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Deborah Kerbel

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First Name
Deborah
Last Name
Kerbel
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Ontario
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Bio
Deborah Kerbel is a Canadian children's author of four Young Adult novels including Under the Moon (a Finalist for the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Awards), Lure (a Finalist for the 2011 Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award), and Girl on the Other Side (a Finalist for the 2010 Canadian Library Association’s YA Book of the Year Award). She's also the author of two Middle-Grade novels (Bye-Bye, Evil Eye and Feathered — the latter newly released with Kids Can Press) and a picture book (forthcoming in 2017 with Pajama Press). Her essay on school bullying, The Curtain, is included in the YA anthology, Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins, 2011).

In 1993, she graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in English Literature. Born in London, England, Deborah currently resides in Thornhill, Ontario with her husband two children, and pet schnoodle.
Available For
School and library readings and presentations
Writing workshops
Publications
Feathered
Kids Can Press
2016

Bye-Bye, Evil Eye
Dancing Cat Books
2014

Under the Moon
Dancing Cat Books
2012

Lure
Dundurn Press
2010

Girl on the Other Side
Dundurn Press
2009

Mackenzie, Lost and Found
Dundurn Press
2008
Awards
2015 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award Shortlist for: Bye-Bye, Evil Eye

2012 Governor General's Literary Award Finalist
For: Under the Moon

2012 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award Shortlist
For: Lure

2011 City of Vaughan R.A.V.E. Award
Category: Literary Arts Educator and Mentor

2010 Canadian Library Association YA Book of the Year Award Shortlist
For: Girl on the Other Side
Other Memberships
The Writers' Union of Canada
The Canadian Children's Book Centre
SCBWI Canada East
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