ABOUT DEBORAH BRUSS

  • I’ve lived in New England all my life, and my husband and I have raised four children (2 biological and 2 adopted) in New Hampshire. While my heart resides in rural areas (especially at my son’s farm), we currently live in Concord, NH with our rescued Australian cattle dog. Since my children are adults, I am thankful to now have six grandchildren to fill my life with lots of kid-energy. I used crutches most of my life, and was able to  ski, travel, swim, kayak, sail, and lots more. Now I get around on one of my two scooter – one for indoors, and one for speedy travel (to pick up my granddaughter at school) and for rough ground (on my son’s farm and on trails).

ARTIST STATEMENT

    • I began writing in my mid-30’s after reading hundreds of wonderful children’s books out loud to my two young boys. Since I didn’t know much about writing for children, I took a few adult ed courses at UNH. This led me down the freelance path, writing for several adult newspapers and magazines – mostly humorous, educational columns. In the late 1990’s, I put my efforts into children’s books, with my first picture book in 2001. I have a board book coming out in the fall of 2022. My books: DON’T ASK A DINOSAUR (POW!, 2018) written with poet and friend, Matt Forrest Eisenwine. GOOD NIGHT, SNOWPLOW (Scholastic, Arthur Levine, 2018), Big Box for Ben (Star Bright 2011), BOOK! BOOK! BOOK! (Scholastic, Arthur Levine, 2001). I also contributed to several books in the non-fiction series, 25 NOTABLE WOMEN series (Apprenticeshop Books).

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