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Thank you for scanning the QR code on the back of my business card or other promotional material! I’m Debbie Ridpath Ohi, children’s book author and illustrator. My illustrations appear in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, Aaron Reynolds, Rob Sanders, Lauren McLaughlin, and others. My newest solo picture book, I WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS, launches from Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Sept. 17, 2024. My other solo picture books are WHERE ARE ALL MY BOOKS? and SAM & EVA.

Best way to reach me these days is my Contact Form, which is more reliable than email or DMs. If this is your first contact with me, I’d appreciate you reminding me of how we met each other, or how you received my business card – thanks!

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I mainly post on Bluesky these days, photos and art on Instagram, book recommendations and kidlit interviews on my Bookstagram.

For longer form writing online, my happyplace is Substack.


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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.