When Deb was a small child, she spent most of her time imagining she was on great adventures all over the world. When she grew older, she bought a backpack, a plane ticket and went on them for real. After 3 years she came home, completed a Bachelor of Communications at UTS, worked in children’s TV for seven years before leaving to write novels about a small girl who goes on lots of adventures all over the world.
Deb has written ten Max Remy Superspy books with the 10th book being the grande finale. The books are: In Search of the Time and Space Machine, Spyforce Revealed, The Nightmare Vortex, The Hollywood Mission, The Amazon Experiment, Blue’s Revenge, The Venice Job, Mission in Malta, The French Code and The Final Curtain. She has also completed writing the third book in the immensely popular series Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend). This series follows the trials and tribulations of a boy called Jasper who is mad about soccer & dreams of playing in the World Cup.
The Max Remy books are available in Australia, New Zealand and have been sold to Simon and Schuster in the USA, Oxford University Press in the UK and are also available in Greece, Spain and Malta. When she’s not writing or reading, she loves talking to kids and getting them excited about stories, books and going on their own adventures.
Deb’s most recent novel is The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen, a quirky and mysterious tale of friends, fire-twirlers and ghosts!
Her experience in the world of children’s TV means her presentations about her work are informative and entertaining. She is happy to talk to groups of school students about her novels and also about her scriptwriting and TV work.
Some comments about her presentations include:
‘She is lively and animated in her approach and obviously enjoys children – a most enjoyable presenter.’
‘Deb had the students intrigued as she delved into the life of Max Remy Superspy and the life of an author. Her energy and commitment sees students with a re-energised thirst for reading and writing.’
‘Her infectious, bubbly personality and her ability to involve all students in the discussions and activities made the sessions memorable for all of us who were involved.’
Deb’s most recent novels are The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen, and Grimsdon.
More information and resources can be found at www.deborahabela.com.