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 have three granddaughters to fill my life with lots of kid-energy. I’ve used crutches most of my life, but have still enjoyed skiing, traveling, swimming, kayaking, sailing, horseback riding and lots more. I wish I had more time to pursue music — singing, drumming and playing my bodhran (Irish drum) — but family, writing and volunteering for environmental groups is enough to keep me out of trouble. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

    • I began writing in my mid-30’s after reading hundreds of wonderful children’s books to my two young boys. But knowing nothing about writing children’s lit, I took some adult ed courses at UNH. This led me down the freelance path, writing for several newspapers and magazines – mostly humorous, educational columns. In the late 1990’s, I put my efforts into children’s books. 2018 will be my most prolific year so far. Picture book, DON’T ASK A DINOSAUR (POW!) written with poet and friend, Matt Forrest Eisenwine will be released on 4/17/18. GOOD NIGHT SNOWPLOW (Scholastic, Arthur Levine imprint), will be released in Fall 2018. These upcoming books are both written in rhyme; I love the challenge. Currently I’m working on a middle-grade historical fiction, as well as other picture books. Previous published titles: BOOK! BOOK! BOOK! (Scholastic, 2001), with which I’ve done many readings at schools and libraries; the non-fiction series, “America’s Notable Women” (Apprentice Shop Books); and BIG BOX FOR BEN (Star Bright 2011). 

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