Dee Doraisamy

Born and raised on a dairy farm outside Sydney Dee Doraisamy trained as a teacher. Dee was always fascinated by languages, but says she was very inept at learning them.

Before marrying she moved to London where she worked in a psychiatric practice that focused on children with autism. Much of what she learnt there, and during her travels, was later incorporated in her teaching and writing.

On retirement from a multi-million dollar medical enterprise she travelled to India, where she lived with her husband before returning to Australia eight years later. Here she began further educational training, completing her Master’s Degree in Special Education.

Returning to education, Dee rediscovered her love of writing. Completing her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at UTS in Sydney in 2011, she has been writing and editing for others ever since.

Her early work with children with autism in the UK and teaching in Australia gives her a unique insight into children's and young adult’s writing, making her the perfect Head of Children's Literature for NAC.

The 'Action Series' of Five works for Young Adults
  • Action Africa
  • Action India
  • Action Australia Outback
  • Action Down Under
  • Action in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

Chased by a leopard in Tanzania, held at gunpoint in Zagreb, raising orphan animals on the farm of her youth, author Denise Doraisamy has stories to tell - all happened before marrying an ‘exceptional foreigner’, as her family described him. Denise Doraisamy has lived more adventures than friends and family combined and, more to the point, survived to write about them. An author whose candour and authenticity grabs the young (10-13 years age) reader’s  attention, then forces them to read on. Most of the 'action' described in this series is real, taken as it is from the author's personal life experience.

The 'Action Series' will be published late 2018 by i2i Publishing, UK. 

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