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Debbie Young
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Writer of fiction and non-fiction, journalist, blogger, book reviewer, author member of the Alliance of Independent Authors & Commissioning Editor of its Author Advice Centre.
Writer of fiction and non-fiction, journalist, blogger, book reviewer, author member of the Alliance of Independent Authors & Commissioning Editor of its Author Advice Centre.

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Thanks to Edward James for inviting me to speak to Cheltenham Writers' Alliance and to be a guest on his blog - read all about it here on mine!

As just one of a flurry of events that have kept me busy during the last few weeks, I recently had the pleasure of being guest speaker at Cheltenham Writers’ Circle, at the invitation of historical novelist Edward James. Edward also attends my Cheltenham…
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In which I think outside the box about #bookmarks... new on my blog

This post was originally written for the Authors Electric collective blog. Call me old-fashioned, but I love a good bookmark, and I have a large collection ready for action whenever I need one. Some of these have been made for me by those too young to…
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New Ages for Old - my column for this month's Tetbury Advertiser, now also on my blog

My column for the May edition of the award-winning Tetbury Advertiser Many years ago, when the New Age was still new, I bought at a festival a t-shirt with the slogan “Whatever age you are now, you are every age you have ever been.” The notion…
New Ages for Old
New Ages for Old
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All Roads Lead to #Hawkesbury - my column for the May issue of our parish magazine

When I wrote this post for the May issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News, the 4th Hawkesbury Upton Lit Fest was still in the future! A few weeks ago, I was surprised to receive a message from my Australian Facebook friend, Serene Conneeley, saying that she…
All Roads Lead to Hawkesbury
All Roads Lead to Hawkesbury
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New on my blog: "All Booked Up in #HawkesburyUpton" - about the bookish village in which I live and write #amwriting #amreading

My column for the April issue of the Hawkesbury Parish News Here’s a sentence I don’t expect to hear in Hawkesbury Upton this month: “I haven’t got anything to read”. There can’t be another village in the country offering as many opportunities to pick up…
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The Perfect Date? - fun on my "createdate" with #Clevedon #Pier, new on my blog, as written for the @LionsTetbury Advertiser

My column for the April 2018 edition of the award-winning Tetbury Advertiser Feeling depleted by the snowy weather, I decided to follow the advice of my friend Orna Ross, a teacher of creative thinking, to “fill the creative well”. It felt like timely…
The Perfect Date?
The Perfect Date?
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My latest post for the Authors Electric collective, originally published on 30th March 2018 In 2010, realising that no matter how hard I worked in my day job, it was leaving me unfulfilled, I made the radical decision to walk away from it without a job to…
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Why #Easter is such a movable feast (of #chocolate) - new on my blog, from the March issue of the parish news

My column from the March 2018 edition of Hawkesbury Parish News “But Easter’s so early this year!” With Easter Sunday falling on 1st April this year, the schools will barely have time to squeeze in the spring term before the bank holidays begin. My…
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New on my blog: #SpringFever, my column for this month's #Tetbury Advertiser, the award-winning regional magazine.

It seems appropriate to share my post for the March issue of the Tetbury Advertiser on the first official day of spring – also my beloved parents’ 65th wedding anniversary. Such a romantic and positive day for them to have got married, I always think.…
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Spring Fever
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Sharing my speech from the launch of Hawkesbury Upton's local community library yesterday

I was delighted to be invited to launch the new Hawkesbury Upton Village Library yesterday, and I wrote a short speech to mark the occasion. A number of people afterwards asked me for a copy of it, so here it is for anyone who would like it. After I’d…
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