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Michel Deverall © 2019

MICHEL DEVERALL

Children's Author

Author

I was born in Melbourne, Victoria—which was home for me for almost thirty years, before eventually moving to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. 

Most of my working life has been in the medical industry—working in both radiology clinics and general practises.  

In 2013 I began studying Professional Children's Writing and Publishing at the Australian College of QED—graduating three years later with nine High-Distinctions.

I'd never really thought about the idea of writing children's stories until I had a child of own.

Some of my fondest memories are of reading to my son when he was growing up. Starting with picture books when he was only a few months old, all the way through to junior fiction.

There are so many aspects of writing for children that I genuinely enjoy—everything from deciding on a plot to progressively developing it into a finished manuscript. My preferred style of writing is fast-paced, humorous stories with lots of unpredictability and suspense. 

 

Over the last few years, I've had the pleasure of speaking at various writing events in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. Some of which include, Romancing The Stars, an annual event organised by Book Links Queensland, which allows the public to "speed-date" both authors and illustrators to find out more about their craft.

 

Looking back, I honestly believe if it wasn't for all the years of reading to my son when he was growing up, I probably would never have started writing children's books in the first place. So, thank you, Josh, not only for the wonderful memories I have of us reading countless books together, but for re-introducing me to the wonderful world of children's books again. I will love you always. xo