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October 17, 2022: Sam & Eva Creative Collab challenge for schools, blog post round-up, 3 in 3 (with tea!), new and old art, tip re: social media and sharing art, useful resources and links, subscriber giveaway.

April 25, 2022: After a long hiatus, tips for creatives about mental health, resource links, subscriber giveaway.

Dec. 27, 2019: 2020 newsletter plans, what’s I’ve learned about comfort zones, talking with young readers, promotion/marketing, illustrating, more.

April 1st, 2018: Life update, my Linda Sue Park book news, Sam & Eva book launch, Judy Blume celebration, free Skypevisits, giveaway for subscribers.

16/06/2017: Gratitude, insecurity rollercoaster, comics, Mitzi Tulane in The Secret Ingredient launch July 11, Nerdcampmi, more #BookADay and Broken Crayon posts, how 5th-graders in Red Deer, AB made my day, more summer reading resources, found object doodles, writers on vacation, Quill & Quire article online.

01/01/2017: New Will Write For Chocolate comic, Quill & Quire cover, #BookADay posts, new found object doodles, my Summer “Look Again” Creative Challenge for Young Artists, Madeleine L’Engle, Chelsea Clinton and A Wrinkle In Time.

21/05/2017: Donalyn Miller’s #Bookaday, Sea Monkey & Bob launch, original art giveaway, sneak peek at my Creativity Project contribution, sign-up for free Skypevisits in 2017-2018 school year, Broken Crayons…and a book?

11/05/2016: Time management, The Creativity Project, NaNoWriMo comics.

12/05/2015: Free holiday cards/poster, #Read1Give1 for literacy and indie bkstores, NaNoWriMo, original art in my Etsy shop, new Will Write For Chocolate comic and LOTS of found object doodles.

10/05/2015: Literary agents looking for picture books NOW, Inktober, free Judy Blume quote poster, Curtis Brown translation rights process, new art and more.

09/25/2015: Cage fighters, how I’m finding more time to read, promo/marketing reminder tip for authors, new free literacy posters, found object art.

09/12/2015: Madeleine L’Engle, CANSCAIP Secrets, Look Again Summer Challenge gallery, libraries and bicycles, game board art.

09/04/2015: Literacy posters, enjoying the journey, new comic, Golden Marmot Award.

08/30/2015: Procrastination, dog-earing, reading ninjas.

06/08/2015: Getting started.


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.