So incredibly thrilled to announce that I now have an agent! I’ll be working with Lori Kilkelly of Rodeen Literary Management to create lots of magic and fun! 🙂

Here’s their Facebook announcement:



DEBORAH HOCKING, Writer/Illustrator

Excited to share our fun news on a summer Friday!! Please join us in welcoming brand new RLM client, represented by Lori Kilkelly, DEBORAH HOCKING!

They must be doing something special to the water in Portland with all the crazy talent pouring forth. Debbie’s family has lived there for 100+ years and includes adventurers, homesteaders, lumberjacks, and farmers. Raised in the city, her heart lies in forest exploration, mountain lake swimming & bramble fort building.

Debbie had 4 majors in college – painting, illustration, graphic design, and Spanish and studied abroad in Madrid and Central America. She and her husband once took a 2.5 month, 1,100 mile hiking/backpacking trip which began in Paris and ended on the Atlantic coast of Spain. She did a sketch a day during their journey. They ate more chocolate, baguettes and butter than they thought possible, saw back-roads and hamlets, met kind and generous people, many of whom opened their homes freely, and had plenty of time to be still and quiet and take in life at a completely different pace.

They also lived in France for six years where they ran a conference center in an old castle. And while she adores Portland – its endless parks & neighborhoods to explore – a part of her dreams of being able to live in France again some day.

Please be sure to pop over and “like” Debbie’s Facebook page:
Deborah Hocking Illustration
Visit her portfolio (link at top) and her website:

Welcome, Debbie!







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