We welcome Deborah A. Culp to the Pride Publishing Group family. Deborah A. Culp is an accomplished journalist, photographer and social media strategist with over 20 years of hard earned experience. She is originally from Detroit, Mich. and became a Nashville resident in 2014, by way of North Carolina.
Deemed a ‘true Yankee,’ Culp is becoming acclimated to the beautiful South and happy to get to know her way around Nashville.
“The sights, sounds and food are spectacular,” said Culp. “The people are so laid back and really want to get to know you. But on the food, I have to watch the traditional southern cuisine. I can count the extra rolls leading to a muffin top around the top of my Capri’s.”
Deborah’s partial and previous publication writing includes: The Michigan Black Press Association; Detroit News, ‘On Detroit’ columnist: Wilmington Star News online, Divine Caroline, Divine magazine; The Tennessee Tribune, Convenient Shopper magazine; The Treva and Kevin Show; TPEpost News; Change Gospel magazine; The History of Jazz Music; LiveMyGospel; The Streets Don’t Love You Back; Examiner.com; Fabulous Female & Fly, Path magazine; and her Blog: ‘Debbie’s World.’ Always wanting to help others she started ‘God’s Writer Girl Ministries’ in 2012, an online writing and communications ministry.
A great deal of this embodied passion and drive stems from Ms. Culp being a Lupus SLE survivor. She overcame the death of her husband, daughter and Mother-in-Love, almost back to back.
When asked how she ‘stays the course,’ Deborah attributes each and everything to God first, her faith and the many earth angels she is blessed with. The latter ranges from support groups, caring family, and friends across the country and beyond.
She and her late husband raised one son together, who now proudly serves in the United States Marine Corps. Having a hand in helping various young people, family and friends who either joined the military or went on to college, she launched a military family support group called ‘Minority Military Moms and Supporters.’ Any mother or family member is welcome to join or be a positive part of that information and support group.
If she were to write her relocation journey over the last five years, it would probably be the following: “From Motown, to Movie Town to Music City USA.” She is from Motown, where they put music in the ears and the world on wheels. Movie Town: Wilmington, N.C., often regarded as the Hollywood of the East. There she did voice over’s and accepted some ‘extra’ work. Now a proud resident of Nashville and happy to be a member of the esteemed Pride Publishing Family, Culp’s new address adds ‘Music City USA.’
Culp is writing her first book, Then There was Laughter. She currently serves on her church’s Swift Tabernacle Baptist Church Social Ministry Team. She also assists with her apartment building newsletter and photographs for special events volunteers when time permits. Her hobbies include: writing, photography, music, travel, thrift shopping, sightseeing various attractions, and the precious time she spends with family and friends.
Visit her website at www.About.me/Deborahculp.