Debbie Tarbett has always had a passion for drawing and painting as far back as she can remember. This led her to study illustration and graphic design at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 1993.
She then returned to Devon and worked as a background artist for King Rollo Films, productions included Spot the Dog, Elmer Elephant, Anytime Tales and the BAFTA award winning Maisy series.
Whilst she loved working in animation she then decided to take a leap of faith and fulfil her desire to illustrate children's books. She has now illustrated over 30 books including 'Ten Wriggly Wiggly Caterpillars' and 'Ten Tiny Tadpoles' which both won gold in the Practical Pre-school awards 2004 and 2006 respectively. She lives in Exeter with her husband Chris and two gorgeous daughters Jasmine and Amber.