Debbi Michiko Florence

web_edit6xx8t3624Debbi Michiko Florence writes full time in her cozy studio, The Word Nest. The first two books of her debut chapter book series Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth will be coming out from Farrar Straus Giroux on July 11, 2017, with two more books to follow. She is also the author of the Dorothy and Toto early chapter book series (Picture Window Books/October 2016).

Before she started writing as her career, Debbi worked at a pet store, volunteered as a raptor rehabilitator, interned as a zookeeper’s aide, taught fifth grade, and was the Associate Curator of Education for a zoo. 

She lives in New England with her family including a bunny and two ducks. You can visit her online on her web site and her reading blog. She’s also on Twitter.

Photo Credit: Roy Thomas

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