Having given so many talks and readings at events over the last few years, I thought it was about time I put together a formal page on my website, for anyone who is considering inviting me to speak.
John Holland, organiser of the Stroud Short Stories event and multiple award-winning author of short stories and flash fiction:
I have worked closely with Debbie Young, and have observed her as a short story writer and performer, an events organiser, a chairperson of a writers’ group, a short story competition judge and a speaker on self-publishing. Debbie’s intellect and knowledge of her subject, combined with her organisational skill, tact and personal warmth, make her a joy to work with. In areas not generally noted for discipline and organisational skills, Debbie is the ultimate professional.
Sue Ablett, Chair Evesham Festival of Words;
We’re always delighted to sign Debbie up for Evesham Festival of Words, whether running a workshop, chairing a crime panel, or simply reading from one of her great books. Feedback from her workshops is always really positive – with attendees referring to her knowledge, ability to communicate, sowing of ideas, and willingness to follow up on a personal basis. Her enthusiasm, passion, and ability to inspire always guarantees a memorable session.