Devon is an author and sessional academic, a former radio producer, and a mother of two. She loves all things kidlit, and has a penchant for metafiction. Currently, she is researching Australian children’s picture books for her PhD at the University of Canberra. She is also a regular contributor to the most popular children's literature review site in Australia, www.kids-bookreview.com.
The Leaky Story was Devon’s first picture book, with Scaredy Book (illustrated by Cara King) due to launch at the beginning of May (see homepage for launch details -- come along!). There will be two more books coming from the LOD (land of Devon) in 2019 and 2020 respectively, both through EK.
Devon holds a BA Arts (Eng, Language Lit), a BA Communications (Journalism), a Grad Dip Ed (Secondary English), and an Honours degree (focusing on feminism in YA Speculative Fiction). For her Honours thesis, she was awarded the APA scholarship. Devon lives in Australia’s picturesque capital, the ACT. Formerly, she was known as Rebecca Halpern, and is still called this name by the academic community.