lives and works in Fremantle. A freelance editor and writer, her two books for young adults – 90 packets of instant noodles (2010) and Have you seen Ally Queen? (2011) – were both made Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The Amazing Spencer Gray is her first book for younger readers. Deb wrote 90 packets of instant noodles while living in a shack in the cloud forest of Costa Rica, and Have you seen Ally Queen? while backpacking through South America. She wrote The Amazing Spencer Gray at a café in South Fremantle. Deb has a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from UWA and teaches professional writing and editing at Curtin University.