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Debbie Ridpath Ohi is a children’s book author and illustrator who has helped create over 20 books for young people. She loves her job. She is the author and illustrator of SAM & EVA and WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? (Simon & Schuster). Debbie’s newest books are picture books she illustrated: I’M SORRY, written by Michael Ian Black, and GURPLE & PREEN: A BROKEN CRAYON COSMIC ADVENTURE, written by Linda Sue Park. You can find Debbie on Twitter, Instagram, her Bookstagram, Facebook and YouTube.

The Latest Book

I'm Sorry

In this fourth book in the series from New York Times bestselling author Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi, a flamingo and a very sorry potato learn how to mend hurt feelings. Flamingo is upset. Very upset. Potato is sorry. Very sorry. In fact, he is the sorriest. But he doesn’t know how . . .

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Interview with 13-year-old Abigail The Story Teller

Thanks to 13-year-old Abigail The STORY Teller, who was my 45,000th follower on Twitter! When I asked Abigail which of my books she would like me to send to her as a thank you gift, I was honoured when she chose my own solo picture books Sam & Eva and . . .

Inkygirl | Interviews


*****[Exciting update November 9, 2021, 3:30 pm ET: MY BOX OF CONTRIBUTOR COPIES JUST ARRIVED!!!!.] According to my social media followers, either librarians, squirrels, aliens or Ame Dyckman stole my books! 😀 Even though I’M SORRY launched over two months ago (Sept.7th), I have yet to receive my box of . . .

Art and Comics | Humor | Inkygirl

Don’t use someone else’s progress as your own success/fail marker

Try very hard NOT to compare your progress with someone else’s as your success/fail marker. Envy can be a creativity-killer. Set small, concrete, achievable goals, then celebrate each success (no matter how small). 

Art and Comics | Inkygirl | Mental Health


Debbie is available for virtual visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.