Debbie Thomas

Welcome to my website

I write books for children (and the adults they look after).

How did I come to do that? Well, after studying fossils in England, working in BBC radio, meeting prawn farmers in Bangladesh and dancing with pygmies in Uganda, what else can you do?

Check out my latest book, My Secret Dragon:

My Secret Dragon

Aidan Mooney has the mother of all problems … she’s part-dragon. He’s spent his whole life trying to guard her secret. But when it gets out, a terrifying chain of events leads to Aidan risking his life to save hers.


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‘Fans of adventure will adore Debbie Thomas’s latest tale … exploring themes of anxiety, acceptance, isolation and loyalty, with just the right amount of humour … sure to become a flaming-hot read.’ RTÉ Junior

‘Part heart-warming family drama … part rip-roaring kidnapping yarn, this story is a clever blend of realism and fantasy for children who like adventure tales with lashings of humour and heart.’ Sarah Webb, Irish Independent

‘Filled with heart and exciting twists and turns, My Secret Dragon is utterly wonderful.’   Fallen Star Stories

‘This rollicking adventure mixes sci-fi, fantasy and ancient mythology… will keep everyone on tenterhooks.’ LoveReading4Kids

‘A smashing romp. The writing is excellent.’ Celine Kiernan, author

Other Books…

Class Act cover art
Dead Hairy cover art
Monkie Business cover art
Jungle Tangle cover art

Writing and Storytelling Fun

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