MEET r.s. Dabney

R.S. Dabney’s passion for reading, writing, and exploring thrilling stories about unlikely heroes conquering evil started at a young age, culminating in the completion of her first two novels, The Soul Mender, book one in The Soul Mender Trilogy, and The Peace Keeper. Her favorite books span every genre and she likes to describe her own work as having something for everyone—a sprinkle of suspense, a dash of adventure, and a whole lot of good versus evil.

R.S. grew up running around the red rocks and ravines in the deserts of southern Utah, building forts, fighting battles, and living the lives of all the characters she and her friends created. An avid lover of all things nature and the outdoors, R. S. attended Texas A&M University where she majored in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and minored in Park and Natural Resource Management. She worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for three years before leaving to pursue her dream of writing a novel.

She currently lives in the Big Bend region of Texas with her husband, two dogs, and cat. When she isn’t lost in another dimension creating havoc for her characters and stories, she enjoys mountain biking, exploring the desert, and eating way too much Mexican food.


Affiliations and Organizations:

El Paso Writers' League

Texas Mountain Trail Writers

Texas Association of Authors

Writers' League of Texas

Independent Book Publisher's Association

Awards and Nominations:

2014 El Paso Writers’ League Annual Contest: First Place, Mystery and Suspense for The Soul Mender

2016 Kirkus Star for The Soul Mender

2016 Best Indie Debut Novel—The Soul Mender—Kirkus Reviews

2016 Quarter Finalist for the Booklife Prize in Fiction for The Soul Mender

2016 Runner Up for the Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Contest

2016 El Paso Writers' League Annual Contest: First Place Open Form Poetry—Nowhere

2016 El Paso Writers' League Annual Contest: Second Place Sci-Fi/Fantasy—The Peace Keeper

2016 El Paso Writers' League Annual Contest: First Place Young Adult—The Ascenditure

2017 Winner in the Genre Fiction Category—The Soul Mender—Los Angeles Book Fest

2017 Winner in the Sequel Category—The Peace Keeper—Los Angeles Book Fest

2017 Winner in the Urban Fantasy Category - The Soul Mender - Reader's Favorite Book Awards

2017 Winner in the Paranormal/Supernatural Category - The Soul Mender - IAN Book of the Year Awards