Deb Schense was born in Charles City, Iowa and raised in rural Waverly, Iowa. Growing up on a hilltop farm, she learned to fish, horseback ride, and love the outdoors. As a young child, she would sit at her grandmother's kitchen table, color, and draw for hours. In her early teen years, she began to paint in oils.
Her favorite landscape oil painting was of a barge floating down the Mississippi River from a vantage point of the top of a hill. After high school, she attended Kirkwood Community College and received an Associate of Applied Science degree. Later, she went on to the University of Iowa where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. By combining her skills with computers and art, Deb now uses the computer as her medium to create books of all kinds.
Recently she has taken courses through Kirkwood on writing manuscripts and is in the process of publishing a fiction book, "Extended Vacation." She has also written the screenplay to go with the book. Currently, she makes her home near North Liberty, Iowa with her husband and son.