“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.” 
― Toni Morrison

It all began with an idea


One day, when I was reading a book out loud to my kids, a thought flashed through my mind: Wouldn't it be cool to have a novel about four third graders who time traveled and visited famous people in American history? I had never written a book before, and yet, knew I needed to write this one. My best friend, Rhody Cohon, came on board to help make the dream come true. From there, BLAST TO THE PAST was born.  Eight BLAST books later, new projects continued to come my way, each one more fun and exciting than the next.  Now, after ten years and 10,000 hours of writing, I look back over what I have accomplished and can only say one thing: Wow! 

I have been very lucky.  I've been surrounded by great people, made great friends, and have made a career out of writing. I have more than 100 books and the list keeps growing. Very lucky indeed. 


I look forward to the future, pushing the boundaries of what I write, facing new challenges, and most of all connecting with young readers everywhere! 


Oh, and yes, the rumors are true: I am an ordained reform rabbi, too. 

  • Chapter Books
  • Mid-Grade
  • Tween and Teen
  • Picture Books
  • Media Tie-in and Ghost Writing
  • MFA Faculty Western State Colorado University

About Stacia Deutsch