Deborah Bruss is the author Book! Book! Book!, published by Arthur A. Levine Books. As a child, Deborah did not enjoy writing, and even attempted to avoid writing-intensive classes in high school. She did not overcome her fear of writing until she reached college and began her career as an author when she was in her thirties. Deborah has worked as a substitute teacher and a school librarian. Her hobbies include traveling, sailing, swimming, adaptive skiing and singing with a female musical group, the Songweavers. Deborah lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Michael, her sons Nathanial and Isaac, and her daughters Bayshay and Isatu.