Deborah Kops began writing in the fourth grade, when a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Silvers, encouraged the class to make up lots of stories. She has written more than twenty books for children and young adults, including a biography of Abraham Lincoln and Were Potato Chips Really Invented by an Angry Chef? and Other Questions about Food.
Before becoming a children’s book writer, she edited books on American history at Northeastern University Press, and later, nonfiction books for children at Blackbirch Press. Deborah lives with her husband and son in Greater Boston, and enjoys exploring old towns and neighborhoods on the Atlantic coast, including the North End, where the Great Molasses Flood occurred.
Click here to read Deborah's interview with Charlesbridge.