In her years of coaching youth, Debbie discovered a happiness from seeing the delight on a young person’s face when they told a story to an interested person. Children have a unique way of making an everyday occurrence turn into a hilarious caper. Debbie couldn’t believe how much fun it was listening to these fascinating adventures.
She also realized how much children loved and learned from books, noticing that her tennis students would recall helpful life lessons a character from their favorite book had experienced. Inspired, Debbie felt she could have a positive influence on a wider audience than her tennis players if she wrote an entertaining book with likeable characters who shared similar struggles facing young people around the world.
Hearing the reaction to Creaturapolis has made all the years writing the story worth it. Readers have expressed enjoyment, excitement, intense anticipation of what would happen next, and even sadness, evidence the story had a deep impact. But the most satisfying feedback has been when children identify attachments to characters they are most like. The success of any book can be measured by the emotional bonds the reader has with the characters. Creaturapolis is sure to have a cherished animal for everyone.