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Hi! Deb Gonzales here.

I create quality, affordable, project-specific, supplemental materials connecting people with literature. As an educator and fellow author, I am skilled in navigating the needs of the educational and literary worlds.

The intent of this website is to showcase the incredible projects I've been privileged to participate in. Please contact me if you have any questions or desire to discuss a project you'd like to partner with. 

My debut picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019) is the tenacious history of the female athlete from the first Olympic Games to present day, including the passage of Title IX.

Stop by Deb's Author Website

Stop by Deb's Author Website

Podcast coming soon!

Podcast coming soon!

A Dual Guide: Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds & Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds

A Dual Guide: Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds & Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds

Guides by Deb – Keeping your books in the hearts of young readers and in the hands of those who care for them.

The guide linked below was created by Debbie Gonzales, MFA. Deb is a career educator, curriculum consultant, former school administrator and adjunct professor, and once served as a SCBWI RA for the Austin Chapter. She's the author of six “transitional” readers for a New Zealand publisher and the forthcoming non-fiction picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019). Deb earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Are you interested in discussing a reader’s guide project? If so, click here. Deb’s eager to hear from you!

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  • Author/Illustrator: Jeff Crosby

  • Author/ Illustrator: Shelley Ann Jackson

  • Publisher: Tundra Books

  • Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds

  • ISBN: 978-0887768156

  • Synopsis: Since prehistoric times, humans and dogs have shared a unique bond and both have served each other well. Early people discarded food and as a result, wild wolves cast fear and caution aside, following and approaching their two-legged neighbors until they became less wary of each other. As humans hunted, fished, herded, and hauled, they found ways to benefit from the presence and talents of these animals. Over time, both learned to work together, rely on, and like each other.

  • Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds

  • ISBN: 978-0887769863

  • Synopsis: Thousands of years ago people living on the steppes of central Asia realized that horses could transport them long distances, help them fight their wars, pull their plows, and provide them with sport and companionship. Ever since, horses and human history have been intertwined.

  • Click here for Cross Curricular Educator's Guide

Dozens of Cousins

Dozens of Cousins

Maximillian Villainous

Maximillian Villainous