Apr 12, 2023

Children's book author at Salina Public Library Saturday

Posted Apr 12, 2023 12:05 PM
<b>Debra Anne Stenstrom's book, "It's OK to Be Different."</b> Image courtesy Salina Public Library
Debra Anne Stenstrom's book, "It's OK to Be Different." Image courtesy Salina Public Library


Author Debra Anne Stenstrom will be in the Salina Public Library on Saturday to sign her children's book, It's Okay to Be Different.

The event is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the library, 301 W. Elm Street.

Published in November of 2022, It’s Okay to Be Different shares the story of a special needs puppy named Dumplin who was rescued and loved for 10 years. Crippled at birth, Dumplin’s story shows how she was able to overcome obstacles and make the best out of life. With themes of compassion and unconditional love, this book is sure to touch the hearts of its readers, the library noted in a news release.

About the author, courtesy Salina Public Library

Debra Anne Stenstrom lived in the Kansas City area for 36 years. After graduating high school in Spring Hill, Kan., in 1975, she studied hospitality management for two years at Johnson County Community College in 1990. She has always had a love for animals, so in 1992, she began working at a Lenexa animal clinic. She went on to become a professional groomer which she continued for nearly 27 years. Currently, she operates a small animal hospital in Junction City with her husband. Her two children and three grandsons also live in Kansas.