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Debra McArthur

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Debra McArthur grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where her high school experience included church activities, choir, drum and bugle corps, and the kind of drama and angst that make a person really glad to grow up.

She earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and an M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She has written eight nonfiction books for young readers. A Voice for Kanzas is Debra’s first novel.

Debra lives with her husband in Kansas City, MO. She teaches college along the bluffs of the Missouri River, and she is still collecting nouns that describe her: student, teacher, wife, mother, reader, writer, Irish dancer, marathon runner.

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A Voice for Kanzas

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I flew through this book. Loved every minute. Lots of surprises. I'm glad I only recently began the series; now I don't have to wait for the next one. Finished Catching Fire this afternoon. Have already loaded Mockingjay onto my Nook.
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I really enjoyed this book. I met the author last summer at SCBWI-LA, and knew I would like this book, but was only recently able to get it.

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