Debbie Roppolo grew up in the Blackland Prairie region of Texas, where miles of grassland and her horse were her best friends. She is the author of Amelia Frump and her Peanut Butter Loving Imagination, and Amelia Frump and her Peanut Butter Loving Imagination is Cooking Up a Peanut Butter Storm, both published by DWB Children's Line. Roppolo's stories have been published in newspapers, magazines, and in several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Cooking is her second passion, and she is an award-winning baker, and a field editor for Taste of Home magazine. Married for over twenty years, she now resides in the Texas Hill Country with her husband John, and two children, Jonathan (older son) and Joseph.