"I don't usually read historical fiction but yours is like you're actually, physically there."                                                                                    - 6th grader

When I was a girl, I loved to read. By the time I was in fourth grade, I knew I wanted to be a writer. I grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts, the oldest of three girls. In the 1800s, the city was at the center of the Industrial Revolution. Maybe that’s how I got my interest in history.

I've lived in Honolulu, Walla Walla, Washington, and Corvallis, Oregon. Today we live in West Linn, Oregon, just outside of Portland.


I enjoy traveling and speaking to readers of all ages. Please contact me at deborahhopkinson@yahoo.com.