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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!

Stubby the Fearless Squid

Stubby the Fearless Squid

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: Barbara Davis-Pyles

Illustrator: Carolyn Conahan

ISBN: 978-1632171993

Publisher: Little Big Foot

Summary: A sweet and fun and clever story about accepting yourself for who you are and being brave.

A great read-aloud picture book about a scaredy squid named Stubby (a stubby squid, rossia pacifica) who makes a BIG MISTAKE . . . getting a pen pal.

Intimidated by his new pen pal's name--Razor Clam--and the extraordinary stories Razor writes about his exploits, Stubby gets carried away making up fantastic stories of his own bravery that end up putting him in hot water when something real and scary happens. But perhaps all his brave imaginings have made him brave enough to find a happy ending?

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Lizzie Flying Solo

Lizzie Flying Solo

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community