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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.

Welcome to my new website!

It’s been a long time coming, but I am SUPER excited to launch this new website. To those coming to my new website for the first time: I know things look very different.




Finding Focus

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I found it much more of a challenge to FOCUS on creative projects during the pandemic. Things are getting better now, but early on? Forget it. I did way too much doom-scrolling online, worried constantly about loved ones as well as . . .



New #ImBooksReaderGallery entries!

I’m excited to see more submissions for my I’M… Books In The Wild Gallery! I welcome submissions: use this link. There will be prizes! Deadline: Oct. 1st, 2021. Above: A young reader with I’M SORRY in Newton, MA Above: Olivia with the I’M… books in Ohio. Above: Moore family in Michigan-“We . . .



Book launch event at An Unlikely Story

Thanks to all who joined Michael Ian Black and me at our I’M SORRY virtual book launch party at An Unlikely Story Bookshop last night! If you missed it, you can watch the replay here. And if you buy our book through the bookstore, you’ll receive a bookplate signed by . . .




I’M… book Reader Photo challenge (PRIZES!)

To help celebrate the Sept. 7th launch of I’M SORRY, the newest in the kids’ emotions picture book series by Michael Ian Black and me (Simon & Schuster), I’m inviting readers of all ages to submit photos for my I’M… Picture Books Reader Gallery. There will be PRIZES; Michael will . . .



#KidLitArtPostcard: Gina Perry’s monthly event for artists

Children’s book illustrator Gina Perry started the #KidLitArtPostcard challenge to help fellow illustrators find work during the pandemic. “I’ve been mailing promo postcards to editors and art directors for many years – it’s part of the core #kidlitart experience – bringing illustrators new work, getting tacked up in publishing offices . . .