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Deb Aronson has been a freelance non-fiction writer since 1997. She writes about interesting people doing unusual things. That list includes, so far, an astronaut, archaeologist, male midwife, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, several novelists, a photographer, an architect and a woman who founded a summer camp for foster siblings. She feels especially at home among scientists, having come from a family full of them.

She joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in 2008 and wrote a middle-grade biography of E.B. White (Rosen Publishing) in 2010 on contract. However, it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to undertake an independent book-length project she would do on her own, not on assignment. That project resulted in a biography of racehorse Rachel Alexandra: Alexandra the Great: The Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack (Chicago Review Press, 2017).

Deb earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Near Eastern Archaeology from Yale University. She also worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and participated in excavations in Syria, Cyprus, Israel and the United States before moving to the Midwest.








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