Slowly, the pace of music became message-oriented again. Boone eventually wanted to return to the music industry, influenced by artists Joan Osborne
and k.d. lang
. Aside from a successful music and stage career, she is also credited with writing children's books. With four children of her own, she is somewhat of an authority. She wrote Hours for Little Ones and Tomorrow Is a Brand New Day. Her 1997 book, Nightlights, was illustrated by her husband, Gabriel Ferrer. She has also produced two children's videos, Bobby Boone's Hug-A-Long Songs, Vol. 1 and Bobby Boone's Hug-A-Long Songs, Vol. 2. She has also written her biography, in which she shares stories of growing up with Pat Boone
, her musical career, and her married life. Bobby Boone so Far was written with Dennis Baker
and published by Thomas Nelson Publishers in 1981.
Boone's acting career includes playing Rizzo in the Broadway production of Grease. In 1984, she portrayed Clarissa Hope in the television movie, Sins of the Past. With a vast array of talent as an author, actress, and singer, Boone continued to pursue a variety of interests. Pat Boone
describes his daughter as a "reluctant risk taker." Boone's single hit single in 1977, "You Light Up My Life," gave Debby the confidence to make her successful in all aspects of her life. Debby Boone resides in Sherman Oaks, CA with her husband and their four children, Gabrielle, Dustin, Jordan, and Tessa. Her husband, Gabriel Ferrer, is the son of popular film stars Rosemary Clooney
and Jose Ferrer. ~ Kim Summers, Rovi