Meet Deborah Halverson

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Deborah Halverson

Critique Faculty

Deborah Halverson

Editor and Author

Deborah Halverson is the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies and Writing New Adult Fiction, as well as numerous teen novels, books in a series for struggling readers, and a picture book. Formerly an editor at Harcourt Children's Books and now a freelance editor specializing in picture books and Young Adult/Middle Grade fiction and nonfiction, Deborah has been working with authors—bestsellers, veterans, debut, and aspiring—for twenty-five years. She is also the founder of the popular writers’ advice site and serves on the advisory board for the UC San Diego Extension “Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating” certificate program. / Connect with Deborah on your social media platforms: 

“Face-to-face interactions with fellow writers energize you to a degree online interactions simply cannot.”

Learn more about Deborah Halverson

Please note: Deborah will not be at the conference and will participate only as a critiquer.