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Summary

Deb is the author of six novels for children, young adults and adults. Her books are taught in the school curriculum and have been optioned for film, and published internationally. She is a highly energetic, enthusiastic teacher of creative writing and loves meeting writers of all ages to motivate and inspire them. She is also a freelance editor and teaches professional editing at Curtin University.

Biography

Deb Fitzpatrick lives and works in Fremantle, and has published six novels for adults, young adults and children. Her two YA novels ('90 packets of instant noodles' and 'Have you seen Ally Queen?') were named Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia; two of her books have been shortlisted in the West Australian Young Readers Book Awards (WAYRBAs); and her middle grade book 'The amazing Spencer Gray' was published in the US in 2017. Deb loves using stories from real life in her novels and tries to include her kids’ names in her books wherever possible. Deb has a Master of Arts (creative writing) from UWA, and regularly teaches creative writing, professional writing, and editing to children, teenagers and adults. She teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University. Deb’s latest book is 'The spectacular Spencer Gray'. For more, visit debfitzpatrick.com.au

Relevant qualifications

MA (creative writing) UWA, 1999

Recent experience

Writer-in-residence, Warnbro Community High School, June 2019
Facilitator of Talented Young Writers Program, The Literature Centre, various dates 2019
Guest speaker and panellist, Australian Storytellers Festival, The Literature Centre, April 2019
Mentor, Peter Cowan Writers Centre Emerging Writers Program, 2019–2020
Guest speaker, Centre for Stories, July 2019

Publications

The spectacular Spencer Gray

The spectacular Spencer Gray

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Middle grade

At my door

At my door

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: Junior fiction

The break

The break

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Adult fiction

The amazing Spencer Gray

The amazing Spencer Gray

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Middle grade

Have you seen Ally Queen?

Have you seen Ally Queen?

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2011

Genre: YA fiction

90 packets of instant noodles

90 packets of instant noodles

Publisher: Fremantle Press

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: YA fiction

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.debfitzpatrick.com.au

Facebook http://@debfitzpatrickwriter

Instagram http://debfitzpatrick9

Twitter http://@DebFitzpatrick2

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