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Reading: Author Deborah Mortimer, Zorah and the Very Big Question

October 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT


Join children’s book author Deborah Mortimer for a very special reading of her newest book Zorah and the Very Big Question, at the Easton Area Community Center.




Deborah Mortimer is an attorney, author, and former homeschool parent with a passion for writing. Inspired by her son and young nieces and nephews, Deborah decided to turn her passion for writing short stories and poems into crafting children’s books. This is how Zorah, a character named after Deborah’s favorite author, Zora Neale Hurston, came to be. Zorah and her adventures are based on Deborah’s own childhood, and Zorah shares her curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and wonderful imagination.

Deborah didn’t want to stop there. Understanding the importance of representation in children’s literature and the need for diversity, she decided to create Leap Forward Publishing, LLC. Her vision is to bring stories that feature relatable, inspiring, and diverse characters who look like them to the children in her life and children everywhere. She’s also a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators).

An avid reader, Deborah’s love of words extends to editing the works of others and reading any thriller, historical fiction, and non-fiction novel she can get her hands on. In her spare time, she loves to laugh and spend time with her family. She also hopes to help other writers overcome their creative obstacles and tell the stories they have trapped inside. Zorah and the Very Big Question is the first book in the Zorah book series intended to follow Zorah on her journey to understanding the world around her. The second book will be Zorah the …Brave? Her new book When You Give a Girl a Puppy… is available for preorder right now. 


Easton Community Center
901 Washington St
Easton, PA 18042 United States
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