Deb Lund is best known for her bestselling dinoseries, but she dabbles in lots of genres. Deb taught for many years as a music and classroom teacher and teacher-librarian, later creating and co-directing a small arts-based school. With all that experience and a master’s project on teaching writing, Deb knows how to inspire and support teachers and writers of all ages.
Her music and education background, along with her creativity, playfulness, and passion for kids and literacy, makes her a well-loved presenter at schools, libraries, and conferences. She actively supports writers, teachers, and students through her website and blogs, as well as in her popular continuing education courses for teachers.
Among the books Deb has written are Monsters on Machines, All Aboard the Dinotrain, Dinosailors, Tell Me My Story, Mama, and Dinosoaring.
Wordplay, rollicking rhymes, quirky humor, and warmth are hallmarks of Deb’s writing. Additional picture books, a middle-grade novel, and books about creativity and teaching writing to children are among her current writing projects.
Deb is a northern Minnesota transplant to Washington state’s Whidbey Island, where she walks the beaches and forest trails, drinks tea with friends, reads, sings, walks her dog Chaco, and, of course, creates stories.
Fun Facts about little Debbie Lund
- The year Debbie’s sister Cindy asked for a bride doll for Christmas, Debbie asked for a toy tractor.
- Debbie learned to ride her adult size bike in one day without training wheels. She was six and proud of her scarred-up knees. Now she claims the word “persistent” instead of “stubborn,” the one she heard growing up.
- In fifth grade, Debbie’s teacher submitted a poem Debbie wrote for a book called Wonder Writers. But, teacher Deb’s fifth-grade students were much better writers than she was at that age.
- 10 year-old Debbie learned to unicycle. She can still unicycle and juggle, but not at the same time.
- On Debbie’s 13th birthday, she had 13 friends spend the night. They all still talk about it a zillion years later.
- Swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, skating, running in track, and playing volleyball were Debbie’s favorite physical activities when she was a kid.
- Debbie never thought she could be a writer, even though she wished she could be one. It just goes to show that you need to follow your dreams—no matter what!