Debbie Dadey

Become a Fan

Debbie Dadey is an award-winning children’s book author who has written more than 150 books. She is best known for her series The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, written with Marcia Thornton Jones. Debbie lives with her husband, three children, and three dogs in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Debbie Dadey

Books by this Author

Twist and Shout
Mermaid Tales 4-Books-in-1!
The Crook and the Crown
Wish upon a Starfish
see more books by Debbie Dadey

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I am a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.  I have a right to be here.  (paraphrased from the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann)

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Mermaid Song is awesome!

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Dogs are awesome!

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Write A LOT and read A LOT.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I didn't like to read until I read your books.

Author Voices

April 05, 2013

I told my youngest son I'd be talking with Brownies today.  He said, "You mean the kind you eat?"  I said, "No, the girl scout kind."  I had fun showing the group of Brownies my old Brownie and Girl Scout uniform.  We had a good time with shark trivia and they asked great questions about Danger in the Deep Blue Sea, which they'd all read.  Then I read to them from my manuscript of The Lost Princess and some even advance ordered the book that comes out next month.  They each got a crown!

September 25, 2012

I'm having a great time writing the Mermaid Tales series.  I loved being an elementary school teacher and librarian, so it's such fun writing about third grade merkids.  I just finished an upcoming book about the horrors of spelling tests.  They were difficult for me and for one of my sons, so I know they can be hard for other kids as well.  I hope this book, the sixth one in the series, will make those tests a little bit less scary.