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Join me and other authors from the Society of Book Writers and Illustrators

Saturday, December 3rd, from 9am to 4pm

We'll be in Building C, Tables 8-14,

selling books and telling stories.

I'm Excited to Announce:
Book Three will be out in March of 2023!

That means I'm having a great sale on books 1 & 2
Check it out...hit that "shop" button just above this - under "You can purchase right here" :-)

Perilous Passage...Sneak Peek...

Meet Edna, Leader of Ancient Clan
Illustrated by Mark Pate


The Polar Bear and the Dragon,
Perilous Passage

Meet Patrick, the 'Scheming Trickster'
Introducing Mindy Indy, my new Illustrator

A Short Synopsis
"We're in big trouble, and it's all my fault!" Whitney cried, gripping Edward's hand tighter and drawing her wizard staff in close. "What if we never get home?" she moaned. Edward said nothing, but looked grim as they plunged into the dark, forbidding depths of the portal.
Trapped between Earth and Yagdi, and separated from their powerful alliance, Whitney and Edward face grave danger and must find a way to escape. Something sinister has blocked their unique powers and rendered Whitney's wizard staff useless. Left with no good options, they must risk trusting a strange young wizard known as the 'scheming trickster.' As they face daunting challenges, the tenacious teens grow more confident when they learn how strong and resourceful they can be.

The Polar Bear and the Dragon

Featured in Traverse City, MI Northern Express

Article by Jillian Manning

Read Further: 

Welcome to The Polar Bear and the Dragon,

A Fantasy Series ...

With Adventure, Magical Realism and Coming of Age ...

That Will Appeal to Anyone Ages 10 and Up

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"Debbie Watson has crafted an engaging fantasy...as magical realism combines with a coming of age story with a twist...captivating both adventure-oriented readers and those seeking stories of young women on the cusp of personal empowerment."

Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review


Read Diane's Complete Reviews for Book 1, Dawn of an Alliance  

and Book 2, Dream Jumper 


Meet Thirteen-Year-Old Whitney

Whitney to her Alliance:

     "It takes so much more than physical strength to win battles. It also takes the will to do what's right, the desire to protect others, and most importantly knowing you have the support of extraordinary friends you can rely on no matter what, and we have that in spades!"

Keeper of the Portal

Where All Things are Possible!
"Showing why she was the designated keeper of secrets, the trunk of the massive tree sealed itself instantly, carefully erasing any clue it held the entrance to another world"


I'm Debbie Watson, author of

The Polar Bear and the Dragon Series 

Dawn of an Alliance


Dream Jumper


 My first book, Dawn of an Alliance, was released in early April, 2021 and hit #1 on Amazon's New Release in Teen and Young Adult Magical Realism Fiction April 9th.  :-)

I'm excited to announce the sequel, Dream Jumper,

 is finished and will be available the end of August!



The Polar Bear and the Dragon Series
Summaries, Pictures and Reviews

Book One:
Dawn of an Alliance

     Whitney’s thirteenth summer is being hijacked.  Plagued with terrifying nightmares and confused by strange new abilities, her life is spiraling out of control.  A mysterious visitor appears unexpectedly, offering help.


Illustrations by Mark Pate


Thank you, Mary Lanni, for reading Dawn of an Alliance.

Her youtube review can be seen here: 

Check out Mary's website with

book recommendations

"With stunning world building and descriptive scenery throughout, The Polar Bear and the Dragon, Dawn of an Alliance, is a beautiful story following young Whitney's journey of connection, self-discovery, and stepping into her own power. With fun twists and turns along the way...this is a fantastically inspirational story for middle-grade readers." - Chelsea Walker Flagg, author of the Tinsey Clover Series

"It just might be my favorite book..."

"Delightful Adventure!..."

"Empowering and Inspiring..."

"Exciting Page Turner..."

"Loved this Entertaining Imaginative Adventure..."

"Easy to Read...Hard to Put Down..."


Book Two:
Dream Jumper

Dream Jumper COVER_edited.jpg

    The alliance has separated and unable to communicate. That leaves them terribly weakened just as Yagdi finds itself on the brink of war. They must  reunite to battle a formidable enemy. But if they are to succeed, the alliance must find a powerful and elusive wizard known as a Dream Jumper.


Illustrations by Mark Pate


Thanks once again to Mary Lanni for reading and reviewing Dream Jumper. Her youtube video can be seen here: 

As our young heroes hold to their promise to stand strong no matter what, it's apparent that in any world, perseverance, loyalty, and true friendship are the hallmarks of success....An amazingly vivid world of good versus evil in a tale that draws you in and holds you until the end. Highly recommended for middle-grade readers, teens and adults too - fantasy and coming of age in equal measure! - Vicki Shurly, Director, Peninsula Community Library

"Well thought out fantasy adventure..."

"Great book for middle schoolers and adults who want a fun read..."

"The adventure continues in a new and colorful world..."

"Great messages of friendship and loyalty..."


"These characters just keep getting better and better..."

Amazon Reviews are Always Welcome and Very Much Appreciated!!

Write a Review for Dawn of
an Alliance:



Write a Review
for Dream

Support Your Local Bookstores and Libraries!

The Polar Bear and the Dragon Series can be found at many bookstores. If not on the shelves, they can be ordered with speedy delivery.


In Traverse City, visit Horizon Books on Front Street or go to horizon books.com


Traverse Area District Library has copies available at its Downtown Library, East Bay

and Peninsula Community Library

Branches- visit their website



In Lansing and Grand Rapids, visit Schuler Books or go to schulerbooks.com

Buy Books Online-Support Local Bookstores

As the young dragon, Aiden, says, "I'm so grateful there was a reason for us to meet!"
If you can spare a few moments, please leave a review on Amazon. 
- It's pretty simple -
On Amazon's Website:
*Search for The Polar Bear and the Dragon

*Select the book title you're reviewing
*Once that book shows,
*Scroll to lower left - leave a review.


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