Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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LINKS AND RESOURCES I MENTION IN MY 2016 MLA Children's Luncheon Talk

(Last updated October 3, 2016)

Welcome! You're probably here because I mentioned this URL in my talk at the 2016 MLA Conference. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows and more about my books at DebbieOhi.com/books.

My blog for those who read, write and illustrate books for young people: Inkygirl.com

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My Instagram account (where I mainly post my art, especially my found object doodles)

How a rejection got me a book deal - My career-changing experience at the SCBWI conference. I also mention my friend Beckett Gladney (who helped me put together my first portfolio), my sister Ruth Ohi.

Lee Wardlaw: children's book author friend who was my first mentor and who introduced me to her agent, Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown.

SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators)

How I became a Judy Blume illustrator

Urban Tapestry - my music group

Homecoming - song I wrote, based on Ray Bradbury's short story, "The Rocket Man" (from his short story collection, "R Is For Rocket")

My comics for SCBWI Newbies who are nervous about meeting people (created when I was a SCBWI newbie nervous about meeting people)