Dadey, Debbie

If you see an author in fins or polka-dots, it’s most likely Debbie Dadey! She is the author and co-author of 168 traditionally published children’s books. Her first book, co-authored with Marcia Thornton Jones, Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots became The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series with sales of over 42 million. The Narwhal Problem is the newest in Debbie’s Mermaid Tales multi-cultural series from Simon and Schuster.

Debbie has lived in many states, but now lives in a log cabin in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. She visits schools around the world. and

ALA Children’s Choice awards

3 Fun Facts

1. Debbie floated in the lowest spot on the earth, The Dead Sea. No narwhals were spotted.
2. Debbie has ridden two camels and doesn’t plan to ride any more!
3. Debbie once slid into a shark tank to help write a story.