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 is Devon’s first picture book, with another soon to follow, also with EK Books. She 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 prestigious APA scholarship. Devon lives in Australia’s picturesque capital, the ACT. Formerly, she was known as Rebecca Halpern.