Debbie Young is the commissioning editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors Author Advice Center and has written several of ALLi’s successful self-publishing guidebooks.
She’s a prolific and successful writer, and is the author of a cozy crime series, Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries, which is set in an English village similar to the one in which she lives. The heroine of the series is an aspiring writer and the love interest is a bookseller! This series takes place over a year of time in the village beginning in one summer and continuing to the next. One reviewer described it as “Miss Marple meets Bridget Jones”.
Additionally, Debbie has published three collections of short stories, “Marry in Haste”, “Stocking Fillers” and “Quick Change”, and two collections of the monthly columns she writes for two local magazines about village life. She runs author Meetup groups in Bristol and Cheltenham, and is the founder and director of the free Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, which was founded in 2015.
I was honored to have the pleasure of interviewing Debbie for the first in our series of “Author Talk with Richard Lowe” podcasts. I was fascinated by the interesting and useful information that will be viable to all self published authors regardless of genre or specialty.