Deborah Abela visits MRPS for Readers and Writers Festival 3

Students were captivated by our visiting author, Deborah Abela, as she spoke of her craft and outlined the plots of her books. She took time out of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival to visit out school and speak to students in the undercover area.

Deborah’s books cover a wide range of topics from spy stories to spelling bees to futuristic climate change warnings and are aimed squarely at young people. Her imagination was infectious as she showed students how it is an author’s job “to make trouble” for his or her characters.

Asking questions at every turn of the plot and imagining creative twists and turns is at the heart of a thrilling adventure story, and she had students rushing to the library later in the day to borrow some of her books to see how they worked through ‘the trouble’ she had created.

Photos, written and posted by D. Veary