Debbie Slevin, an award-winning essayist and author of UnPregnant Pause: Where Are the Babies is a writer, producer/director, and teacher. After 25 years of nurturing the theatrical yearnings of countless students, she now devotes her creative energy to exploring her own artistic passions. She conceived and co-produced The Apron Strings Project in Riverhead, NY, produced and directed The Last Five Years at Guild Hall in East Hampton, and the first NYC revival of Songs for a New World. Her original play Gate B23: Carry-On Baggage was a best-selling selection of NYC International Fringe Festival and Manhattan Repertory Theater's Winterfest. Now a well-read blogger for Huffpo50, Debbie’s writing has also appeared in Essence Magazine, Woman’s World, and Reform Judaism, among other publications. She was also a staff writer for the Jewish Standard. She is married with three children and one grandchild and makes her home in NJ and eastern Long Island.