History is full of ordinary people with extraordinary stories

About me

I have always been an avid reader. I read all sorts of fiction, from classic to contemporary. These days I also read a lot of non-fiction too, in my search to create authentic and thought-provoking historical novels. My aim is to re-imagine history with the addition of fascinating characters and page-turning plots.

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Calling historical fiction fans in Millom, Penrith, Ulverston and Appleby! Deborah is giving talks at various Cumbria and South Lakeland Libraries in February, click for details!

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News and Reviews

Find Reading Group Guides to my books on each book’s page.
Latest Reviews:
‘I was thoroughly gripped until the end of this exhilarating book. And I would highly recommend this swashbuckling tale of lace, swordsmen, Spanish dancing, spice and romance if you enjoy a historical novel with a difference’ – Sixtyplussurfers online magazine

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Writer’s Page

Historical Fiction Writers’ Retreats – Invest in you and your writing Spend a weekend working with Deborah in her house in a historic village near Lancaster.

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"Give me more! A delight!" - Susanna Gregory