Even though The Break is Deb Fitzpatrick's first foray into adult fiction, this beautiful novel is also suitable for upper secondary school students. A freelance editor and writer, Deb has a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from UWA and teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University. Before The Break, Deb published two books for young adults and one for younger readers. Both young adult novels were made Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.Read more
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Before their most recent collaboration, award-winning creators Norman Jorgensen and James Foley released a fun picture book about a little boy who outwits local bullies by channelling his inner Viking. The Last Viking was its name and Knut was its hero.
Find out where all that pillaging began by listening to this reading of The Last Viking by James Foley.Read more
West Australian teachers may already know Jen from the serialisation of Mystery at Riddle Gully in the Ed! Section of The West Australian. Her latest book Riddle Gully Runaway can be read as a follow-up to Mystery at Riddle Gully or as a stand-alone book.Read more
Mentors and teachers can have a profound effect on our careers. In this article we hear from three authors who are working with new and emerging writers in Perth. Natasha Lester (If I should lose you), Iris Lavell (Elsewhere in Success) and Deb Fitzpatrick (The Break) are all published authors who’ve been mentoring writing colleagues.Read more