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Hi! I'm Deb Hockenberry. I have always wanted to write for children since I was a child myself! I've been published twice on the internet. I've written a story for children about Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis for an online newsletter. I currently am working on several things including a picture book, a middle grade book, and a young adult book.

Background Information

I really don't know what got me into storytelling or writing.  I remember telling the neighborhood children along with my siblings stories when I was a child. 

I had been trying to get published for years.  Then I read 'Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets'.  I noticed how J.K. Rowling brought her characters to life through description.  So, I studied her...not to plaigerize but just to learn.  It was then I started getting published.

I've been published twice on the 'net.  One story was on which unfortunately has gone under.  That was a nice site too!  The other was on  I waited the requisite year and wrote the publisher a letter.  I politely asked him to take my story down so I could place it elsewhere.

I've just gotten into the world of book reviewing and I really love it!  I hope to do more but I won't review erotica.

I'm a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators.


I have taken two courses from the Institute of Children's Literature. I've also taken courses from The E-writer's Place and am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators. I have also attended the 2008 Muse Online Writers Conference.

Additional Information

I have written an encouraging story for children who have Pediatric MS. I've also just signed a contract for my first picture book!

Favorite Links

The Bumpy Road
An aspiring writers journey along the bumpy road to being published.

KidzTales is my website and is devoted to helping other people on their journey to writing for children.

Muse Word Painters Critique Group
I moderate this small group of children's writers.

Bragging Rites
I'm an active member of this group.

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