Deborah Abela is short and not very brave, which may explain why she writes books about spies, ghosts, soccer legends and children living in a flooded city battling sea monsters and sneaker waves. Her first job was as producer and writer of a kids’ TV show called Cheez TV, where she wrote scripts about everything from llamas to bungy jumping and how astronauts go to the toilet in outer space. She went on to write the hugely popular Max Remy series, Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series, Grimsdon, The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen and her latest series is Ghost Club, about two 11-year-olds who deal with pesky ghosts. Deb's won many awards for her books including the 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Book Award, KOALA, YABBA, Aurealis & Speech Pathology awards and the Maurice Saxby Award for Services to Children's Literature, but what she would mostly love, is to be as brave as her characters. Deborah is the NSW ARA for SCBWI Australia East/New Zealand. www.deborahabela.com
Member since 2003
Region: Australia East/New Zealand
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