Debbie Rigaud

New York Times Best Selling Author

Welcome! Thanks for visiting my corner of the interwebs. Learn more about me, my writing style and my influences.

About my magical books (okay, I'm editorializing...)

My YA book, the Meghan-Markle-inspired romantic comedy TRULY MADLY ROYALLY (Scholastic/Point) is a Junior Library Guild Selection!


HOPE: PROJECT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Scholastic), my Middle Grade debut co-written with actor/activist Alyssa Milano, became an instant New York Times Bestseller.

SIMONE BREAKS ALL THE RULES, my much-anticipated YA rom-com will release summer 2021.

Not bad for a kid from around-the-way.

I'm a total Jersey girl at heart! My husband, our two kiddos and rescue dog live in the Columbus, Ohio area in a vibrant home with brightly painted walls and no matching furniture.  :-)


I come from a strong oral storytelling tradition. My grandmother Lamercie Joseph especially, was known for constructing vivid, hilarious tales. Her saucy stories were peppered with wit, and humorous observations of the motivations behind everyday human behavior. This influence is reflected throughout my writing.

For any inquiries, please contact my agent, Laura Dail:

Laura Dail Literary Agency

121 West 27th Street, Suite 1201

New York, NY 10001