Short Bio: Debra Tidball is the author of award-winning The Scared Book and When I See Grandma. She has a particular passion for picture books -she believes they are for everyone! She also has flash fiction and short stories published in anthologies and accepted in The School Magazine and she blogs regularly over on the Just Write For Kids website.
Debra is a children's author of award-winning picture books. The Scared Book won the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for Australia and New Zealand, and is a CBCA Notable Book. When I See Grandma won the Caleb Award and both books have been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Australia Book Of the Year. Debra has flash fiction and short stories published in anthologies and accepted in The School Magazine and she is a regular interviewer and blogger for Just Write For Kids website as well as the secretary of the Northern Sydney sub-branch of the CBCA. You can find her tweeting all about children's literature @debratidball. Debra is a qualified social worker with a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature. She is the wife of one, mother of two and caretaker to a menagerie of furry (and sometimes feathery) friends in suburban Sydney. Visit Debra’s Website at: http://www.debratidball.com
Portrait photos by Maree Turk from Mim Maree photography