Deb was born very short and had funny ears, but that didn’t stop her being a very smiley baby. When she grew up, she was still short, quite a bit clumsy 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.

Deb age 6 months

She loved school, especially English and drama. After becoming a teacher, Deb went to Africa in search of adventure and found herself caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail...twice!!

When she came home, she went back to Uni to study Communications and became the writer/producer of a national 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.