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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). Her illustrations have appeared in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, and others. You can find Debbie on Twitter, Instagram, SubStack, her Bookstagram, Facebook, YouTube, and via her Contact Form.

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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: Debut picture book author Sara Truuvert and illustrator Michelle Theodore about MIRA AND BAKU (Annick Press)

Sara Truuvert is the author of Mira and Baku, her debut picture book, published by Annick Press. Sara’s short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications like Ploughshares, the Chicago Quarterly Review, Witness, and PRISM international. She lives in Ontario. You can find her at Michelle Theodore is an illustrator . . .

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Why I’m on Bluesky (and my personal take on social media for the kidlit community right now)

(Last updated September 26, 2023)Shortform link: I originally started writing a post with tips for those just joining Bluesky, but I’ve had so many people ask me about social media choices and what Bluesky IS that I decided to write this post first. If you’re looking for my lists . . .

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Where to find the kidlit community on Bluesky

Short URL to this post: see my UPDATED Bluesky post. (Last updated September 19, 2023) *** Please see my UPDATED POST ABOUT BLUESKY AND SOCIAL MEDIA, thanks! *** As the Platform-Formerly-Known-As-Twitter gradually continues to de-stabilize, I’ve been taking a harder look at alternatives….especially if Elon Musk goes through with . . .

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Debbie is currently available for virtual visits. Her presentations and workshops can be adjusted to suit all age levels, from kindergarten to college students to educators and other professionals.