Debbie Dadey grew up in Kentucky and now lives in a log cabin in Tennessee 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 or coauthor of 176 traditionally published books. Her first children's book, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots, coauthored with Marcia Thornton Jones, became the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, with sales of over 43 million. Her newest series, Mermaid Tales, is a multicultural series from Simon and Schuster. An upcoming spin-off series is Mermaid Mini Tales. She also coauthored Writing for Kids: The Ultimate Guide with Marcia Thornton Jones.
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