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Debbie’s Blog

Welcome to my new blog, which now includes content from many of the blogs I’ve created over the years. You can now also access content via category from this one page instead of having to search for my individual blogs, which were scattered over various platforms and websites.

Social Media and the KidLit Community: My (Updated) Personal Take

Quick navigation: Bluesky Lists – I’m mainly on Bluesky and Substack these days. Spoiler alert: As you can tell from the image above and screenshot below of Melissa Stewart’s article in School Library Journal, Bluesky is currently my preferred social media watercooler of choice these days. For slower-paced and longer-form . . .



I WANT TO READ *ALL* THE BOOKS!

I’m delighted to reveal the cover of my new solo picture book with Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, I WANT TO READ *ALL* THE BOOKS. Don’t you love my art director Laurent Linn’s wonderful cover design? Read about how the cover was created here, including the cuuuute dog . . .



Guest Post: PB Rising Stars Mentors Announcement!

A guest post by Kailei Pew and Ebony Lynn Mudd Here, we go…PB RISING STARS YEAR 3! ⭐⭐⭐ Thanks so much for hosting us again, Debbie! We l o v e d  announcing the PB Rising Stars Mentors on your blog last year and can’t believe it’s time to do . . .




Interview with Stephanie Wildman & Estefanía Razo about BREATH BY BREATH

Interview by Julie Damerell Stephanie Wildman, author of TREASURE HUNT (2022) (ill. Estefania Razo) and BRAVE IN THE WATER (2021) (illo. Jenni Feidler-Aguilar) became a Professor Emerita after serving as John and Elizabeth Sutro Chair at Santa Clara Law. She is a grandmother, mother, spouse, friend, and good listener who . . .