An author, actress, playwright and public speaker, Tempany Deckert loves telling stories in many mediums. Originally from Australia, she found great success as an actress, starring in numerous award winning film and television projects, including Home and Away, The Secret Life of Us and All Saints.
At twenty-one, she scored a six book publishing deal with Scholastic Australia for her tween novels, The Shooting Stars. Now based in Los Angeles, she has continued to write fiction for young adults and middle graders and currently has eighteen novels published by Macmillan, Random House and Scholastic.
Along with her eclectic acting roles, Tempany loves to grace the stage as a motivational speaker and novel writing coach. She believes everyone has a fantastic story to tell - you just have to know the secrets to getting it down on paper! Tempany has travelled to hundreds of schools encouraging kids to follow their dreams and coached many new writers into completing their first novel.