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Debbie R

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My latest novel, EVE, is now uploaded. The book is complete at just under 80,000 words but I have uploaded the first sixteen chapters only.

Thank you to my daughter and her boyfriend for the cover.

I am very fortunate to live in beautiful Somerset. I divide my time between working with special needs children, writing and a constant battle with the weeds in my garden.

If anyone should wish to contact me please e-mail me at scruffydog.books@btinternet.com

favourite books

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Altered Land - Jules Hardy
Sister - Rosamund Lupton
Afterwards - Rosamund Lupton
The Tempest - Shakespeare

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Debbie Roxburgh

Eve has autism and struggles to cope in a world of emotional conflict and family turmoil.

Life is difficult for Eve. Her mother is depressed and regularly ups and leaves whilst her father struggles to keep the family together. Unable to voice her fears, Eve builds a 'book wall' in her room which she takes refuge behind.

When left to look after his daughter, Robert discovers ways of coping with her needs that brings them closer together. But then Eve spots her mother with another man and all her father's hard work begins to unravel.


Speedy McCready

Debbie Roxburgh

Light-hearted children's book looking at how families might have to create their own electricity when the National Grid starts to fail.

A light-hearted children's book which considers a world where families create their own electricity by using government- issued exercise bikes and treadmills. An hour on the bike buys you time to watch your favourite television programme or play on the XBox.

Ten-year-old Dillon invents a way or harnessing the energy created by his pet hamster, Speedy McCready, as he runs in his exercise wheel. His idea wins a national science competition making him a national hero. He even gets to meet the Queen and the Prime Minister.


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katie78 wrote 5 days ago

thanks so much for the comments! you are 2nd on my read list. i am ex....

Darius Stransky wrote 8 days ago

Hi Debbie Ahh the new avi It goes like this : - Since I reached....

leelah wrote 9 days ago

Hi Debbie, thanks for caring, I simply dont have space for the whole....

Jed Oliver wrote 10 days ago

Debbie, thank you for remembering me. I haven't been well, and have n....

Max China wrote 11 days ago

Debbie, very kind of you:)

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I wrote 5 days ago

I like the opening to this followed by taking the reader back to when Hasan was ten. The subject matter is shocking and by telling it through Hasan's eyes as child makes it very powerful. Those poor young girls - their fear is palpable. The paragraph that begins "Just a few minutes, things are no... view book

I wrote 6 days ago

Katie - I have read the first two chapters so far. Chapter1 I liked the opening line. Pulled me straight in. I like the amount of backstory woven in here. We get to know a lot about Olivia through her relationship with Rick, her parents' relationship and her clients. It gives her some depth ... view book

I wrote 7 days ago

Rachel I have enjoyed reading the first 3 chapters of your children's book. I can imagine children really liking your m/c. He is funny, a bit geeky and lives in an imaginary world of Gavin the Secret Agent. Gizmo, the rather snoothy, ginger cat, makes the perfect accomplice. I thought the Smell... view book

I wrote 12 days ago

I started reading this many months ago and found myself pulled into the story by the writer's strong 'voice' I have finally returned to read more, (chapters 5 to 8). I was straight back into it and wish I hadn't left it so long to read on. The opening of chapter 5 is highly emotive with the com... view book

I wrote 15 days ago

Sue, I have just read chapters 7, 8 and 9. I like the way each chapter is a short story in itself. It makes for easy reading at a nice, snappy pace. You write with plenty of humour which is complimented by the visuals in your description. I laughed when I read about you trying to cover the inj... view book

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