Deborah Mantella

Deborah Mantella

A transplant to the South, Deborah Mantella has lived and taught in various cities in the Northeast and the Midwest. Now a resident of Georgia, she lives outside Atlanta.
As a Deep South Magazine's 2015 Fall/Winter Reading List featured selection My Sweet Vidalia earned a spot on the Lady Banks' Bookshelf, was designated an OKRA Pick by SIBA, the Southern Independent BookSellers Alliance. 
Named to SIBA's The Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize Long List in the Prince of Tides/literary category, Mantella was also a 2016 nominee for the Lillian Smith Book Award sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/ Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College. 
My Sweet Vidalia is a SIBA TRIO pick for 2018.



Books by Deborah Mantella


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When the Spirit Is Willing

In the most commonly accepted scenario a parent raises their child. In more instances than...

Exclusive Excerpt from "My Sweet Vidalia"

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