Stacia Deutsch is the author of more than fifty children’s books, including the eight-book, award-winning chapter book series Blast to the Past. She has also written the tween novel Mean Ghouls as well as books for the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew and The Boxcar Children series. Stacia has been on the New York Times bestseller list for the novelizations of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs movies.
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.
Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon are the co-authors of more than fifty children's books, both original and write for hire. They worked together on the eight-book, award-winning, chapter book series Blast to the Past.
Stacia and Rhody have been on the New York Times Best Seller list for the novelizations of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Smurfs. Most recently, Stacia has written Mean Ghouls from Scholastic, and movie novels for The Smurfs 2 and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.