Author ~ Educator ~ Consultant
I create quality, affordable, project-specific, supplemental materials connecting people with literature. As an educator and fellow author, I am skilled in navigating the needs of the educational and literary worlds.
My debut picture book Play Like a Girl: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019) is the tenacious history of the female athlete from the first Olympic Games to present day, including the passage of Title IX.
"Debbie Gonzales is razor-sharp, forward thinking, and a gem to work with. She knows how to wade through the chaotic needs of business to discover the heart and needs of a child."
Cynthia Leitich Smith: Author/Faculty, Vermont College of Fine Arts
I am seeing my book in a new way through you and your work. This guide doesn't feel dry and academic -- it feels like a window into the heart of my story. Maybe even a heart I didn't know was there or wouldn't have been able to articulate myself. What you've created is something much more than a teacher's guide or discussion guide. It is a heartfelt companion.
Liz Garton Scanlon: Author/Faculty, Vermont College of Fine Arts
"When I looked through the CCSS guide Debbie Gonzales prepared for me, I got tears in my eyes. Her attention to detail and her constant dedication to going the extra mile made my guide exceptional."
P. J. Hoover: Author