A little more about author Debi Evans
Born in Caterham, Surrey I have a BA(Hons) degree in Combined Arts from Leicester University. I spent 20 years living in Dubai from 1991 to 2011, bringing up three children in the cosmopolitan and fast-growing United Arab Emirates.
I am currently living in Marlborough and immersing myself in the vibrant community and exploring the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. After such a long exile in a desert climate, I am awestruck by the beauty of nature on my daily walks.
My children are grown up and so to fill the void I rescued a Jack Russell from Dog’s Trust as the ‘fourth child’. He is my inspiration for The Secret Adventures of Rolo, coupled with my love of history, reading, creative writing and a desire to share that spark with primary school children. It has been a bonus to discover that adults enjoy reading about Rolo's historic encounters as much as the target 7-12 age group!
Whilst living the expat life I represented Child’s Play books and promoted these quality educational products in schools and nurseries by storytelling. Since writing my own books I have spent the past ten years visiting primary schools all over the UK, Middle East, China and Indonesia, inspiring children to evolve their own creative writing.
I confess to enjoying the face to face empowering of young minds in the classroom more than the physical act of writing! The secret of my fantasy adventure success is using historic fact woven with lively imagination and crafted into a believable story.
I also love conducting creative writing workshops with Key Stage 2 children, hoping to unleash their untapped imagination, encourage productivity and boost confidence whilst sharing a few writing ideas. The smallest observation can set a lively imagination on a fantasy adventure which knows no bounds!
'A true artist
is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others.'
- Salvador Dali