Debbie Dadey is an award-winning children’s book author who has written more than 150 books which have sold more than 47 million copies. She’s a librarian and former teacher who has seen firsthand the difference the right book can make for reluctant readers. She is best known for her series The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, written with Marcia Thornton Jones, and loves writing her new series, Mermaid Tales. She has had a great time channeling her inner girl (and inner mermaid) with the adventures of Shelly, Echo, Kiki and Pearl. In each book, the mergirls deal with kid issues, as well as learning things about the ocean in school. Debbie currently lives in Sevierville, TN with her husband and two dogs. She loves it when her three children visit and enjoys visiting schools and libraries all over the world.