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Book of the Week - Why We Sleep
28 March 2018

Book of the Week. This was recommended to me by one of our lovely regulars, and my friend, Jill Dowding Walker. It is called ‘Why we Sleep’ because it's full of the new science of sleep and dreams by Matthew Walker and is fascinating. I have decided I need to ensure I get more sleep. The trouble is I get a second wind around 10 PM, I blame all of my late shifts. The other night I went to bed quite early but ended up doing updates until around two! But I will get there and listening to this book definitely helps.

It scarily lists the health reasons why we need sleep.

And not just the obvious stuff either - attention and so on - but mentions weight loss too!

#Well worth a read - do go see!

go here and find out more on Amazon

What a Great Review!

Thanks so much to 'A Love So True' blog and Audrey Webster for featuring my 'Take a Chance on Me' from publisher Choc Lit. They say 'Told from alternating viewpoints, Debbie Flint's Take a Chance on Me is filled with funny banter between the two whip-smart main characters. This passionate and gripping story will have readers glued through the last page.' - how lovely! 

They also feature a sizeable extract of a chapter from further in the book  - if you fancy a little sample of my writing!  Plus Choc Lit have told us that Kobo are going to have my book and others from my fellow authors, in an Easter special offer - just click here to find out more. Was £2.99, now 99p for Easter weekend!


Other news

ONE MORE PLACE on the yoga writing retreat below - don't miss it!

- and looking ahead to Amanda Saint from Retreat West's third workshop with us in November, how about being part of a flash fiction workshop where your story ends up in a paperback? More info here. SHe's also running a scriptwriting retreat in June too.

- plus Julie Cohen's date is the 15th October - do contact her direct or just email us for more info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- as far as our own retreats go, in April we are holding another fabulous Yoga week on 9th - how great to be able to stretch your stiff muscles before and after a full day's writing, be looked after with tasty home-cooked meals and wine at dinner, plus no chores, only me-time to get your work done! Go here to find out more about this date and others, but email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book or enquire, as we only have one place left!

best wishes



Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing - a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website,, which is also a fabulous resource for beginners. And advanced writers!  Go here to read more.

Also - launched  in 2018, Jericho press is the new name for Writers' Workshop - and their £30 a month subs will get you all sorts of free info about how to write a novel and how to self publish. More soon.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs.


My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) andGoodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.




HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback.



‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.


Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

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