DEBtastic Reads! is Debbi Michiko Florence’s blog featuring author interviews and book buzz for books for kids and teens.

A former raptor rehabilitator and zoo educator, Debbi now writes full time. The first two books of her chapter book series, Jasmine Toguchi, will be released July 11, 2017 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). She is also the author of  the Dorothy & Toto early reader series (Picture Window Books, October 2016) and two nonfiction children’s books.

Debbi Michiko Florence is a California native, born in San Francisco and raised in Los Angeles. She and her husband currently live in coastal CT with a puppy named Kiku, a bunny named Aki, and two ducks named Darcy and Lizzy. An avid traveler, some of her favorite places to visit have been Paris, Kyoto, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Provence.


For more about her and her books, you can check out her website.

Photo Credit: Roy Thomas, 2016


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