And the winner is...


The Adventures of Camellia N. - The Arctic won FIRST PLACE for the Royal Dragonfly Green/Environmental Book Award! The Royal Dragonfly Book Award contest honors excellence in all types of literature and book marketing.  I'm so excited and honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization!! Thank you for believing in my message and book series!

The Morning Blend on KTNV!


Camellia N. is making moves! Straight from NYC, she stopped by KTNV The Morning Blend Tuesday, November 8th with Jennifer Shultz! 

A portion of proceeds made from sales are being donated to the Las Vegas Victims' Fund. I hope you watch this segment and choose books for yourself or as a gift for the holidays!  Let's support Las Vegas and help raise funds! 


Under The SEa in NYC!

Camellia N. took New York City UNDER THE SEA Saturday, November 5th!
It was SO heartwarming to see how children, parents, educators and friends loved Camellia N.'s adventures.  The children couldn't get enough of Camellia's underwater friends. I think the very cool Barreleye fish was a fan favorite, along with the Maui Dolphin! 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone for being a part of Camellia's world!  A special thank you to the Children's Scholarship Fund of NY, Reading Rescue and the incredible Maya Gittelman of the Barnes & Noble Upper West Side for your support!  xo  

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Miss Captain Planet on BOLD TV!


I had the privilege to share Camellia N. on Bold TV during my recent visit to NYC! Hosts Clay Aiken and Carrie Sheffield and the Bold TV staff were truly amazing!

Thank you again for the opportunity the share my message with your viewers.  You rock! 


Shelter Hope Animal Appreciation Day

Camellia N. and Friends made a local splash at the annual Shelter Hope Animal Appreciation Day event in Thousand Oaks, CA! Dogs, cats, Shetland ponies and falcons made an appearance, as well as Camellia N.'s new plush conservation critters!   

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Under The Sea Launch Event!

Debbie debuted her latest adventure, Under The Sea, on September 16th to a packed house of The Adventures of Camellia N. book lovers!  Joining her was Georgienne Bradley of Sea Save who helped bring the book to life...and shared her love of the sea, sharks and especially Nails, Camellia's hammerhead friend.  A warm THANK YOU to Barnes & Noble for hosting the event... and for everyone who attended making it even more memorable! xo  

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Malibu Times MAgazine Feature!


Thank you, Mom's Choice Awards, for the wonderful interview!


Mom’s Choice Awards is excited to announce another post in our interview series where we chat with the inventors, designers, publishers, and others behind some of our favorite family-friendly products.


The Reviews are in...Thank you for the 5* REVIEWS!


'Under The Sea' Won the Prestigious Mom's Choice Gold Award!



Gold Recipient

We are so honored to announce...Mom's Choice Awards has awarded book two of the series, The Adventures of Camellia N - Under The Sea ,with its highest honor - its Gold Seal!  This book joins the first book, The Arctic, winning gold!  The Mom's Choice Award program is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. 





Weekend Jaunt's Favorite New Kids Book List! - July 2017

Each colorful page is filled with a new lesson that my daughters and I loved unfolding, along with Camellia N, who learned all about the magic and importance of the Arctic and its animals.
— Serena Norr

Macaroni Kid Loves Camellia N. - June 2017


Camellia N. Celebrates Earth Day!

We made our planet proud this Earth Day! A special thank you to Barnes & Noble for hosting this special story time event and to all of the families for attending! Children from all ages attended my book reading and engaged in a discussion about caring for our planet. As always, it takes a village to make change!


Earth Day Celebration Event at Barnes & NoBle!

To celebrate my favorite holiday, I will be hosting the Earth Day Celebration Storytime Event at  Barnes & Noble this Saturday, April 22nd at 11:00 am! For more details, please see our Facebook event page or the article link below. 

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I had the amazing opportunity to join Paula Phillips, host of "On The Right Road" Podcast, for a discussion about my book series and my best practices for marketing yourself as a teacher.  There truly is an adventure around every corner!   Stream the whole interview below...

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Sundance Film Festival - Camellia N. Book Event

Snowfall, hot cocoa and Rob’s lively reading (as only he can do) made The Adventures of Camellia N. Book Event such a treat! A special Utah thank you to the wonderful Mary Ann at the Silver Baron Lodge and to Rob from the very popular King’s English Bookstore in Salt Lake City for hosting this special day!

"A Must for Every Child's Library..."

Read why The Adventures of Camellia N. is a great gift for any occasion!


The Adventures of CAmellia N. is the perfect Holiday Gift!


Lupin Hill ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Author Visit - December 9th, 2016

It's Friday Fun Day! Sharing The Adventures of Camellia N. with superstar 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at Lupin Hill Elementary School in the Las Virgenes School District. Students had SO much fun learning all about the Arctic (and learning what they could do to make a difference).  The students even learned to make Beluga sounds!  A special thank you to the Lupin Hill staff, teachers, librarians and students for making this event such a great success!  I will miss the enthusiastic questions...and, of course, the many hugs!  

Barnes & Noble Santa Monica Book Event & Signing -
november 5th, 2016

Camellia N.'s adventure to sunny Santa Monica was filled with story-telling and wildlife education! We were thrilled to have Susan Hartland of Wildlife Waystation and Erwin Vermeulen of Sea Shepherd join us and speak on wildlife conservation and the importance of raising awareness among children and educators worldwide.  Thank you so much to everyone who made the event so special! 

All Beautiful Mommies Loves CAmellia N.!


The Pepperdine Graphic - October 27th, 2016

Most can recall a favorite book from childhood, be it the whimsical rhymes of Dr. Seuss or the mischievous undertakings of the Berenstain Bears. Debbie Wideroe, visiting professor of Communication and director of the Communication Division Internship Program, understands the critical role stories play in children’s growth and development, which is why she recently added “Children’s Book Author” to her list of titles. 

Specifically, Wideroe aims to educate children about the environment, wildlife and natural resources. Her first book, “The Adventures of Camellia N.: The Arctic,” is the first book in a nine-part series. “This book not only educates and entertains but encourages children to become global ambassadors,”...


Camellia N. Visits Loma Verde Elementary SCHOOL -
October 14th, 2016

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200 children, dozens of hugs, and lots of Beluga whale sounds later...Debbie Wideroe had her first "Author Visit" to Loma Verde Elementary School in Northern California.  Debbie taught the importance of preserving our environment and wildlife, as well as introduced ways children can do their part at home and at school.  We are excited to announce that The Adventures of Camellia N.  is now available at the Loma Verde school library.  

A very special THANK YOU to the innovative teacher, Ms. Sara Cofiell of Loma Verde Elementary School, who is the very first teacher to launch the Camellia Kids Care GLOBAL PEN-PAL program, teamed with Magnus Bros at the Nidarvoll Skole in Trondheim, Norway. Thank you to both Sara and Magnus for bringing Camellia to life within the classroom!

Barnes & Noble Thousand Oaks Book evenT & Signing - October 8, 2016

Camellia N.'s first book event and signing was on October 8th in beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA.

The event was a huge success! With over 100 books sold and counting, we are humbled and so grateful to announce that we officially sold out during the event. We cannot thank all of our supporters and fans enough.  We wouldn't be where we are without your help and support. It really does take a village to make change. 

Camellia N. is in the news! - October 6, 2016




Camellia N. Meets the Press! - September 2016

Camellia N. met the national press at the bi-annual Consumer Product Events in sunny Santa Monica, CA on September 14th, 2016.  We are excited to announce that the event was a great success!    

The press loved The Adventures of Camellia N., and we can't wait to share it with the world! Both local and national bloggers, publications, and tv networks commended Camellia for inspiring children to protect our environment and for promoting the education of a new generation of wildlife and environmental conservationists.