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Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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(Last updated March 16, 2016) 

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- Inkygirl: Reading, Writing and Illustrating Books For Young People

- About Debbie: bio, press, book covers and headshot photos, links to interviews, FAQ

- Debbie's Appearances, Interviews and Press: Info about Debbie's school visits (including virtual visits) and other appearances, publicist info, upcoming appearances, press info.

- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: answers to questions about Debbie's process, personal life, getting into the business, promotion and social media, permission to use her illustrations and comics, hiring her to do work, resources for teachers and librarians.

- Write to the author/illustrator: If your class sends me snailmail about a book I've written and/or illustrated, I'll write back.

- Debbie's Blatherings: my personal blog.


Creating Picture Books: Debbie's posts about how she writes and illustrates picture books. Includes photos, sketches, templates and tips for both young and older children's book writers and illustrators.

For The Love Of Reading: Ideas, resources and activities for encouraging lifelong reading habits in young people.

Debbie's Free Print-Ready Archive: Links to all of the bonus activity sheets, templates and other goodies that Debbie has posted in various book bonus pages and blog posts. All are free to download and print for school/library and personal use.

Debbie's webcomics: Will Write For Chocolate, My Life In A Nutshell, Keiko, Waiting For Bilbo and Waiting For Frodo. She also posts one-panel comics on as board gaming comics on

Twitter Guide For Writers and Illustrators

Interview archives: Debbie's interviews with writers, illustrators and children's book editors.

Publishing industry surveys: Debbie's informal surveys about writing, reading and publishing.

250, 500 and 1000 Words A Day Challenge

Debbie's Poetry Page: Thoughts on poetry, my own poetry (mainly for young people), resources.


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