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Welcome! I write children's stories, and created this website with the hope I'll be able to connect with other children's authors, agents and publishers. In my BLOGS, I express the joys and frustrations of writing, and the ups and downs of finding an agent or publisher. All the hard work and dedication to my writing 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! My picture book story about dementia, THE MEMORY JAR, illustrated by Victoria Marble, is availble for purchase. (Roan & Weatherford Publishing/Young Dragons, April 11, 2023).

Synopsis: Amelia's grammy has dementia. She’s forgotten the special events and people in her life, even Amelia. To jog Grammy’s memories, Amelia writes in a notebook all the stories Grammy told her over the years. She cuts out each story and places the papers in a jar. She hopes when Grammy reads the notes from the jar, she will remember the events, and perhaps remember her.

You can order the book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's websites, and at Indie Bookstores. Here are the links: 

The Memory Jar: Daugherty, Debra, Marble, Victoria: 9781633738072: Amazon.com: Books  

The Memory Jar by Debra Daugherty, Victoria Marble, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)    


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03/10/2023 17:51
THE MEMORY JAR, a picture book about dementia, is available for preorders at Amazon.com and...


I signed with an agent!

04/13/2022 06:38
On March 3, 2022, I signed with an agent, Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency.


Publishing contract for 3 picture books

04/13/2022 06:36
On April 13, 2021 I signed a publishing contract with Young Dragons Press for three picture books....