Deb Abela is an internationally published and awarded author of 27 books, including her cranky climate change trilogy, Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm. Her family’s survival in WW2 inspired Teresa A New Australian. The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery are dedicated to Deb’s grade 4 teacher, who sparked her love of words. Her picture books are Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero and Bear in Space. Deb’s won many awards but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.