Teaching and Speaking

keynotes, panels, lectures

Deborah is an experienced speaker, panelist, and workshop leader. She has spoken at national events including the American Library Association’s annual conference, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council on the Social Studies, International Reading Association (now ILA), Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, YALSA, many state and regional library and ELA educator conferences, writing and professional development workshops, and literary festivals.

working with students and teachers in schools

After 18 years working full time in schools across the country and
around the world — what a wonderful ride —
Deborah is now teaching limited days in schools and writing more.

All author visit and/or writing workshop inquiries should go through Danielle Yadao at Scholastic: authorvisit@scholastic.com

 

“I found your session so inspiring, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about writing since! Your books Countdown and Revolution had me in awe. I had never seen children’s books with such a creative and innovative layout. A documentary novel… who would have thought? I simply wanted to take a moment to thank you; thank you for your story, your knowledge, your humor, and your candidness.”
— a conference attendee and teacher

To start a conversation about writing workshops, school assembly programs, library visits or conference speaking, please begin here.