Deb Peterson

Deb Peterson
Deb Peterson

Education Expert


B.A., English, St. Olaf College


  • Learning and development consultant for over 25 years
  • Has designed, written, and delivered corporate training programs for companies of all sizes
  • Owner and publisher of Marvelous! Magazine


Deb Peterson is a former writer for ThoughtCo who wrote articles about continuing education for more than seven years. Deb is the owner and publisher of Marvelous! Magazine, a subscription-based regional bimonthly magazine targeting women. Her background includes more than 14 years of experience in the creation and administration of training programs for companies of all sizes. Deb trained staff at Northwest Airlines, Bell Wholesale Travel, Inc. (BWTI), Bachman's Floral Gift and Garden, and the St. Paul Companies. She was also an adjunct instructor and community education coordinator for Arkansas State University.

Her writing includes working as a reporter and staff writer for the Baxter Bulletin, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Deb was an editor with Llewellyn Worldwide and a correspondent for USA Today. Deb's writing includes The Lost Twins–Zodiac (Windstorm, 2007), a teen fantasy novel and Tom Smackleby and the Rainbow Trout (Spider Magazine, 2006). Her work appears in Girls Life Magazine, WaterSki Magazine, and The Lutheran Journal.


Peterson holds a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.


Awards and Publications

A Message from Deb Peterson

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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