Hello & Welcome

I’m Debbie Young, and I write at home in my Victorian cottage in a small, lively village in Gloucestershire, England. I also love travelling, finding inspiration wherever we go in the family camper van.

As you can see from the books I’ve published so far, I’ve a butterfly mind! To find out more about any of the books, just click on the cover image.


 The Owl & The Turkey 2nd cover on Canva  Cover of Quck Change flash fiction collection  Stocking Fillers Kindle Cover brighter


Cover of "Sell Your Books!"  Cover of "Opening Up To Indie Authors"  Cover front page only

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I love connecting with readers and writers all over the world, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to. I guarantee a personal reply.

Selfie of Debbie Young and Katie Fforde

Having fun with bestselling romantic novelist Katie Fforde – such a lovely lady!

In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about my writing life, click the menu tabs at the top of the page, or scroll down a bullet-point summary.

My fiction has always been short so far (but I’ve a novel planned for 2015!):

  • short stories of around 3,000 words
  • flash fiction of 100-1000 words

My non-fiction includes:

  • self-help books for authors, published by SilverWood Books and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)
  • books about Type 1 Diabetes, raising funds and awareness for the research charity JDRF
  • travel memoirs & advice about travel by camper van
  • the history of my village, as part of a local writers’ group
  • memoirs of my life in the village
  • family memoirs
Debbie Young with Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey congratulating me on my speech at the London Book Fair 2014

As a journalist, I contribute articles to various print and online magazines about:

  • self-publishing
  • book promotion
  • children’s books and literacy
  • living with Type 1 diabetes

I also write monthly columns in two regional publications, Tetbury Advertiser and Hawkesbury Parish News.

As a blogger, I write:

Debbie Young and Rebecca Swift in Divinity Lightfoot

With Rebecca Swift of The Literary Consultancy, after our joint talk at the Cambridge Literary Festival

An avid reader, I’m an enthusiastic book reviewer in various quarters:

As a consultant, I love helping other authors to become more successful. From my Off The Shelf Book Promotions book marketing consultancy, I dispense helpful book promotion prescriptions offering an action plan tailored to each author’s needs.

For even more information about my background, please visit these pages: