Thank you for visiting my website. This is what I do:


My first novel, Tiger Stone, was selected by the International Youth Library for its White Ravens Catalogue in 2015 and was highly recommended in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time. One day I’ll get around to writing another book.

My non-fiction writing has appeared in The AgeInside IndonesiaPractical Literacy and other publications.


I am accredited as an editor by the Institute of Professional Editors Australia and I am Commissioning Editor for Fine Print Journal.

4 Replies to “Welcome”

  1. Hello, greetings Mrs./Ms. Deryn Mansell! I’m Allie and I’m a big fan of Tiger Stone. I adore how you write your characters and how vivid their personalities are. I also happen to like historical fiction books, and when I realize that the setting was in the Hindu-Buddha kingdoms in Indonesia, I became really happy.

    I can’t wait for the sequel. I would really like to see more adventures of Kancil and Kitchen Boy. Thank you very much!

    1. Hello Allie,

      Thank you for getting in touch and for your kind words. I’m really happy that you like Tiger Stone. Apologies for not writing a sequel yet – I tried but the story escaped me. I hope I will find the thread again and comments like yours do inspire me to keep at it! Thanks again for your message – you have made my day!

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