Deb has loved communicating through writing for over two decades. Her latest interactive board book, Ten Little Night Stars, helps children securely transition to sleep as it teaches them to count the stars appearing at night. Published by Zondervan/HarperCollins, it released JAN 23, 2018 and is available now!
The Ache for a Child: Emotional, Spiritual and Ethical Insights for Women Suffering through Infertility and Pregnancy Loss is Deb’s first book. This book offers support for women dealing with issues they often face while struggling with infertility or miscarriage.
Featured on multiple radio broadcasts, including Family Life Today, Deb is an internationally selling author who enjoys speaking both as a keynote and workshop leader. She’s written over 100 articles for women’s and parenting magazines including American Baby and Bay Area Parent, storyboards for children’s games, as well as technical documentation for the computer and telecommunications industries.
Because of Deb’s passion for supporting children, she volunteers as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to help children in foster care navigate the court system. This passion has also led her to volunteer at local women’s and children’s shelters, as a coach with Habitat for Humanity, and at her church.
Deb is related to Johnny Gruelle, the creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy and grew up on his whimsical stories. She now feels honored to share new children’s stories to enrich children’s lives and encourage giggling. Though both Deb’s parents and kids are quite artistic, that skill seems to have skipped Deb entirely. That’s one reason she’s so grateful for Gabi Murphy, the wonderful illustrator for Ten Little Night Stars.
Deb loved homeschooling her kids and now has three adult children. She’s lived in Colorado and California where she enjoys reading mysteries on her porch swing in the summer and by the fireplace in winter.
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