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Gobblefunked!

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Enjoy this recent interview with Debbie by Gobblefunked. Just click here.

Monkie Business

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It feels good. I’ve just sent off the final version of the last book in the Dead Hairy trilogy. After much computer chewing and pencil gazing (or was it the other way round?) Monkie Business is done and dusted. Well , dusted at least. Just like anything I’ve ever written, it feels miles from done. […]

Jungle Tangle vlog

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Debbie talks about Jungle Tangle  

Trim

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Hooray for St Mary’s! If anyone knows how to grab a book in both hands and spin it round the dance floor, it’s the pupils and staff at the Trim primary school.  Visiting last year I felt less like an author and more a bystander watching the girls interact with Abbie, Perdita and the other […]

Jungle Fun

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Thanks to all who helped launch Jungle Tangle at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday – a great laugh, complete with Amazonian adventures round the gardens and tropical glass houses. The weather matched the book perfectly: snow outside (Jungle Tangle starts in the UK winter) and steamy sweaties in the Palm House aka Amazon jungle.   […]

The amazing talking chocolate shrunken head

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“Fernando finds a good book” by the talented Asha Uberoi

Do what you do

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Glurp. It’s that wobbly fortnight before a book comes out. A time of wild seesaws between wanting everyone and no one to read it. What if the jokes fall flat? What if Great Aunt Budweiser recognises that little toe shaped like a chilli pepper on page 57?  There’s something so vulnerable about writing, like baring […]

Shrunken Delights

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Poor Fernando. The shrunken head hero of Jungle Tangle hasn’t had many breaks in life since the one that split him from his body. When the Spanish conquistador was caught and shrunk by Amazon tribesmen lost everything: his body, his wife, his looks. Granted he was on a mission to steal gold and land – […]

And They All Lived …

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Should stories have happy endings? If you think yes, then you’re like half the children I ask when I visit schools and libraries. If you think no, then you’re like the other half. And if you think yes and no, then you’re like most of them when they’ve had a minute to consider. Happily ever […]

Latest NEWs

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NEW month: Hooray for November with its wild colours, woolly socks and whiff of almost- Christmas. NEW website: A big thank you to Ralph Croly for jazzing it up a treat. NEW York: where not to be right now. Thoughts and prayers for those whose homes and lives have been ripped apart by Hurricane Sandy. I […]