Headshot of smiley Debbie Young
(Photo by Angela Fitch Photography)

Welcome to my author website! Here you can:

  • find out about my books
  • catch up with my blog
  • keep up with my events
  • pick up tips about writing
  • share my love of reading

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With very best wishes

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PS Here’s a quick summary of My Writing Life in case you don’t have time to browse the whole site just now


I write fiction and non-fiction books:

  • warm, witty, whimsical stories of English life
  • memoirs and essays about life in an English village
  • friendly, down-to-earth how-to books for other authors
  • supportive books for those affected by Type 1 diabetes

When I’m not writing books, I’m busy with other book-related activities:

Debbie with ALLi friends in selfie shot
Celebrating the launch of “Opening Up To Indie Authors” at the London Book Fair, with authors Jessica Bell, Hugh Howey, Orna Ross and Dan Holloway, and Kobo’s UK Director Diego Marano



Group photo of Caroline, Claire and Debbie
The BBC Radio Gloucestershire Book Club 2015 – from left to right, Caroline Sanderson, Claire Carter and Debbie Young



  • helping other authors as Author Advice Centre editor and ambassador at the global Alliance of Independent Authors
  • running two writers’ groups in Bristol and Cheltenham