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Kids Think Of Deb's Visits!

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New South Wales

The Children's Bookshop Speakers' Agency

(02) 9481 8811

0407 414 261




Speakers Ink

07 3040 8465


South Australia


Becky's Literary Bookings

0424 584 697




Lamont Books

6, Technology Circuit,
Hallam VIC 3803


Booked Out Speakers' Agency

03 9824 0177


Deb's Publicist


Dorothy Tonkin

Penguin Random House Australia

02 8923 9902

0407 837 925

Other States and Territories


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Author Talks

Deborah’s author talks are informative, interactive and fun. With her teaching and TV background, she uses images, videos, storytelling and games, to explain the writing process, leaving them excited about books, reading & writing.

Writing Workshops for Kids

Deb leads kids through a series of fun activities to help them become better writers. They’ll explore the writing process from developing ideas, to planning outlines and creating characters and plots readers will love.

PD Session: Fun Activities to Get Kids Writing!

Deb will lead you through a series of fun and practical activities to get your kids excited about writing. She will address the 3 main interrelated strands of the National Curriculum: language, literature and literacy, so that students will gain a better understanding of how writers create exciting plots and characters. The session includes a 20-page handout of activities. 

Adults who'd Like to Write for Kids

Writing for children can be fun and rewarding but most of it is simply hard work and a lot of practice. Deb will take you through a practical, hands-on day of writing activities to hone the skills you need to write for kids.

From Teachers, Librarians & kids

Today’s visit by Deborah Abela was one of the best Book Week activities I have ever attended.

Yr 6 teacher, Wenona School, NSW

This was by far the best author visit the school has ever had. St Paul's School, Brisbane

It was great to see the students breathing in the enthusiasm and expertise of Deb. She is truly inspirational. I'll take many of her techniques back to the classroom.

Teacher, Lake Joondalup Baptist College WA

Many thanks for your spectacular visit, the children and teachers loved you. Jodie Walker, International School HCMC, Vietnam

Deborah engaged the students from the moment she was introduced.
Librarian, Wooloowin State School, QLD

Deb had so much energy. The children were engaged and focused. Deb controlled the room well and was warm, encouraging and funny!

Leah Wallis, The Hills Library, Castle Hill NSW

'Great presenter, great enthusiasm and resources.'

PD day at the University of Western Sydney NSW

‘Not only was I learning, I was having fun!’

Jackson, Manning Primary age 11.

‘Today was one of the best days of my life! I love Deborah Abela’s books and her personality so much.’

Imogen age 11 Dianella Heights PS