About Deb

A former archaeologist, Deb Aronson is an award-winning non-fiction writer. When she’s not gardening, sailing or designing her dream Derby hat (hint, it will include snack food), Deb enjoys writing about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. That list includes, an astronaut, archaeologist, male midwife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a rowing team, several novelists, including Judy Blume and Isabelle Allende, a photographer, an architect and a woman who founded a summer camp for foster siblings.

Deb is a former assistant regional adviser for the Illinois chapter of SCBWI. She has written a biography of children’s author, E.B. White (Rosen Publishing) and contributed to Muse and Ask magazine. Alexandra the Great was her first independent book project and in 2023 she also published How to Raise a Rhino, a true story of a woman who created a black rhino sanctuary in Kenya and raised an abandoned rhino calf to adulthood, with many laughs and heartaches along the way.

She lives in coastal North Carolina with five sailboats, one husband and 500 books, give or take.

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