So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?
As Seen in Writing Magazine!
'If you are thinking of starting, or perhaps broadening your freelance career, you could not have a better companion to help you on your way.'
My new book is out now! This covers my 16 years' experience of being a freelance writer and includes what to do and more importantly what not to do if you want to make a successful career out of freelance writing.
'This is a brilliant how to book with practical tips on the main sources of paid writing. A no punches pulled, easy to read book.'
Derek Thompson - Author & Journalist
'I have been harbouring dreams of being a writer for a very long time and have recently been trying to work out how to get into the industry. I have studied courses with the Open University, subscribed to both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum. When my recent issue of Writing Magazine dropped through my door I saw the review for your book “So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?”, and I thought I would give it a read through. I am so glad I did! Your book not only inspired me, but it also left me confident of where I have gone wrong in the past and how I can set goals, targets and plans to work up to where I want to be. After reading it through once, I then sat down and worked through parts again writing up an initial plan to get me started, no other book has given me the confidence to do this. So, thank you very much, I hope you will start to see my name appearing in magazines and maybe even books in the future, and if you do, please know that it is off the back of your advice and your wonderful book.'
Zoe Binnes - Aspiring Writer
A New Deborah Durbin Novel
Sam's back and is planning her wedding to Jack. This would be fine if only she hadn't let a host of spirits inhabit the world on Halloween because she forgot to close the circle at the seance for the WI meeting. It would be fine if her newly appointed spirit guide, Ange, wasn't more interested in Heat magazine or what Cheryl Cole was wearing, to help her. And it woud be fine if she hadn't been told that her ex-best friend, Amy's life was in danger.
With half the village possessed, a spirit guide who thinks she's an extra from TOWIE and her old friend in trouble, will Sam ever make it down the aisle?
My book, OMG, I'm 40! The 40-Something Woman's Survival Guide, is a satirical look at what it's like for a woman to reach the big four-oh. It's out now, published by Crombie Jardine Publishing.
Over the course of 16 years I have had 11 non-fic books published, two novels and ghost-written many other books. All my books can be found by clicking on the images below.
Amazon reviews for Oh Great, Now I Can Hear Dead People
'The whole story really sparkles with an honest warmth and humour and is an extremely entertaining read from start to finish. The characters come alive - even the dead ones - and are really well defined and drawn. The story presses along at a good pace but never feels rushed. There are some extremely neat set-ups and Samantha Ball is an engaging host who most people would find it a pleasure to spend more time with.'
Some Lovely Comments of My Work
'Thanks very much for the Magic Salt feature, it's brilliantly written and very interesting.''
Features Editor - Fate & Fortune Magazine.
'I've have been reading up about paganism and spells for a few years and this is one of the most informative books for a beginner when it comes to spell. The books also reminds you of the rules of spells which should never be missed out. I couldn't put it down once I'd started. Excellent."
M Sallabank. Review for There's a Little Witch in Every Woman.
"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you, on behlaf of Hodder Education, for all your hard work and commitment in producing this book. It really has been a pleasure working with you!"
Harry Scoble. Development Editor. Hodder Education
"A good source of support and basic information. Should be in every library in England."
Education Otherwise. Review for Teach Yourself Home Education.
"Good to see something else coming through with birth signs, outside of the usual zodiac and Chinese signs, thanks for running this, people. Great article, BTW."
Antonia Woodville. Review for Native American Astrology feature in the Daily Express.
Love this book. Brought it out of recommendation from a friend, did a money spell from it and two days later was offered the job of my dreams, plus the cost of additional training for a course I wanted to do. Thanks Midia, you've made my dreams come true!!
Reader review at Barnes & Noble for There's a Little Witch in Every Woman.
Ideal for anyone who wants to know more about home education, or who worries that it might not be a positive option. Recommended to anyone just starting out.
Book review: Home Eductaion in the UK
'I have your book, There's a Little Witch in Every Woman, Debs. It was brilliant, so much so that I even got a husband out of it!' Thank you!'
Deborah Riccio. Author.