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Once upon a time, in an elementary school in Kentucky, two elementary school teachers began writing stories. Debbie Dadey, a librarian, and Marcia Thornton Jones, a reading teacher, spent their lunch time talking about and creating stories. But then, one day ... their writing careers converged and took off! Right there in the library!

Debbie and Marcia were having one of those days when the kids were, well, little monsters. Debbie and Marcia realized that unless they sprouted horns and grew ten feet, they'd never get the kids' attention! Hmmm... A teacher who is really a monster ... Voila! Vampires Don't Wear Polka-Dots was born.

Debbie Dadey is the author and co-author of more than 125 books, including the Publishers Weekly bestselling The Adventure of the Bailey School Kids series, which has more than 25 million books in print! Debbie is as successful as she is prolific. Her books have won a number of awards ...

The Worst Name in Third Grade - 2008 Children’s Choice, International Reading Association
Whistler’s Hollow - 2004 Young Adults' Choice, International Reading Association
Shooting Star - starred review in School Library Journal
Cherokee Sister - Best Children's Books of the Year, 9-12 years, Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee (2000); Kentucky Bluegrass Awards "master list," grades 3-5 (2001-2002)

Debbie was born and raised in Kentucky. She started her professional career there, but currently lives in Pennsylvania. She is Mom to three kids and three dogs! She likes to play tennis and scrapbook ... and has spent countless hours watching soccer games. Debbie also enjoys the opportunity to connect with her audience, and you can join the conversation on

her blog.

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