A little about me

If you would like to contact me, you can email me at: debbie@deborahjbarker.co.uk

Grandma on duty

Grandma on duty

I am Deborah J Barker and I live in the English countryside in Hampshire, UK, with my husband and our Golden Retriever, Flossie and a Border Terror called Charlie Brown. I am wife to one, mother to five grown children and grandmother to four, gorgeous little boys and two beautiful little girls. In addition, we are Trustees and mother and father figures, for our 33 year old nephew who has Asperger’s Syndrome, following the loss of my sister and brother-in-law, several years ago.

I love to write and read and do both as much as I can. I have had quite a few short stories published in women’s magazines and a few in other, less well known, publications. In the mid to late nineties, I wrote a humorous, monthly column for America Online as well as a monthly column in the guise of my dog, for a cat magazine, printed in America.

I have written several, as yet unpublished, novels, one or perhaps even two of which, will shortly be available on Amazon as Kindle downloads. The link will be posted on my blog in due course.

Here’s how one, dubious, publisher described a novel I sent them some years ago:

“… a finely judged fantasia which delineates with brio an oneiric landscape in which supernal virtue and infandous evil are held in terrible equipoise the naturalistic dialogue ensures that characterization never divagates into the Scyiia of allegory and the Charybdis of flat description the novel excels at setpiece and mythic coup de theatre I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending it for inclusion in the (name of publisher) lists.”

Words fail me…but do not let this put you off!

I am an owner and Director of a design and communications company Glow Marketing Ltd. but have taken a back seat to concentrate on my writing. I now provide managerial, editorial and copy proofing support, as needed.

I write in whatever genre takes my fancy and read as much as I can, whenever I can.

I hope you find something to enjoy in my blog and if you do, please feel free to comment.

If you want to email me, you can find me at debbie@deborahjbarker.co.uk

Thank you for stopping by,

Debbie 🙂

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