Search the Site


Rejection Stories & Advice From published Kidlit/YA Creators

Pagination In Picture Book Submissions: Should You Or Shouldn’t You?

How Book Creators Cope With Other Creators’ Success

Productivity during the pandemic – Closed.


Reading habits during the pandemic (2021) – Closed. Results posted in my blog.

Importance of humor books for young readers – Closed. Results posted in my Nerdy Book Club post, “Humor Books: Why Readers Need Them More Than Ever.”

Reading habits (2020) – Closed.

Reading habits (2019) – Closed.

Kidlit/YA agents, editors & art directors online research – Closed.

August 2017

Kidlit/YA agents, editors & art directors online research – Closed.

August 2016

How do you read books? (print, ebook, audiobook) – Closed.

January 2016

While reading a book, have you ever skipped ahead to the end to find out how it ends? – Closed.

Anonymous survey for agents, editors and art directors – Closed.

August 2015

Do you dog-ear pages in books? – Complete.

How did you get your agent? – Complete.

December 2014

Are you giving any books this holiday season? – Complete.

October 2014

Anonymous survey for editors & literary agents: do you research potential clients online? – Complete

September 2014

Survey for published children’s book illustrator with an Etsy shop – Complete

March 2014

Do you like background noise when you’re working? – Complete

November 2013

What do you think of children’s books written for adults? – Complete.

October 2013

How many books are you reading right now? – Complete.

September 2013

What did you use as a bookmark in the last print book you read? – Complete.

Peek at ending? – Complete.

August 2013

Young people and ebooks – Complete.

May 2013

Emoticons and parentheses – Complete.

Have you ever purchased a self-published book? – Complete.

March 2013

How do you feel about the Amazon/Goodreads acquisition? – Complete.

Is it ok for authors to retweet praise for the own books? – In progress.

September 2012

When making a book purchase, do you prefer print or digital? – Complete.

October 2012

Book trailers: Do they work? – Complete.

How do you discover new books to read? – Complete.

Do you outline or not outline? – Complete.

December 2012

Have you read an e-book in the past year? Complete.


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.