ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deborah Freedman was an architect once-upon-a-time, but now she loves to build worlds in books. Her first picture books were tiny and hand-made over twenty years ago for her own children, and her first published book, Scribble, debuted in 2007. Since then, she has written and illustrated Blue Chicken, The Story of Fish & Snail, By Mouse & Frog, and most recently, Shy, and This House, Once. Her books have received multiple starred reviews, "best of" honors, nominations, and awards — including SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Award and a Parent's Choice Gold Award.
Lost in books and the arts for as long as she can remember, Deborah majored in art history in college and then went on to study architecture. She is the proud mom of four grown children, an adoring grandma of five, and the devoted guardian of many stuffed animals. When she isn’t making picture books or daydreaming, she likes to wander through museums, libraries, and the woods near her colorful home in Connecticut.
Take a look here, for Deborah's most current news.
- Daily Nutmeg: "Story Structures," interview with Kathy Czepiel • 2018
- The Yarn: Podcast Interview with Colby Sharp • 2017
- Design of the Picture Book: Interview with Carter Higgins • 2017
- Mile High Reading: Interview with Dylan Teut • 2017
- Life's an Art: Interview with Faith Hough • 2017
- Let's Talk Picture Books: Interview with Mel Schuit • 2016
- All the Wonders: Podcast Interview with Matthew Winner • 2016
- Watch. Connect. Read: Interview with John Schu • 2013
- Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast: "Seven Questions Over Breakfast" • 2011
- Classroom Connections: BCTV Interview with Jan Doyle • 2011
- Wacky Shorts Creations: "Why People Draw" • 2011
- BlogLily: "Author, Author" • 2009
- TeachingBooks.net: Hear Deborah tell a story about her name
Scroll down for more interviews...
- Writing "in the cracks of the day": Interview with Faith Hough • 2015
- My First Picture Book • Interview with Karlin Gray • 2016
- Artist Obscure • Interview with Dani Duck • 2015
- Let's Get Busy: Podcast Interview with Matthew Winner • 2014
- WPKN Radio • 2014
- Feed Your Head! • Interview with Henry Herz •2014
- Author Turf • Interview with Brittney Breakey • 2014
- SCBWI Success Story • Interview with Martha Brockenbrough • 2013
- WTNH News Channel 8 • "Good Morning Connecticut" • 2011
- Write Wild • 2011
- Sruble's World • 2008
- Just One More Book!! Podcast interview with Deborah and her aunt, author Mary Ann Hoberman • 2007
- WTNH News Channel 8 • "Good Morning Connecticut" • 2007