Debra Kempf Shumaker

Sep 7, 2022

Peculiar Primates

Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures

Running Press Kids 2022

Debra Kempf Shumaker is author of three children's books. In this, our second interview (our first was almost two years ago with release of Freaky, Funky Fish) we talk about her new book, Peculiar Primates: Fun Facts About These Curious Creatures (Running Press Kids, 2022) which launches on October 11. We talk about her life, writing journey, her initiative to help agents discover authors (pbpitch) and her tips for aspiring children's writers. Debra writes from her home in North Virginia where she lives with her husband, three sons and two cats.

Mel Rosenberg is a professor of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is also the founder of Ourboox, a web platform that allows anyone to create and share awesome flipbooks.

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Mel Rosenberg

Mel Rosenberg is a professor emeritus of microbiology (Tel Aviv University, emeritus) who fell in love with children's books as a small child and now writes his own. He is co-founder of Ourboox, a web platform with some 240,000 ebooks that allows anyone to create and share flipbooks comprising text, pictures and videos.

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