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Published:November 19th, 2010 14:43 EST
Deborah Reber, Author of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul's The Real Deal: Challenges chats with Judyth Piazza

Deborah Reber, Author of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul's The Real Deal: Challenges chats with Judyth Piazza

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Deborah is a writer and creative consultant based in Seattle. She is the author and co-author of a number of books, with a special interest in pro-social writing for teens, tweens and preschoolers. Prior to becoming a fulltime writer and consultant, Deborah worked in children`s television - developing original programming for Cartoon Network, guiding the ancillary business of Blue`s Clues for Nickelodeon, and producing an international campaign championing children`s rights for UNICEF. She has produced several documentaries, including Drawing Insight and Seven Days in Somalia, and currently consults with companies like Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, the Starbright Foundation, Mattel and Offramp Films.

Deborah is on the Advisory Board and serves as Director of Publications for WriteGirl, an organization which partners women writers in Los Angeles with teenage girls (ages 14 - 18) for creative writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring. She has been an invited panelist at the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival, MIFA International Market, and Ottawa Animation Festival, and a frequent guest speaker at Cal Arts, UCLA and Loyola Marymount. More recently, Deborah has led writing and creative workshops for both adults and teens.

Deborah has an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research in New York City (1996), and a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University (1991). Deborah lives in Seattle with her husband, son and white German Shepherd. She is an avid runner, hiker, pianist and gardener.

For More Information:  www.deborahreber.com

Email Deborah at contact@deborahreber.com