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One day when Debbie was six years old, she sat on the kitchen floor copying tiny illustrations from one of her grandma’s old nursery rhyme books. Occasionally she would glance up from her work to get a view of Grandma stirring the chocolate fudge. Her arms had that flibberty-flabberty motion you sometimes see in old ladies when they stir things. “Mesmerizing”, Debbie thought. “But back to copying that girl with the parasol.”
 
In that moment, Debbie realized she wanted to be an artist, just like her grandma. She grew up in a small town in Ohio in a creative family with three sisters. Following graduation with a BFA from Kent State University, she began illustrating for advertising, which eventually evolved into illustrating for editorial, greeting cards, tween girls’ and children’s publishing.

Her work has been recognized by Print, How, Mom's Choice Awards, Highlights Illustrator of the Month and The Educational Press Association of America. She is a frequent contributor to Ranger Rick magazine.  Debbie lives and works in Cleveland with her husband and three cats. When not involved in her art, she enjoys yoga, music, hiking, studying wildlife, writing and chocolate.

 
 

BOOKS PUBLISHED

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Title: Bear's Birthday
Author: Luke Walker
Publisher: Zaner - Bloser Publishing, 2011
   
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Title: Bear Learns to Read
Author: Luke Walker
Publisher: Zaner - Bloser Publishing, 2011
   

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Title: Play With Me
Author: Anna Prokos
Publisher: Red Chair Press, 2011
   
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Title: The Clean Team
Author: Anna Prokos
Publisher: Red Chair Press, 2010
   

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Title: Button Your Lip & Other Idioms
Author: Polly Downes
Publisher: Scholastic, 2009
   
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Title: How Not to Start Third Grade
Author: Cathy Hapka & Eileen Titlebaum
Publisher: Random House, 2007
   

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Title: How Not to Babysit Your Brother
Author: Cathy Hapka & Eileen Titlebaum
Publisher: Random House, 2005
   
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Title: The Ultimate Girls' Guide to Science
Author: Beth Caldwell Hoyt & Erica Ritter
Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing, 2003
   

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Title: The Gingerbread Kid Goes to School
Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, 2002
   
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Title: What Do You Want on You Sundae?
Author: William Boniface
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan, 2001
   

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Title: Trim the Tree for Christmas
Author: William Boniface
Publisher: Price Stern Sloan, 2000
   
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Title: Girl Thoughts
Author: Judith Harlan
Publisher: Walker & Company, 2000
   

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Title: Riddles & More Riddles
Author: Bennet Cerf
Publisher: Random House, 1999
   
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Title: Girl Talk
Author: Judith Harlan
Publisher: Walker & Company, 1997
   

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Title: The Kids' Allowance Book
Author: Amy Nathan
Publisher: Walker & Company, 1997
   
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Title: The Period Book
Author: Karen & Jennifer Gravelle
Publisher: Walker & Company, 1996
   

 

 
 
 

CLIENTS

 
 

Baby Talk
Beyond Words Publishing
Children’s Television Workshop
Girls' Life
Grosset & Dunlap
Hal Leonard Inc.

Hallmark
Highlights for Children
Pearson Education
Price Stern Sloan
Random House
Ranger Rick

Red Chair Press
Running Press
Scholastic
Walker & Company
Your Big Backyard
Zaner-Bloser Publishing



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reproduction in whole or in part in any form.