ABOUT DEBORAH BLUM
I write, paint and tell stories. I am currently working on a middle grade novel about a girl who moves to Kenya with her family and learns what it’s like to adapt new a new culture when I you are scared of animals, and the place you moved to happens to be full of them.
I love my work as a freelance editor and have been coordinator of the SCBWI Hollywood Mingle since 2012. I have been lucky enough to travel to six of the seven continents, with Australia and the Indian sub-continent still to go, but luckily there is still time…
Formerly a teacher in Waldorf/Steiner Schools, nursery schools and the LA Unified school district, I live in Los Angeles and spend as many sunny days as I can — when I am not writing — at the beach.
My mission as a writer is to entertain, educate, inspire.
I love stories that touch a nerve and pull at your heartstrings and keep you on the edge of your seat — all at once.
I love words and images — and the combination of the two. That words can shape pictures and feelings in our souls is the greatest mystery to me.
There is nothing better than telling a story that is at once so particular that it creates a unique character and voice and also reaches a place that many people share but that they thought was unreachable.
Books have done this for me in my life, so my greatest wish is to write stories that achieve this as well and to share them with others — especially children and young adults.
PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore
- Magazine Articles
"T" Is for Acacia Tree
Ngoma, "The Drum," journal of the Rudolf Steiner School, Mbagathi, Nairobi
A Schmooze Is Born: The Hollywood Writers Schmooze
How To Write A Synopsis
Teaching at a Waldorf School in Nairobi, Kenya
Rhythms, a newsletter by and for The Highland Hall Community
The Runaway, a YA excerpt
Black Ace, Book 7