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Debbie Spring

Debbie Spring

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Debbie Spring, a resident of Thornhill, Ontario, has been a published writer since 1985. She has nine published books. Specializing in children's books, her portfolio includes short stories, plays, non-fiction and fiction picture books, juvenile and Young Adult fiction novels. Her academic background includes an Honour’s degree from York University's Fine Arts Program and writing courses from Humber George Brown and Centennial Colleges. She has spoken to over 6,000 students across Canada about her books and writing, and has been interviewed on CBC radio, CTV, and numerous newspapers.

Toronto, ON


The Righteous Smuggler. Toronto: Second Story Press, 2005.
Wilma, The Wild White Whale. illus. Ann-Marie Duwyn-Zylstra. Florence, NS: Small World Publishing, 2001.
The Big Lie. Toronto: The Canadian Jewish News, 2001.
"My Enchanted Hideaway". Ottawa: Canadian Authors Association, 2000.
"Forbidden Love". Winnipeg, MB: Spring Zygote magazine, 2000.
Grandpa Promised. Scholastics Canada, January 2009
Breathing Soccer. Thistledown Press, 2008
The Kayak. Thistledown Press, 2010
Vanishing Breeds. JLS Publishing Co., 2010
Screwed. Solstice Publishing, 2012
Amy's Delight. Solstice Publishing, 2013


Canadian Authors Association Short Story Contest for "My Enchanted Hideaway", 2000.
Zygote Magazine’s Romance Contest for Forbidden Love, 2000.
Brendon Donnelly Children's Literature Award for Something Fishy, Write Angles, 1999.
Honourable Mention, Calgary Writers' Union. Writers’ International Forum for Ghostly Friends, 1999.
Thistledown Press Short Story Contest for The Kayak, 1995.
Canadian Toy Testing Council for The Righteous Smuggler, 2007
Canadian Childrens' Book Centre - Special Star Rating for Our Choice, 2007
Manitoba Readers' Choice Award for 2010, short listed
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:


Presentation Length:
45-60 min.
Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction, and Picture books
Audience Size: