Debby Stellmacher


My name is Debby Stellmacher. I am a reader at Shiocton Schools where I teach Elementary Music.


How I fit my reading time in: 

I fit my reading time in all the time!

A favorite place to read: 

My favorite place to read is anywhere that has a good light.

One of my favorite books from childhood and why?: 


My favorite book when I was a child is Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I still have that book. She did grow up, you know, and was a real adult.

My top six books: 

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton which is very similar to The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Those stories wound and unwound me into the lives of the characters from generation to generation. They are both great fun, if you can keep the characters straight. (I kept a timeline.)

Anything by Chris Crutcher, especially Deadline and Whale Talk. If you want to understand the adolescent male mind, you must read Chris Crutcher. Watch out for the language; it is authentic.

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn will give you some answers about why things are the way they are and why they have been that way for so long. You won't believe the main character.

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. This author writes prose as if it is poetry. I also liked her Thirteen Moons series, especially Winter Bird.

If you enjoy knitting, the next two authors have caught my attention and kept my knitting needles humming in the process. Knitting by Anne Bartlett is a great story about friendship and crafting.

The other book is The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. This story will inspire anyone to buy yarn and ask for instructions for a hat or a scarf.

Additional comments: 

I like to read any book by Robert Sabuda or David Carter. I try to figure out the paper engineering!

And for mystery, suspense, lies and truth I read the Bible. Talk about getting answers!