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Debbie Garrett Debbie Behan Garrett, a black-doll enthusiast, is the author of two full-color black-doll references:  The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls, Hobby House Press, Inc., 2003; and Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, a 2008 self-publication. Ms. Garrett cofounded The Black Doll-E-Zine, the first and only e-zine, (now a Yahoo! Group), devoted to collecting black dolls.  She is the founder and moderator of the WeLoveBlackDolls Yahoo! Group. 

As a member at-large of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Ms. Garrett has contributed to its Doll News quarterly publication, is a contributing writer to other doll magazine, as well. As a blogger for DOLLS, Ms. Garrett endeavors to continue documenting the historical and present-day significance of black dolls.

A native Texan and married mother of two adult children, Ms. Garrett is also a doting granny of two precocious boys.  Her non-doll-researching/collecting time is spent working as a home-based, quality-improvement specialist for a leading global provider of clinical documentation. 

Web site:  http://blackdollcollecting.com
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1 A Doll For Mom
2 Thumbelina Family Reunion
3 Temporary Fashion for a Basic Doll
4 The New-Doll Sensation
5 I Asked and Vogue Delivered!
6 Trailblazing Trio
7 Bell's Fabulous Entertainers
8 Urban Repaints!
9 Ultra Basic Esme
10 A Visit with Santa
11 The 2009 International Black Doll and Gift Show
12 Holiday Decorating with Dolls
13 A Joyous Barbie® Reunion
14 The Early Collector Catches the Doll
15 Dolls That Inspire Girls to Dream
16 Ayako Jones, Beautiful Child, Jetsetter!
17 New Doll Trio Promotes Sisterhood by Madame Alexander
18 A to Z TIPS ON DOLL COLLECTING - Part 3 of 3
19 Thank You, Stacey McBride-Irby!
20 A to Z TIPS ON DOLL COLLECTING - Part 2 of 3
21 What Kind of Collector Are You?
22 A to Z TIPS ON DOLL COLLECTING - Part 1 of 3
23 The New Men in Their Lives
24 Wendy Frank Dolls From the Land Down Under
25 ANTTDM: Wanna Be On Top?
26 Still Enjoying Mirror's Many Faces...and Wishing for Another
27 Silicone-Vinyl Alert!
28 Doll Buying Gamble
29 Christmas in August
30 A Long-Awaited Princess
31 Wholesome Dolls for Girls—adult collectors find encouraging
32 Where is My Doll?
33 A New Doll or the Next Best Thing
34 From Cookie Cutters to OOAKs—the true value of a collection
35 When Will the Real Obamas Arrive?
36 Kissing Christie's Freedom
37 If I Could Buy Any Doll Today