About Debbie Glade

Children’s Book Author


After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Creative Writing, I started my career writing for luxury cruise lines. That work piqued my interest in geography education and eventually inspired me to write, illustrate and record on CD the children’s picture book,  The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica. The book was honored in 2008 as an Award Winning Finalist for USA Book News Awards. Dressed in a millipede costume, I regularly visit South Florida elementary and middle schools with my reading, writing and geography programs.

For years I reviewed children’s books, and I’ve also written many travel and parenting articles for other websites and journals – About.com, Wandering Educators, Education.com, My Bright Mountain  and more.

When I’m not writing or reading, you can generally find me cooking, crafting or in the garden, where I grow organic veggies and tomatoes by the bucket. I’m also an avid exerciser, run the stairs at the local courthouse and do a variety of other aerobic workouts. Living in South Florida makes it easy for me to ride my bike just about everywhere I go.

Running at my local courthouse

DSC_0168Running the Rocky Steps in Philly with Darwin, the Smart Pooodle