Debbie Ann is a picture book author and magazine writer. She holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and Ohio Dominican College. She works at the University of Michigan and has had stories published in children's literary magazines including Spider, Cricket, Pockets and New Moon Magazine. Taylor is committed to a number of national, regional and local literacy projects. Taylor and her husband live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Questions and Answers
What are your hobbies?
I like to read and visit museums and botanical gardens.
Do you play an instrument?
No, but my oldest daughter plays the clarinet and my youngest daughter plays the violin.
What were your favorite books as a child?
My favorite books included Green Eggs and Ham, Go Dog,Go!, Understood Betsy, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Across Five Aprils. I also read Marvel comic books! My new favorites include Snowflake Bentley, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Raising Dragons and Meet Danitra Brown.
What are you working on now?
I am always working on a new project. I am revising a book about Idlewild, Michigan, a vacation spot that was popular 50 years ago. My husband and I recently completed a book about a neighborhood basketball team.
Do you play basketball?
No, but my mother played basketball for her high school team, the East High Tigers; my stepfather played for the Harlem Globetrotters for a while and my daughter played in a "Gus Macker" basketball tournament.
What are your favorite foods? I love oatmeal, corn, collard greens, onions and coconut cream pie.
What are your favorite movies? Happy Feet,The Secret Garden, Captain America:The Winter Soldier, The Wizard of Oz…and so many more
Do you have a family? Yes, I have a husband, two brilliant, grown-up daughters, four terrific sisters and two cool brothers, fine grandchildren, great-nieces and great-nephews!
Do you play any sports? I fly kites.