Hello and welcome to my home on the web. My name is Debra Webb Rogers, and I write fiction and create tatted jewelry under the name Violet Rightmire.

I retired from the world of professional ballet several years ago, and I now divide my time between teaching dance, writing novels and tatting jewelry. I also enjoy tracing my family history and writing books on genealogy and history.

So relax and enjoy browsing the site. You can contact me at this address:


My tatted jewelry is now available at Treasures in the Pines in charming downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Come by and select a one-of-a-kind holiday gift!

I am excited to announce that my books JACKSONVILLE'S SOUTHSIDE and SAN MARCO have been chosen for sale at the Target location at 490 Marsh Landing Pkwy in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Depending on the success of these titles, they may be expanded into even more stores. I hope you'll stop by and add some Arcadia books to your holiday shopping list. They make great gifts!

My novel, DANCING IN TIME will be released as an audiobook from The Wild Rose Press! Stay tuned!

2017/2018 NEWS AND EVENTS:

Read my March 2017 interview at C Kevin Thompsons Blog.


On Saturday, December 10, I will be signing books during Holiday Magic in the Square at San Marco Books and More.

September 2016:

Introducing my latest book:

Family Tree Coloring Book!

Each page in this keepsake coloring book provides space for recording family history information along with beautiful designs to color. As you can see by the Table of Contents, you can even color-code your research.

Available now for $7.95 at San Marco Books and More and from Amazon

On March 11th and 12th, I will be at
The Dahlonega Literary Festival as one of their Regional Writers.


July 10 at 4pm I will be giving a presentation at one of my favorite places, Little Switzerland Books and Beans.

Read my interview at Ballet Connections.


December 2014: First Place for my Christmas short story at journezine."One Single Present" is written under my pen name Violet Rightmire.

On June 28, I will be signing books at High Country Festival of the Book in Boone, North Carolina.

On April 19, I will be at the Riverside Arts Market at the booth of the Jacksonville branch of the The National League of American Pen Women.

On April 12, I will be the featured speaker at the Jacksonville branch of the The National League of American Pen Women.

I am excited to be a part of the The Amelia Island Book Festival as one of their Young Adult Authors as well as being selected as one of their "Authors in Schools"! Come by and say hello on Saturday, February 22nd.

Please visit my blog at:

Ballet Webb

or follow me on Pinterest

or find my dance related products at

ThackerHouse's Store at Zazzle


A poignant romance about the barrier of time... and the resiliency of love.

Available from: The Wild Rose Press

$8.99 in paperback from
Also available for 99 cents at
Amazon's Kindle Store

A poignant story of love, suspense, mystery and faith. Perfect for the holidays and beyond!


My second book for Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series entitled: Jacksonville's Southside is the recipient of a 2014 Preservation Award from the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission!

View Times-Union article.

Listen to the WJCT First Coast Connect interview,in the Archives section, August 26th.

San Marco book available now.

A photographic history of one of the most picturesque areas in Jacksonville, Florida: San Marco.
Available from Arcadia Publishing

Dance photographs of Ms. Rogers on this web site courtesy of The Florida Ballet