Today I watched an interview about Deborah Ellis. Deborah Ellis has written 20 books all together, and she started writing at 12 years old. The name of her first published book was called Looking For X. Deborah writes about courage, the message she puts in her books is be courageous and she wants people to understand what’s going on in the world. The decision she wants people to make in their lifetime is to be courageous. Deborah Ellis grew up in Paris, Ontario. Deborah chose to write for children because she went to Afghanistan and saw all the families who were suffering from the war, and the person who published Looking For X published books for children. The thing that affected her decision to write for children is she didn’t think her book was good enough.