About Deborah

Teen and tween advocate, speaker, life coach, and author Deborah Reber launched Smart Girls Know in 2007 to present relevant news, information, insight, and advice to young women and girls. Her books include the YA novel Language of Love, as well as nonfiction titles CHILL: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You (Simon Pulse), In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers (Simon Pulse), the three-book teen self-help series Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul’s The Real Deal (HCI/Scholastic), It’s My Life’s Friendship Handbook (PBS), and Run for Your Life: A Book for Beginning Women Runners (Perigee), as well as more than a dozen books based on the hit TV show Blue’s Clues. Deborah created and edits a series of teen-authored memoirs for HCI Books called Louder Than Words.

Deborah speaks at national conferences for organizations including AllyKatzz, Girl Scouts, Mind on the Media, Junior League, the Jenna Druck Foundation, Expanding Your Horizons, and Girls for a Change and leads interactive workshops for young women on living their most authentic, empowered lives. She frequently consults and collaborates with children’s educational media providers to create, shape, and edit content.

Deborah is a Martha Beck Life Coach in Training, and is launching her practice to work directly with individual and small groups of girls and young women in Spring 2011.

Prior to becoming a full-time author, Deborah worked in children’s television with Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, and as a video producer for UNICEF, Globalvision, and CARE. She has an M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research and a B.A. in Communications from Penn State University. She lives in Seattle.

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To find out more about Debbie’s books, speaking programs, and interactive workshops for middle school, high school, and college students, visit her website.

To contact Debbie directly regarding coaching, interview requests, consulting, workshops, or anything else, email her at deborah@deborahreber.com, or send snail mail to:

Deborah Reber
4509 Interlake Avenue N, #281
Seattle, WA 98103