KOVACS, Deborah. American, b. 1954. Genres: Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction. Career: Children's Television Workshop, NYC, 1975-80, began as toy, game, and record developer for Sesame Street, became editor of Sesame Street Magazine; Scholastic Inc., NYC, magazine editor, 1980-85, founder and creative director of software division, 1985-97; freelance writer for book, magazine, and computer software publishers; children's book author; Turnstone Publishing Group, Boston, MA, editor-in-chief, 1997-. Publications: Frazzle's Fantastic Day, 1980; When Is Saturday?, 1981; Battle of the Bands, 1987; A Day Underwater, 1987; The Hottest Group in Town, 1987; Moondreamers: The Evening Song, 1988; Woody's First Dictionary, 1988; (with J. Preller) Meet the Authors and Illustrators, Vol. 1, 1991, Vol 2, 1993; Brewster's Courage, 1992; Moonlight on the River, 1993; Beneath Blue Waters: Meetings with Remarkable Deep-Sea Creatures, 1996; Dive to the Deep Ocean, 2000; Off to Sea, 2000; Noises in the Night: The Habits of Bats, 2001. Address: 25 Jordan St., South Dartmouth, MA 02748, U.S.A.