Debby Dahl Edwardson

Debby Dahl Edwardson is an award winning children’s writer. Her picture book, Whale Snow was named to the International Reading Association’s Notable Books for a Global Society list and was also an Independent Publishers winner. Her novel Blessing’s Bead was named to the ALA/Yalsa Best Fiction for Young Adults in 2010 list and her most recent novel, My Name is Not Easy, was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives, teaches and writes in Inupiat community in northernmost Alaska.

Student Comments

I was extremely happy with the class. The lessons were well constructed and filled with invaluable information. The assignments were thought provoking and helped me gain a better perspective of picture books.

Debby Dahl Edwardson is a knowledgeable instructor who has great insight about the craft of writing picture books. She has a unique way of asking the right questions that inspired me to look at my story in a new way.  Would highly recommend it!

Diana Matich

I was very happy with the class! This is the second course I’ve taken with Debby and both classes were delightful. She is supportive and encouraging, while giving meaningful feedback to works in progress. I’ve learned a great deal and would certainly take another class with her in the future.

Karen Jameson

This was a great class. Debby is a gem. She obviously is a very accomplished writer, but she is very willing to share helpful information by providing lots of references and by writing thorough and useful critiques. She is very sensitive to each student’s needs.

Kathryn Woronko