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Deborah Wiles was born in Alabama and spent her summers in a small Mississippi town with an extended family. She writes about them and they live on in her stories.

She has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College and taught at Towson University in Maryland, Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at Vermont College.

Deborah has written three novels about growing up in the south. They are known as the Aurora County Trilogy: Love, Ruby Lavender, Each Little Bird That Sings, The Aurora County All-Stars.



My life as a writer is punctuated by bouts of teaching. Sometimes, when the teaching comes thickly into my life, my life as a teacher is punctuated by bouts of writing... (continued after these photos):



































I'm a writer who also teaches writing, something of a rarity in the school visit world. I decided fifteen years ago, when I started this gig prof... Read more of this blog post »
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 6,508 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Each Little Bird that Sings
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 4,658 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Love, Ruby Lavender
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 3,036 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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Revolution
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 930 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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The Aurora County All-Stars
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 887 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Hang the Moon
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2004
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Deborah Wiles, Countdown

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—Jo Ellen Chapman”
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