About Deborah Reber
Q. What is your birthdate?
Q. Previous occupations
A. video producer for CARE and UNICEF, special projects manager for Nickelodeon (Blue's Clues), and director of development for Cartoon Network
Q. Favorite job
A. My current job of writing and creating media for teens!
Q. High school and/or college
A. I went to Oley Valley High School in Pennsylvania (an hour outside of Philadelphia), and to Penn State for undergrad and The New School for Social Research in NYC for graduate school.
Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?
A. Bob Dylan
Q. Favorite movie
A. Hannah and her Sisters
Q. Favorite television show
A. Curb Your Enthusiasm
On Books and Writing
Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
A. Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
A. Always be open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism
Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
A. My readers often tell me that they feel like I truly understand what they're going through and how they're feeling (which makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, and like I must be doing something right!)