In 1999, Debby also became About.com's Financial Planning Guide. An experienced accountant and business consultant, Debby cherished the opportunities she had to connect with readers, to share down to earth advice, and to help those in need of financial guidance. Her online work led to realization of a lifelong dream to become a published author, and her two books—The Everything Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s Book and 1000 Best Smart Money Secrets for Students--have helped many young people establish solid financial skills.
Debby remained devoted to her online audiences, even as she battled breast cancer. She died on February 23, 2007, after a long and courageous fight, but her spirit, sense of humor and passion for her work and for life remain an inspiration to those who knew and loved her.
Debby was not only my online colleague at About.com for nine years but my dear friend. We shared many memorable adventures, from our Maine Moose Safari to my lobster-themed wedding: Only a true friend would transport a 15-foot giant inflatable rental lobster from Maine to Connecticut! Debby's love for her native state was evident in every article she published, and I am delighted, through the generosity of her family, to be able to share with my readers some of her stories, recipes and photographs. I hope they inspire you to visit the beautiful state of Maine.
Articles by Debby Fowles
- 25 Things to Do in Portland and Southern Maine
- Day Trip: Wiscasset to Thomaston, Maine
- Fall Foliage Day Trips from Portland, Maine
- From the Maine Woods To Your Home
- The Grape Escape: Maine's Vineless Wines
- How to Spot a Maine Moose
- Ice Skating Rinks in Portland and Southern Maine
- Maine Fall Foliage Driving Tour: Portland to the Rangeley Lake Region
- How To Visit Six Lighthouses Near Portland, Maine
- The Island of Georgetown, Maine: A Day Trip from Southern Maine
- Maine Driving Tour to Union, Appleton and Camden
- Protect Yourself from Maine Mosquitoes and Black Flies
- Scenic Fall Foliage Drive from Portland to Freeport, Maine
- Speak Like a Mainer
- Top 10 Romantic Things To Do in Portland and Southern Maine
- Top 10 Routes to View Maine Fall Foliage
- Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?