Freaky Funky Fish, coming Spring 2021 with Running Press Kids. 

From zapping, stinging, even singing, to playing dead or with a see-through head, fish do some freaky funky things to survive in the world. 

Debra's Magazine Articles

Courtesy of USFWS Mountain Prairie.

“Where Did the Bison Go?” Spider, March 2016

Have you ever moved to a new home? Sometimes animals move, too. One day in March 2007, sixteen bison trotted onto a trailer in Montana and moved to Colorado, just outside of Denver. Find out why. . . 

Recipient of SCBWI Letter of Merit for Nonfiction for the 2017 Magazine Merit Competition.

“A Tale of Two Races” Boy’s Quest, Feb/March 2016

What if you attended the first Indianaopolis 500 race on May 30, 1911? How different would the race have been compared to a race today?

Courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Courtesy of ECOAN:

“An Owl In Your Pocket” Fun for Kidz, November 2014

Learn about the rare “Long-whiskered Owlet,” an owl so small, it could fit in your pocket!

“Eavesdropping Iguanas” Spider, July/August 2011

Did you know that marine iguanas on the Galapagos Islands can’t alert each other when they are in danger because they are non-vocal? However, scientists discovered that they can listen to other species to find out when they are in danger.

By Brian Gratwicke [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons