Debbie Wagenbach

I Am Your Friend Christian Childrens Book

As the oldest of nine children (with seven younger brothers), I had advanced training in many occupations.  By the time I was twelve, I was a “second” mom, teacher, cook, gardener, nurse, seamstress, laundry sorter, storyteller, hair stylist, or whatever else Mother needed me to be for the day.  I think the biggest advantage I had over other kids my age was growing up without a television.  Without a television, I learned to use my imagination.  I still use my imagination every day when I read, play, and write stories.

My  combined adoration for young children and picture books led me to a career as a children’s librarian and prompted me to write The Grouchies, my first published picture book for children.  I have a second book released in March of 2018, called Big, Bold, Brave Sergio. I continue to interact with children to learn more about the temperament and rituals of this tiny-sized tribe of humans I write for.

Every day I wake up feeling blessed to be living on a small farm in southeast Iowa where I can devote a portion of each day imagining and creating stories while sipping hot tea and nibbling chocolate.



   Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.

Children's Book Author 


Debbie Wagenbach is a Children's Book Author
Debbie Wagenbach is a children's book author and party planner who loves to entertain and educate young children.
Debbie Wagenbach is a Children's Book Author and Party Planner. The Grouchies is her first published picture book for kids.

I have an Announcement to Make!!

The Grouchies are Back!!

I have sent in a new Manuscript to the publisher!
What is the Name of the New Book?
When the Grouchies get the Grownups, What’s a Kid to do?
I hope to have the new Book up on Amazon and on the website
By November/December 2023!