While working and studying in Indonesia, Deryn drew on her in-country experiences and historical research to write Tiger Stone, a mystery adventure set in fourteenth-century Java.
Tiger Stone was selected for the International Youth Library’s 2015 White Ravens Catalogue.
Deryn is also a journalist and former editor of Inside Indonesia’s bilingual education supplement.
Deryn’s fiction writing presentations show how learning about different cultures and studying other languages can give a writer special storytelling powers.
In her magazine writing workshops, participants learn writing, editing and design skills as they tell their own stories to a target audience through the medium of a self-published mini-magazine.