Becker, Deborah Zimmett 1955-

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BECKER, Deborah Zimmett 1955-

(Debbie Zimmett)

PERSONAL: Born July 7, 1955, in Waukegon, IL; divorced; children: Neil, Isaac, Noah. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.S.N., 1977. Politics: "Liberal/Democrat." Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Home—4740 Barcelona Ct., Calabasas, CA 91302. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Buttercup Preschool, discrete trial therapist. Also works as registered nurse at a residential summer camp.



Eddie Enough!, illustrated by Charlotte Murray, Wood-bine House (Bethesda, MD), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Children's books "whose themes help kids make sense of confusing situations"; screenplays.

SIDELIGHTS: Deborah Zimmett Becker told CA: "I always loved to read! Books were my favorite companions. When I was in fourth grade, we lived within walking distance of the local library. My special treat was to walk there by myself and choose books to check out. I was never a great student, and I certainly didn't like to write! My background in nursing and education are the motivating factors in my decision to write children's books because I like to explain things to kids. When kids understand what is happening to them or around them, they are happier and there is no limit to what they can achieve.*"