Monday, February 27, 2012

Writers and Illustrators and Dinosaurs: Debbi Michiko Florence

Debbi Michiko Florence is a third generation Japanese-American and has lived in Mexico, China, New York, and Michigan.  She presently resides in California.  She holds a degree in zoology, volunteered as a "raptor rehabilitator" (the avian kind), and ran a "dino camp" at the Detroit Zoo.

In adidition to writing fiction, Debbi is the author of JAPAN: A KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS BOOK and CHINA: A KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS BOOK, both available from Williamson Books.

Above, Debbi poses with a T.rex at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. 

Below, she's in the London Natural History Museum with the pliosaur Rhomaleosaurus cramptoni.  The woman in the photo on the wall is Mary Anning, one of the earliest and most prolific fossil hunters (and who discovered several ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs.).

1 comment:

Debbi Michiko Florence said...

Aw, thanks, Greg! :) I can't wait to run my interview with you next month!

(PS - I'm unable to comment using my WordPress ID - this happens with any Blogger blog.)

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