##Welcome to my website

Welcome! I write children stories, and created this website with the hope I will be able to connect with other children authors, agents and publishers. In my BLOGS I want to express the joys and frustrations of writing, the ups and downs of finding an agent or publisher, and the fact that all the hard work and dedication is worth it if my words can make a child smile, laugh or think about his or her world in a different way. 

Debra Daugherty

Exciting news to share: On April 13, 2021, I signed a contract with Young Dragons Press for three picture books! Release dates will start in 2023.

July 28, 2019  Happy 3rd Book Birthday to THE DRAGON'S RING! Three years ago my novel came out. It was a welcome distraction as earlier that year I had surgery for endometrial cancer. I'm happy to say it's now been three years I've been cancer free, too. Life is good. Embrace it!

2016 EXCITING NEWS: My romantic fairytale, THE DRAGON'S RING, published by Astraea Press, released July 28, 2016, is available at Amazon. Visit the Photo Gallery to view the beautiful cover art by Amanda L.Matthews.


THE DRAGON'S RING is now available at Amazon.com. 

     My interview and cover reveal can be found on Kristin Van Risseghem's blog. #Pit2Pub Sucess stories.   

To read one of my stories, check out Guardian Angel Kids, an online ezine. Let Your Imagination Soar! was published in the August 2013 issue, and The Mystery of the Ghostly Thief was published in the December 2014 issue. My picture book, Calamity Cat, was released December, 2013. Publisher, MeeGenius. Lucy Mara is the illustrator.  It's about a cat that is always getting into messes. August 1, 2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquired MeeGenius and Calamity Cat is now part of the HMH publishing house. (Note: The MeeGenius site closed in 2018 and HMH returned the rights to CALAMITY CAT to me. I've since written a second story about Calamity titled WHERE'S CALAMITY? and hope to do a series of Calamity stories.)

Scroll down the Menu, read my latest blogs, check out my photo gallery. There's a special section just for children - Kid's Korner. I hope you enjoy what you see and will come back to discover what's new in my life and in my writing.

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06/23/2016 10:49
THE DRAGON'S RING - Release date: July 28, 2016  www.CleanReads.com  


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10/09/2013 16:04


Website launched

10/09/2013 16:03
My new website has been launched today. With my blogs I hope to be able to share what I've...