Business PR and Creative Writing

With 30+ years in journalist, creative, PR, and advertorial (advertising editorial) copywriting, The WriteOne Creative Services provides compelling, exciting, and out-of-the-box copy with the perfect balance of style and voice. From corporate newsletters and press releases to public relations copy and entertainer and corporate bios, the WriteOne Creative Services can handle it all. Owner Deborah Kelley currently hones her craft as a Watermark and Florida Woman Magazine reporter and as a Broadway World and Creative Loafing theatre reviewer.

Past journalism experience includes being a guest editor for AOL Patch, Carrollwood, and Westchase, a columnist for Prism Publishing, a reporter for the Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles Magazine, Neighborhood News, and Laker Lutz News, an entertainment writer for The Free Press, a vegan food reviewer for, a music reviewer for Punch Records US, a theatre reviewer for Groove Magazine, and a freelance reporter for Seedling Magazine.

She is a twice-published author of a children’s early reader, “The Alien & Me,” and a young adult fiction anthology, “Damaged Goods.” She is also an award-winning playwright who has also written and directed numerous one-act plays performed in festivals throughout Tampa Bay. In 2023, she received the Gobioff Foundation Grant for her debut play showcase. In 2019, she was presented with the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival’s “Denise Deneen” award for her work in theatre. 2017, she was awarded the Theatre Tampa Bay Jeff Norton Dream Grant to produce a show she wrote about bullying, mental health, and gun violence with Peter Nason called “A Necessary Conversation” at Straz Center’s TECO Theatre, donating ticket sales to Moms Demand Action, Tampa. The show went on to win 2018 Broadway World, Tampa Bay’s “Best Actor” and “Best Actress.” The show was nominated in 2020 for Broadway World, Tampa Bay’s “Best Original Script of the Decade.” An expanded version of the play debuted in Powerstories Voices of Truth Theatre Festival in March 2021 and won the “Critic’s Choice” award.  The play went on to win 2021 Broadway World, Tampa Bay’s “Best Performer and Supporting Performing in a Streaming Play.”

On December 7th, 2019, she produced a show of monologues she wrote with the community at Powerstories Theatre called “Breast Advice: An Uplifting Conversation about Boobs” to resoundingly positive responses. The play was nominated for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2020 “Best Theatre Production” and “Best Playwright” and debuted in the 2022 Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, the 2022 recipient of the Gobioff Foundation Grant. The play was nominated for Broadway World Tampa 2022 “Best Director, Best Play, Best New Play or Musical, Best Ensemble, and Best Performer.” It won runner-up for Best New Play or Musical. The play and five others were in her first sold-out playwright showcase on May 2023 as part of Tapestry: A Weekend of Socially-Conscious Storytelling in Safety Harbor. She was a finalist for “Best Playwright” for 2023 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay and was nominated for Broadway World Tampa’s “Best Ensemble,” “Best New Play or Musical,” “Best Play,” “Best Direction of a Play,” “Best Performer in a Play,” and “Best Supporting Performer in a Play.”

Young Adult & Children’s Early Reader


Broadway (online theatre reviewer)


Tampa Bay News and Lifestyles Magazine

Groove Magazine (online theatre reviewer)



Online Local News Hub – AOL Patch Carrollwood & Westchase

Press Releases (for Carrollwood Players Theatre)

Tampa Tribune (Newspaper closed)

  • Tampa Tribune: Bucket list birthday is a real bash
  • Tampa Tribune: Bucs dig in at school’s garden
  • Tampa Tribune: Kids clowning encouraged
  • Tampa Tribune: Benefit concert for Trinity Cafe 2
  • Tampa Tribune: Disability is only a word
  • Tampa Tribune: Jim Chambers Music Box keeps students in tune
  • Tampa Tribune: Operation Hope
  • Tampa Tribune: Arts Council, Children’s Home work together toward music program
  • Tampa Tribune: In a year, teen created music career
  • Tampa Tribune: Teen overcomes setbacks to share gift of song
  • Tampa Tribune: Local teen has “The Voice”‘
  • Tampa Tribune: In this haunt, don’t scream
  • Tampa Tribune: Young Carrollwood jokester becomes published author
  • Tampa Tribune: Patel students bring fairy tales to life
  • Tampa Tribune: Mom’s backyard gets pampered
  • Tampa Tribune: Star Spangled Art exhibit captures soldier’s experiences
  • Tampa Tribune: Broken Yolk comes to Carrollwood
  • Tampa Tribune: PAWS UP for Animal Coalition of Tampa
  • Tampa Tribune: Drama outreach into school turns strangers to friends
  • Tampa Tribune: HCC students, faculty contribute to Paint Your Heart Out Tampa
  • Tampa Tribune: There’s no ‘Doubt’ drama swept Nancy Awards
  • Tampa Tribune: Competition showcase pre-teen playwrights
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players’ drama focuses on family greed
  • Tampa Tribune: Theatre to showcase original one act plays
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players bring ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ to stage
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players Has a Plateful of Holiday Offerings
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players offer military discount weekend
  • Tampa Tribune: Blast from the Past – Nancy Awards
  • Tampa Tribune: Players honor the greatest songwriter you’ve probably never heard of
  • Tampa Tribune: Play is edgier than ‘Steel Magnolias” with an attitude
  • Tampa Tribune: ‘Breaking Legs’ on good footing at Carrollwood Players
  • Tampa Tribune: New performance space opens with staged reading of classic comedy
  • Tampa Tribune: Players pack a week of activity into a one-act weekend
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players May Just Have What You’re “Looking” For
  • Tampa Tribune: Priest and nun face off in ‘Doubt’
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players Theatre seeks male talent for ‘Babes in Toyland’
  • Tampa Tribune: Classic musical comes alive at Carrollwood Players
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players Celebrates 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Pays Musical Tribute to its Heroes
  • Tampa Tribune: ‘Idol’ comes to Carrollwood Players Theatre
  • Tampa Tribune: BurgerMonger fundraiser will help feed Seymour
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players ‘The Cemetery Club’ about love and loss
  • Tampa Tribune: Carrollwood Players to showcase new local playwrights


Winners Within Us Magazine (online)

Positive Impact Magazine
-Carissa Caricato- A Light in A Dark World
-TedxYouthTampaBay Showcases Young People with a Passion

Bella DOG Magazine
Tampa Returns to Wonderland

Gulfport Magazine
Cover Story: Art Scene in Gulfport Cover

AOL Patch and Post Grape-Nuts Journeys
After Death Sentence, Survivor Declares War on Cancer
After Dog Transforms Life, Veteran Works to Help Others

Non Profit Portraits
– Haunted Heights Halloween Extravaganza
– Johnna Guzman, Barkin Hearts…. a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
– Wonderland Extravaganza Planner for Dogma
– President Tod Jeffers, Pasco County Foster Parent and Adoptive Association
– Founder Peggie Sherry and Faces of Courage, Women and Children Cancer Camp
– Director of Development Amy Scott and The Centre for Women
– CEO Anna Trefethen and the American Red Cross Tampa Bay
– Marketing Director Laure Pericot and the Carrollwood Cultural Center
– Operation-SOS: Honoring Fallen Soldiers

Business Profiles
– Dr. Mark Sibley – Team National
– Whitzend kidZone…. New Kidz in Town

Entertainer Performance Profiles
– Opera Singer Lia Menna
– Founder Joe Yazbeck and Heartbeat Productions
– Singer / Songwriter Stephanie Anderson
– Singer Dennis Johnson
– Musician Alex Feder

Business and Event Reports
– Nanny Jeans to Host Silly Bandz Exchange
– Lee Academy for Gifted Education: Commencement Speaker James E. Tokley
– Decorating Elves: Fifth Location
– Vickie Anderson: Vickie’s Aqua Challenge
– Stephanie Meyer: Vampires and Werewolves and Borders, Oh My!
– Owner/Comedienne Bobby Jewell and Side Splitters Comedy Club
– Co-Founder Jim Grady and Babelation Website