Debbie Dadey grew up in Kentucky and now lives in a log cabin in TN with her husband and a greyhound rescue. Her children live along the east coast and continue to inspire her. A former first grade teacher and school librarian, she is the author and co-author of 176 traditionally published books. Her first children’s book Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots, co-authored with Marcia Thornton Jones, became The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series with sales of over 43 million. Winter Princess is the newest in Debbie’s Mermaid Tales, a multi-cultural series from Simon and Schuster. She also so-authored an ebook called Writing for Kids: The Ultimate Guide.