Debra Kempf Shumaker
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Press Kit


Debra Kempf Shu­mak­er start­ed read­ing at the age of four and has­n’t stopped since. She grew up on a small dairy farm in Wis­con­sin but now lives in the sub­urbs of North­ern Vir­ginia with her hus­band, three sons, and two cats. Debra is the author of Freaky, Funky Fish, Pecu­liar Pri­mates, and Tell Some­one. When she isn’t read­ing or writ­ing, she enjoys hik­ing, gar­den­ing, and watch­ing Jeop­ardy.


Debra is repped by James McGowan at Book­Ends Literary.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep­tem­ber 30th, Mid-Atlantic SCBWI Fall Inten­sive, 9 am: “Rhyme Time—Strategies for Writ­ing Rhyming Pic­ture Books that Sing”, a 3 hour craft inten­sive with fel­low pic­ture book rhymer Tracey Kyle. Details and reg­is­tra­tion here.
  • Octo­ber 6, 6–8 pm, Local Author Show­case, 12–3 pm at Birch Tree Books, 11 W. Mar­ket Street, Lees­burg, VA. Details here.
  • Octo­ber 14, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm, STEM Day at A Thou­sand Sto­ries, 750 Cen­ter Street, Hern­don, VA. Details here.

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Debra Shumaker
Debra Shu­mak­er
(pho­to: Yan­ka Photography)