Choc Lit author, first of new 'Hot Choc Lit' imprint, Kindle UK Top 50, WHSmith-Travel Top 80. 'Take a Chance on Me' - never mix business and pleasure... It's steamy. Hawaiian Escape, the prequel and sequel, Hawaiian Retreat - the third in trilogy - also optioned.
See book list for other fiction including short story anthologies and full length novels.
Non-fiction includes the best-selling Till the Fat Lady Slims series. 'break free from food prison (2107) released January 2017. Book 3.0 released February 2016. Book 2.0 released September 2014.
Currently a QVC UK presenter, Debbie has been in TV most of her life, including standing in for Phillip Schofield as the first girl in the Children's BBC TV broom cupboard. Many other TV roles ensued, including hosting her own BBC Daytime game show 'Meet the Challenge', and sharing a sofa with Eamon Holmes in the early days of daytime TV on 'Open Air.' Children, labradors, running her own business and divorce all followed, and now she's proudly presenting once more on QVC the Shopping Channel in the UK. Writing has always been her passion, and following many courses, conferences and curses, she self-published her first titles early 2013. She is also an ambassador for top charity Medical Detection Dogs and helps run writing retreats at Retreats for You in Sheepwash, Devon.
HAWAIIAN PRIZE TRILOGY
Debbie says -
I'm very proud of having written and indie-published my first four romantic novels - the first was 'Hawaiian Affair', (June 2013), available now as revamped 'Take a Chance on Me' from Choc Lit. But be warned, it's steamy! Previously available in non-steamy version, now retired.
'Hawaiian Escape' (Nov 2013) is actually the PREQUEL and was originally only available in the racy-not-raunchy PG version, (eBook or paperback). But due to demand, I just had to create a separate short story - 'Hawaiian Extra - Helen & Allesandro in Tuscany', which is Hawaiian Escape chapter 20, filling in the details on the big bedroom scene....
As a result the steamy version of Hawaiian Escape is also now available - setting up the sisters Helen and Sadie. Sadie's story continues in Hawaiian Affair.
End June 2014, book 3 in the Hawaiian Trilogy came out too. 'Hawaiian Retreat' is Helen's Story, and follows what happens after she leaves Tuscany to set off around the world for her Try it For the First Time club. What she doesn't predict is the mystery man - a blast from the past or the ruination of her future?
DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER
Fiction - stand alone rom com, written in journal format, - Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in Holy Man... Came out April 2014.
"When Dreams Return" - March 2014 - a spooky romantic suspense - when Chelle's pal Sara gets her to try a 'conjure up an ideal man' spell one full moon, the goings on in her renovated Victorian detached take a twist - will you guess it?(18000 words)
"The Valentine's Surprise", Based on an original written for QVC viewers, you're never too old to find your Sir Galahad. (10000 words)
"Battle of the Exes - inside 'Roses are Red trilogy. Short novella"
ANTHOLOGIES - Hocus Pocus (Hallowe'en anthology of thirteen spooky tales) and Roses are Red - six short romances.
My semi-autobiographical weight loss book series is 'Till the Fat Lady Slims.'
2.0 - the 'When' Diet' (2014)- now available on both eBook and paperback on Amazon. 3.0 - tips and Tales to inspire, released Jan 2016). Plus TTFLS - Break free from Food Prison (2017) released January 2017 - the first one to be available in bookshops courtesy of UK independent publisher Choc Lit, featuring much new material and autobiographical tales.
TTFLS is a self-help book based on 'freedom eating' - about body-signals and freedom of choice. It helped me lose 35lb pre 2002 when I wrote the original shorter version (1.0), and it's got a lot about my own journey in it. Give it a go if you fancy. Actually, opt for eBook then you can always get a refund if it's not your cup of black tea! (join our facebook group meanwhile - Till the Fat Lady Slims group and page.)
Finally, there's always my only paid commission (so far) - good old 'Clive the Camel' - a very short kids' story, broadcast by Buena Vista (Disney)on their 'Rise and Shine' breakfast show from the early 90's. Considering the file was written about eight computers ago, finding it would be a tall order, so 'll consign that one to the history books...!
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