About Debbie Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi writes and illustrates books for young people. Recent illustration projects for Simon & Schuster Children's include books by Judy Blume and Michael Ian Black. Her blog for children's book writers & illustrators: Inkygirl.com. On Twitter: @inkyelbows

Recent Posts by this author:

  • Happy New Year
  • Will Write For Chocolate: Old School Writing
  • 12 Days Of Writer (Unboxed) Christmas
  • Comic: Finding Focus
  • Comic: Grammar Police (and Comic Caption Winner from last time)
  • Comic Caption Challenge: Book Characters At A Bar (plus my exciting book news!)
  • Comic: Writer At Tax Time
  • Comic: A Good Hook
  • Comic: Writers’ Resolutions
  • Writers: Enjoy Every Success, No Matter How Small
  • Comic: A Writer’s Journey
  • Comic: Writer Prep (plus some BORING book news)

  • Will Write For Chocolate: Old School Writing

    I know some of you write by hand on a regular basis, but I’ve gotten very used to my keyboard. Just recently, however, I’ve started purposely writing in an old-fashioned paper notebook from time to time. I find that there’s something liberating about being able to brainstorm new story ideas on paper, plus it gives […]

    12 Days Of Writer (Unboxed) Christmas

    In case any of you can’t read the tiny text under “4 Lovely ARCS,” the covers are from Therese Walsh’s MOON SISTERS novel, which comes out in March, 2014. If you’ve been enjoying Writer Unboxed, I strongly encourage you to show your support by pre-ordering Therese’s book as well as marking it “Want To Read” […]

    Comic: Grammar Police (and Comic Caption Winner from last time)

    Thanks to everyone who entered and voted in my Comic Caption Contest from last month. So many wonderful entries! Congrats to Linda W., who came up with the winning caption: Runners-up: “Of course I’m having a bier. Why aren’t you drinking a Bloody Mary?” — Ray Pace “I may have a book deal, but at least […]

    Comic: A Good Hook

      News since the last time I posted: I’m delighted to announce I’ll be illustrating Michael Ian Black’s new picture book, NAKED! See the announcement in Entertainment Weekly. Scheduled for publication in Summer 2014. 0

    Comic: Writers’ Resolutions

      I do admit that I waver between making New Year’s Resolutions and not making them, depending on the year and how I’m feeling. I LOVE Juliet Marillier’s Nine Good Gifts For The New Year (posted earlier in the week) so felt compelled to add one of her Gifts to my comic today. 0

    Writers: Enjoy Every Success, No Matter How Small

    The quote “Writers: enjoy every success, no matter how small” came from Nathan Bransford, and it’s such good advice. Sometimes we get so obsessed with some big goal (getting published, writing a bestseller, etc.) that we forget to enjoy good moments along the way. — Debbie p.s. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year, I encourage […]

    Comic: A Writer’s Journey

    To fellow Canadian writers out there: Happy Thanksgiving! I’m up at the cottage right now, so decided to do an autumn-themed format this weekend. 0

    Comic: Writer Prep (plus some BORING book news)

    Congrats again to Dave Olimpio, who won the Writer Unboxed Summer Flash Fiction contest! Thanks to WU for giving me the chance to provide illustration prompts. My big news: my first children’s book launches this week! I’M BORED is a new picture book written by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by yours truly, published by […]