Deborah Abela

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Preferred audience: upper primary, but can also speak to younger children

Deborah trained as a teacher before producing and writing children’s TV at Network TEN. She has written over 20 novels including the series Grimsdon and New City. Her latest novel Teresa: A New Australian, was inspired by her dad, who made the journey from Europe to Australia after the devastation of WW2.

Deb’s presentations are informative, interactive and fun. As a trained teacher, she is comfortable giving author talks and writing workshops for both the reluctant writer and the gifted and talented. She also presents at staff development days, sharing ideas on activities to get kids excited about writing.

Deb gives author talks, writing workshops for kids and adults, PD session for teachers, and workshops on speaking in schools.

Deborah is a proud writer ambassador for Room to Read and Role Model for Books in Homes.

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