Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. She is represented by Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown Ltd.




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Out in bookstores now:

I'M BORED. Written by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers. A New York Times Notable Children's Book and Junior Library Guild selection. Teacher's Guide (K-5) now available.



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You're never too old to start writing

From Robert McCrum in

...The ruthless cut-off of 40 does not address the complex trajectory of creative growth: for every novelist or poet who explodes skywards with a first or second book, there are many who only achieve mastery as they reach the shady side of the slope. The onset of middle age, or the approach of oblivion, is perhaps as sharp a spur to literary effort as the intoxicating self-belief of youth.

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    You're never too old to start writing - Inkygirl: Guide For Kidlit/YA Writers & Artists - via @inkyelbows

Reader Comments (4)

What a great quote and oh so true.....

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJai Farris

I don't know whether this quote makes me happy or sad, since I am over forty.

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynne Lumsden Green

I'm so excited. I'm over fifty, that means I must be able to write the Great Canadian Novel!

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCath Francis

My 40th is just around the corner, so this hit home. Thanks for something to chew on. While I still have all my teeth. : )

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiki Turner

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