,

      Thank you for your support and commenting on my weblog. Basically anything that has to do with the universal element will be my inspiration. I write with honesty and straight from my heart. Hugs. XOXO…

  6. Jasmine Lacson Reonisto March 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Thank you Ms. Deborah for your answer ! ๐Ÿ™‚ May i ask for a follow-up question???
    Can you please explain further why you’d written the poems “Say Like You Mean It ” and “Someone Else’s Loneliness” ? Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚
    What is the literary framework used ? Is it a biographical approach ?

    • Deborah Wong March 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm Reply

      Hi Jasmine. There’s no literary framework used here. I write based on true feelings, about unattainable love, the one who got away and nuance towards the universe. It has of course, to do with biographical approach, a little less or more, it doesn’t matter. After all, poetry in particular is an expression of rawness and honesty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Poetry by Tosh July 15, 2015 at 8:31 am Reply

    Deborah, your words are beautiful.

    • Deborah Wong July 15, 2015 at 10:16 am Reply

      Hi Tosh, truly appreciate your comment. Keep it up on your work too. XOXO

  8. marilynwrites April 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm Reply

    Came across your blog through Malaysian Writers.. very inspiring to me ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful writing too!

    • Deborah Wong April 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm Reply

      Hi Marilyn! Thank you for your encouraging message. Will keep it up to write more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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