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Debra S. Dadey (born in May 18, 1959) is an American writer and co-writer of 162 books, including 74 total Bailey School Kids titles that she has co-written with Marcia Thornton Jones. These comprise 51 in the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, 9 Bailey School Kids Jr. Chapter Books, and 14 Bailey School Kids - Special Editions.

Dadey was born in Morganfield, Kentucky. She was a first grade teacher and librarian before becoming a full-time writer. Her award-winning "books for reluctant readers" have been published by Scholastic, Tor/Starscape Publishing, Hyperion, Bloomsbury USA, Delacorte, Walker, Willowisp, and F&W Publishing.