TidballDebraDebra writes stories that speak into children's lives. As a social worker, parent and author she understands the power of narrative to resonate with children and parents alike.


Her first picture book When I see Grandma is a celebration of life and love drawn from her experience of having a parent with dementia, and reflecting the experience of many with ageing parents and grandparents. 

Debra lives in suburban Sydney and satisfies her rural cravings by keeping chooks in the backyard and mucking around with her donkey who is paddocked on the city's fringes.

She is available for author talks and storytime sessions for schools and play groups.

Visit her website and facebook page debratidballpage to find out more.

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Debra LOVES playing with words and ideas and creating something that helps people think differently. She especially loves talking to children about picture books and sharing her enthusiasm and insights as the author of When I See Grandma. Find out more.