HUNTING AND GATHERING FOR IDEAS

Deborah Abela

Is one of Australia’s most popular authors for young people, and one of the most sought after school presenters in the country. Her books include: the Max Remy Superspy series; Grimsdon; New City; The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee; and Teresa, A New Australian. In this interview, originally recorded for the WestWords Mini-masterclass podcast series, Deborah talks to James Roy about how she hunts, gathers and uses ideas, and then develops them into stories that keep her readers turning the page.