Deborah Wiles




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Deborah Wiles

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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.



Hello, hello! Over on Facebook a few friends and I have put together an event, a Picture Book Work-Along Intensive, May 25-27 (that's this coming Monday through Wednesday), designed to be a look at current picture books -- what makes them tick? What makes them sell? What makes them work for kids? Or not.




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Average rating: 4.02 · 18,313 ratings · 2,719 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Countdown
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 6,851 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Each Little Bird that Sings
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 4,802 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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Love, Ruby Lavender
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 3,136 ratings — published 2001 — 18 editions
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Freedom Summer
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 1,328 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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Revolution
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 1,245 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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The Aurora County All-Stars
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 914 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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One Wide Sky: A Bedtime Lul...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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Hang the Moon
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2004
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“The secret to not being afraid is to understand what scares you”
Deborah Wiles, Countdown

“There are always scary things happening in the world. There are always wonderful things happening. And it's up to you to decide how you're going to approach the world...how you're going to live in it, and what you're going to do."

—Jo Ellen Chapman”
Deborah Wiles, Countdown

“Life does go on.”
Deborah Wiles, Love, Ruby Lavender

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