Deborah is an artist and author.

Her favorite mediums are ink (with brush and pen), pencil (HB), watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, charcoal and digital.

She lives, draws and writes in northern Michigan.

Clients include: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Putnam’s Sons (Penguin), Greenwillow (HarperCollins), Peter Pauper Press and Enchanted Lion Press.

Represented by Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary


Professional Life Footnotes…

  • University of Michigan, BFA, School of Art

  • MFA in Poetry from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Faculty for University of Michigan’s undergraduate New England Literature Program for six years

  • Teaching certificate + middle school language arts endorsement, Northwestern University

  • Literacy specialist in Chicago Public Schools for three years (Grades 4-8)

  • Owned her own photography company shooting portraits and weddings for six years