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.