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Debra Williams- Aussie Children’s Book Author, Puppet Maker and Puppeteer Extraordinaire

Debra Williams (formerly Debra Clewer), is an Australian children’s author, with three independently published Middle-Grade novels, and is a seasoned puppeteer and puppet builder. Storytelling and puppeteering have been a part of her life since she was a young child. Debra recalls that when she was a 10-year-old child, she would perform puppet plays in the street for the other neighboring children, from a makeshift theatre made of wooden fruit crates, using Punch and Judy puppets her maternal grandmother bought for her.


I can add puppetry to my resume!

I have Donna Cowan, California-based author of With the Courage of a Mouse: The Superhero School Series ( to thank for this. She inspired me to take the plunge into the world of puppeteering. You see, Donna told me all about her special handmade puppet created by a puppet-maker genius and children's book author by… Continue reading I can add puppetry to my resume!