Deborah Abela (writer) Having always been short and a bit of a coward, Deborah Abela dreamed of being braver and stronger, which is probably why she writes books about spies, ghosts, soccer legends and characters good with swords who take on sea monsters and evil harbour lords. She is the author of the Max Remy Superspy series, Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series, Ghost Club series, The Remarkable Secret of Aurelie Bonhoffen, Grimsdon and New City. She's won awards for her books but mostly hopes, one day, to be as brave as the characters inside. Deborah is also a Room to Read ambassador. Connah Brecon (illustrator) Connah Brecon is a British author-illustrator currently living in Melbourne, Australia, with his family. His picture books include Frank!, There's This Thing and Wild Pa.