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Deb Fitzpatrick writes for adults, young adults and children.
Her books have been named Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia, shortlisted in the West Australian Young Readers Book Awards, published in the US, and optioned for film.
Deb lived in a shack in Costa Rica for four years where she became accustomed – well, almost – to orange-kneed tarantulas walking through her house, and sloths and spider-monkeys swinging in the trees outside.
Deb loves using stories from real life in her novels and regularly teaches creative writing to people of all ages.
She has a Master of Arts from UWA, and shares her life with a lovely family and their kelpie, who is absolutely not a failed sheep dog.