about me

Deborah Blumenthal

Deborah Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and nutritionist who now divides her time between writing children's books and adult novels. She has been a regular contributor to The New York Times (including four years as the Sunday New York Times Magazine beauty columnist), and a home design columnist for Long Island Newsday. Her health, fitness, beauty, travel, and feature stories have appeared widely in many other newspapers and national magazines including New York’s Daily News, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Woman's Day, Family Circle, Self, and Vogue.

Blumenthal lives in New York City.

Books for Adults:

The New York Book of Beauty, (City & Company, 1995).

Beauty: The Little Black Book for New York Glamour Girls, (City & Company, 1997 paperback version).

Fat Chance, her first novel, was published by Red Dress Ink, March, 2004. Paperback, March 2005.

What Men Want, her second novel, was published by Red Dress Ink, February, 2006.

Cosmopolitan Life, her e-book romance novel, published December, 2012.


Books for Young Adults:

Hurricane Kiss, (Albert Whitman and Company), May, 2016.

A Different Me, (Albert Whitman and Company), September, 2014.

Mafia Girl, (Albert Whitman and Company), March, 2014. 

The Lifeguard, (Albert Whitman and Company), March, 2012. 

Fat Camp
, (NAL), a young adult novel, June, 2006.


Books for Children:

Parrots, Pugs, and Pixie Dust: A Book About Fashion Designer Judith Leiber, (Little Bee Books, September 17, 2019), with illustrations by Masha D'yans

Polka Dot Parade: A Book About Bill Cunningham, (Little Bee Books, AUGUST 2018), with illustrations by Masha D'yans

Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe, (Little Bee Books, January, 2017), with illustrations by Laura Freeman.

The Blue House Dog, (Peachtree Publishers, August, 2010), with illustrations by Adam Gustavson.

Black Diamond and Blake,(Knopf Books for Young Readers, February, 2009), with illustrations by Miles Hyman.

Charlie Hits it Big, (HarperCollins, March, 2008), with illustrations by Denise Brunkus.

Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair, (reissued by Pelican Publishing/September/2007) with illustrations by Mary GrandPre of Harry Potter fame, (a Book Sense 76 winner).

The Pink House on the Seashore
, (Clarion Books, June, 2005), with illustrations by Doug Chayka.

Don't Let the Peas Touch, (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, October, 2004), with illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. A Book of the Month Club Alternate and a Book Sense 76 winner, winter, 2004.

Ice Palace, (Clarion Books, October, 2003) with illustrations by Ted Rand.

The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie Tantrum, (Clarion Books, 1996. Paperback, 1999), with illustrations by Harvey Stevenson.


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