Emily Rodda: Deltora Quest, Fairy Realm and Finders Keepers author is here to answer your questions

Her books, including Teen Power Inc, Pigs Might Fly and The Glimme, have inspired generations of kids around the world. Now she’s answering their questions – send them in by Monday 24 August

Image supplied by Allen and Unwin of Jennifer Rowe, Australian author who also publishes under the name Emily Rodda. Her crime fiction for adults is published under her own name, while her children's fiction is published under the pseudonyms Emily Rodda and Mary-Anne Dickinson.
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Ask a children's author: Emily Rodda wants to answer all your questions – video
Guardian staff

Last modified on Sun 16 Aug 2020 20.38 EDT

Few Australian children grow up without encountering the books of Emily Rodda (whose real name is Jennifer Rowe).

Her Deltora Quest series has sold more than 15 million copies around the globe, with subsequent spin-offs including the Star of Deltora, The Three Doors and Rowan of Rin series.

Or perhaps you know her from her other series – including Fairy Realm, Teen Power Inc, or the Rondo or Three Doors trilogy – or her standalone books, including Pigs Might Fly, The Julia Tapes, His Name Was Walter, The Glimme and Finders Keepers.

She has written books for older readers under her own name, including the Verity Birdwood mysteries; and for younger readers, there’s the Monty’s Island books – the latest of which, Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell, was released in March.

Emily Rodda has agreed to be part of Hlcarpenter.com Australia’s regular series, Ask a Children’s Author, in which young readers (and older fans) get a chance to interview the writers they love, asking questions about the books, their characters – about anything at all, really.

You can either post the question in the comments below or film it being asked – and email the video to australia.culture@hlcarpenter.com with the subject heading “Emily Rodda”. Please also include the question-asker’s first name, age and city.

The question might make it into the video we publish with all her answers – so long as you send it before Monday 24 August.

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