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Deborah Kerbel

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Deborah Kerbel was born in London, England, but grew up in Toronto, Canada.
A finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award, the 2010 Canadian Library Association YA Book of the Year Award, 2019 Blue Spruce Award Honour Book, and winner of the 2020 IODE Jean Throop Book Award, Deborah is the author of ten books for young readers of all ages.
Currently, Deborah lives and writes in Thornhill, Ontario, with her husband, two book loving teens, and a schnoodle named Fred.
Visit her at www.deborahkerbel.ca

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Deborah Kerbel Thanks, Karen -- it's so nice to hear that! Yes, I've considered revisiting the format and themes of Girl on the Other Side from a male perspective.…moreThanks, Karen -- it's so nice to hear that! Yes, I've considered revisiting the format and themes of Girl on the Other Side from a male perspective. But right now it's just an idea.

However, my newest book (Feathered) does deal with some of the same themes (bullying, friendship, difficulties at home) although it's told from a single character's perspective. Since you enjoyed Girl on the Other Side, I think you might like Feathered too :)(less)
Deborah Kerbel Hi Cheryl, congrats on winning! I hope you and your daughter enjoy Feathered. My daughter turns 11 this summer and we love reading and discovering new…moreHi Cheryl, congrats on winning! I hope you and your daughter enjoy Feathered. My daughter turns 11 this summer and we love reading and discovering new books together too.
Here's to raising young readers :)(less)
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"The small book packs a powerful punch! Inclusivity, diversity, acceptance, grief-loss, bullying, child abduction.
Tightly written a story that can be read by any age!
Well done Deborah Kerbel!
Highly recommended!
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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Deborah. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
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Savannah Deborah, thank you for the friendship.
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Malithi Thanks for adding me


Deborah Kerbel Jeannie wrote: "Hi Deborah and thanks for the friendship. I'm a big fan of YA novels. I have several...got some granddaughters. Good luck with all your endeavors.
Blessings,
Jeannie"


Hi Jeannine - thanks for connecting! Always great to hear from YA fans! If you get around to reading _Mackenzie, Lost and Found_, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Be well,
Deborah


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Deborah and thanks for the friendship. I'm a big fan of YA novels. I have several...got some granddaughters. Good luck with all your endeavors.
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Deborah,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author, though in my case, I write mysteries for adults.


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