My Guest Deborah Ramos


Welcome to my guest author, Deborah Ramos

Deborah Ramos enjoying a sunny day in Seattle

Deborah Ramos enjoying a sunny day in Seattle





Thank you for being with me this week Deborah. You are a talented writer that offers good reading for children of all ages. Tell me a little about yourself.


I’m a mother, grandmother, teacher and animal lover – including a pet snake. I’ve always loved words and combinations of words.


What is your favorite word combination?


I love collective nouns. I think the most interesting one is an Escargatoire of Snails. I imagine a little snail party crawling in circles on a plate. I love a Pandemonium of Parrots; can’t you just hear them squawking in the trees? What an image that conjures up.


What got you started in writing about collective nouns?


I was writing a story about Africa, and in my research, I found a website that listed animals in alphabetical order, along with their group name. It sparked an interest, and I dug deeper. Group names can bring to mind such interesting images, such as a prickling of porcupines; you can almost FEEL those, pokey, prickly quills.


Do you have a lot of pets at home?


I’ve always had pets growing up. And I have quite a collection now. I have two cats, two noisy parakeets, a variety of tropical fish, and a ball python named Mercury. Mercury sheds his skin and donates it to my art projects.



Thanks for coming today, Deborah. I look forward to chatting with you on Wednesday about your works in progress and your upcoming release in 2009.


Thanks for having me.

Author: diannegsagan

Dianne G. Sagan has written over 25 books and more than 300 articles in her 20 years as a ghostwriter and published her own work traditionally and indie. She writes fiction and nonfiction. She's an experienced speaker at writers' conferences in the region and an experienced facilitator for writers classes and workshops.

4 thoughts on “My Guest Deborah Ramos

  1. It’s good to know more about you, Deborah, and your book. I’ll be watching for the next part of your visit on Dianne’s blog.


  2. Wow, a pet python! Deborah, I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your book.

    Thanks, Dianne for hosting Deborah Ramos.

    Karen Cioffi

  3. Wow–a snake is one thing missing from my mini zoo-but I’d love to have one 🙂 I will be back to learn more about you and your book, Deborah!

  4. I loved your ‘collective nouns’ phrase. I can see why kids would love this type of writing.

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