Debbie Gonzales has enjoyed a long and fascinating career in education serving as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, an educational consultant, an adjunct professor, and a writing workshop instructor. One of the highlights of her career was working as the Schoolhouse Teacher for the cast of the Barney Show for an entire filming season. Because her classroom was next to the rehearsal hall, she heard the “I Love You” song many more times than she cares to remember.
In addition to working on her writing projects, Deb now specializes in creating kid-lit Activity and Discussion guides for all genres. She earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she coordinates alumni events and retreats.
A native Texan, Deb now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband John and Tripod, her three-legged chocolate lab.