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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.

Learn how to draw GURPLE with me on Read & Learn With Simon Kids!

Thanks to Simon Kids for inviting me to participate in their Read & Learn series on YouTube! Thanks to Simon & Schuster for permission to do a Gurple & Preen read-aloud video! Until the end of September (see their current online reading guidelines here), you can see author Linda Sue . . .






SOUP DAY by Melissa Iwai: A Soul-Satisfying, Delicious Comfort Read

I’ve been gradually adding new and older BookADay posts to my new Bookstagram. One of the most recent: SOUP DAY by Melissa Iwai (Henry Holt): Celebrates the importance of making a nutritious meal and sharing in the process as a famly. Also be sure to check out Melissa’s newest book, DUMPLINGS FOR LILI (Norton . . .



“An hour a day can be enough.” Victor Piñeiro Gives Writing Advice and Discusses His MG Debut TIME VILLAINS

By Sara Truuvert When your novel is deemed “the greatest idea for a book ever”, you’re probably on to something. That certainly seems to be the case for debut author Victor Piñeiro, whose novel Time Villains has garnered a starred review from Kirkus and a spot as an Amazon Best Book of the Month. The book promises time-hopping high jinx, historic and . . .




Welcome to my new website! Pardon the construction dust….

This is a test post while I’m getting the website ready for the “official” launch, hopefully by August. This new site is a redesigned merging of DebbieOhi.com and Inkygirl.com as well as my various blogs and online projects, to be housed under the DebbieOhi.com domain. Inevitably, there will be many . . .




Behind-the-scenes peek into picture book writing & illustration process with Hazel Mitchell (SWEET PEA SUMMER, Candlewick)

Hazel Mitchell has helped create more than twenty children’s books, including her award-winning picture book Toby (Candlewick Press). Her illustrations appear in books by Cynthia Lord, JaNay Brown-Wood (Imani’s Moon was mentioned on the Stephen Colbert show!), Lynn Parrish Sutton, Liza Gardner Walsh and others. You can find out more about Hazel and her . . .