About Me

Debra Palmquist is a writer, enthusiastic researcher and dedicated observer. She writes of family, nature, and place through life’s seasons of joy and loss, chronic illness, and aging. Grandmother to four, she loves to share her enthusiasm for reading, tea parties and imagined places. She lives with her husband and flat-coated retriever in Plymouth, Minnesota and Herbster, Wisconsin.

Witness the making of a modern matriarch–redefining what it means to be mother, grandmother and elder at a time of endings and beginnings, that stage in life you aren’t quite ready for– taking the top spot on the family tree.