My whole life has been about teenagers, including twenty-seven years of teaching them science, raising my own teen, and of course, living the teen life myself for seven tumultuous years. I currently reside in lovely Connecticut with my husband whom I first dated when we were teens. I have an unfortunate teenage sense of humor, as is evident in my YA Love of Fairs novels, Fairly Certain, Fairly Safe, and 2017’s Fairly Obvious, and in my upcoming teen workbook, Girl’s Guide To Good Guys: The Power of Being Patient & Picky. I tackle the issues of navigating life, through my writings, workshops and trainings. With compassion and humor, my work empowers teenage girls to see their self-worth. It also encourages former teens to increase the amount of movement throughout their hectic day, making them better equipped to handle their own teens.
In between, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, developing my soon to be launched Mother/Daughter Teams program, writing novels for my Love of Fairs series (Fairly Obvious will be out in 2017), dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. Follow my posts on my blog, Merry Meddling, and on Twitter @DeborahAnnDavis.
Availability: CT, MA, RI, and surrounding areas; Other locations by arrangement. Cell: (860) 987-3348. Skype. FaceTime.
Amazon Page: bit.ly/DebDavis
50 STATE COMPARISON STORY Between 1991 and 2015, the teen birth rate declined by an impressive 64% nationwide. It has declined in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups. https://thenationalcampaign.org/data/compare/1678
SUICIDE RATE TRIPLES AMONG GIRLS Suicide rates have been increasing in the U.S. for nearly two decades, particularly among adolescent girls and middle-aged men, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
DEPRESSION RISING AMONG TEENS – BUT WHY MORE IN GIRLS? Depression is on the rise among American teens and young adults, with adolescent girls showing the greatest vulnerability, a new national survey reveals. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/depression-rising-among-teens-girls/
Booth & Dimock Library, Coventry, CT – Warning, Anything You Say Or Do May Appear In My Next Book
Cruise With Your Muse, Florida Romance Writers, Fort Lauderdale, FL – Author Panel
SOMA Movement Studio, Unionville, CT – Mommy and Me Mixer
CNH Middle School, Coventry, CT – Future Authors Book Club Meeting
Lord & Taylor, Farmington, CT – Conversations and Book Signing Series
Westerly Public Library, Westerly, RI – Indie Author Day
Bank Square Books , Mystic, CT – Author Event
Worn Yesterday Shoppe, Coventry, CT – Author Event
Book Club Bookstore & More, Westfield, MA and Broad Brook, CT – Publishing Paths for New Authors
Avon Public Library, Avon, CT – Local Author Festival Teen/YA Evening
Snow Library, Orleans, MA – The Audacity of Indie Publishing
Novel Fun In The Summer Sun Cape Cod Book Tour, MA – The Yellow Umbrella, Booksmith/Musicsmith, Brewster Bookstore, Snow Library, Brewster Ladies Library
Let Your Imagination Take Flight NECRWA Conference, MA – The Audacity of Indie Publishing
CT Authors and Publisher, Avon, CT – The Audacity of Self Publishing
CT Association of School Librarians and CT Educators Computer Association Conference, Montville, CT – Book Signing
Connecticut Renaissance Faire, North Haven, CT – Author Event
The Big Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA – CAPA Bookstore
46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Simsbury, CT – APSS Author Event
CT Author Trail, Scotland, CT – The Author’s Journey
Brewster In Bloom Kids Fest, Brewster, MA – Author Event
ROAR Read Outloud Series, UConn Bookstore, Storrs, CT – Author Reading
Radio Interview Kristi Ellen, The Mosaic Shaman
Radio Interview Phil Hulett and Friends
Radio Interview WTYM Morning Show with David and Friends
Radio Interview WBEL with Don Rosen
Radio Interview WSVA with Mick Schikman
TV Interview Page One with Zita Christian
Where and what did you teach? Because I’m an author, the common assumption is that I taught English or language arts. Surprise. I’ve been a Science Geek before the word “Geek” was invented. I taught mostly Environmental Science, Biology and Earth Science for twenty-seven glorious years. Following the dictates of life, I taught in Georgia, Massachusetts and Connecticut, from seventh grade to seniors, in affluent communities and inner city. Do I miss it? You bet I do!
Where do you get your story ideas? I first began writing by developing an idea from a song. I stopped writing that story when I attended my first Renaissance Faire, which inspired the story, which eventually became my first published book. I finally returned to the first story and published it about a year later.
My non-fiction workbook, Girl’s Guide to Good Guys, came from trying to help some former students. They’re the ones who encouraged me to put our work into a book so it could benefit others, but at the time, I wasn’t a writer. Now, I am.
When did you begin writing? Teaching science was my first love, but when Lyme disease affected my heart, it stopped me in my tracks. While waiting to recuperate so I could return to teaching, I was seriously bored. Too tired to watch TV, I listened to music, making up stories in my head. As I regained my strength, I wrote down some of the ideas. After returning to teaching, I spent my summers writing, just for fun, then realized I had the makings of a full blown book. The rest is history.
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