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Deborah is a versatile and prolific children's writer of fiction and non-fiction. She has written nearly 100 books for children.

Her non-fiction ranges from historical biography to topical issues, religious adaptations
to matters of general interest. She has written extensively for many leading publishers, and has been translated into several languages. Deborah has a particular interest in writing for older children with reading difficulties, writing for Barrington Stoke, an award-winning independent publisher leading the way in this field. In 2009 Being a Vegetarian  won the UK section for the Gourmand World Cookbook awards in the vegetarian book category and came second in the world category. In 2014 Deborah was shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award for Harriet Tubman.


In 2009 Deborah became a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund. She was the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, from 2009-2012, her old college, where she read Modern & Medieval Languages from 1985-1988.

In 2012 she was part of the Newnham College, Cambridge, team that took part in a special Christmas edition of University Challenge

Deborah trained as a primary teacher before becoming a children's book editor at Dorling Kindersley. She speaks at book festivals and literary events. She lives near Cambridge with her husband, three children and dog, Hattie.

Published by:

A&C BLACK
BARRINGTON STOKE
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
DORLING KINDERSLEY
FRANKLIN WATTS
GUINNESS PUBLISHING
HARPERCOLLINS
KINGFISHER
METROMEDIA
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
PARRAGON
PEARSON
PLANET 3
QED
SCHOLASTIC
TICKTOCK
TOUCAN
WAYLAND