Deborah Durbin

Journalist, Author, Freelance Writer


May 2014


Want to look good in every photograph? Whether it's a selfie for your social networking or a bikini photo, check out my piece in the Sunday Mirror on how to pose for the perfect pic.

For those who want to know what the Summer Solstice is all about, my feature in June's Soul & Spirit will tell you

March 2014 


Check out my cover feature in Body Fit magazine to find out how old your body really is 

Check out my feature in Natural Health about how to beat the perimenopause.

Check out my feature in It's Fate about what your aura says about you.


October 2013:

 I've had great fun working for the Sunday Mirror Notebook magazine lately. This Sunday you can read my feature on what to do if you have a spare five minutes to yourself.

September 2013:

I am currently working on two new books at the moment. The first is the third novel in the Oh Great series. This time Sam is going all psychic 'down under'. The second book is my 14th non-fiction book about traditional Romany fortune telling techniques. I'll keep you posted as to their progress.

June 12th:

My latest book , So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer? is reviewed in July's issue of Writing Magazine.

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I've had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely people at Strictly Writing and my good friend and fellow scribe, Derek from Along The Write Lines this week, about my new book, So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer. You can read them here: and

Coming to a book shop near you (or Amazon)

My new book,

So You Want To Be A Freelance Writer?

This book shows you the nuts and bolts of being a freelance writer from my 16 years of being in the business, working with editors and publishers and includes how to write books, web content, blogs and even greeting cards.

Publishing date 31st March 2013






My New Book, The Real Gypsy Guide to Fortune Telling is out in April!

Nice Things People Say About Me...

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you, on behalf of Hodder, 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

'I just finished reading the book and not only did I love it ( every page!) and the wonderful characters but I am writing to beg you to write a sequel! you're the JK Rowling of dead people!'

Deborah Ehling. USA Today

"I am impressed by Deborah's diligence to her profession and the care taken to ensure all articles submitted are engaging, relevant to our readership and, most importantly, well written. She has an understanding for delivering appropriate copy that requires no editing and pitching features that will make a difference to our readers’ lives."

Aine Toner – Editor – Woman’s Way Ireland

'A knowledgeable writer on spiritual subjects, her easy-to-read style makes the topic very accessible' 

Sue Ricketts, Editor, Take A Break's Fate & Fortune

'Deborah consistently comes up with ideas that our readers will love and follows up with great features that are entertaining, informative and tailored to our market.'

Karen Byrom - Editor, My Weekly

'Wow! Thank you so much for coming in to school last week to teach journalism. It was fantastic! The children really caught hold of what it means to write a good hook and you were great with them. Thank you!'

Sarah Vincent - Class 4 teacher. St. Georges School. WSM

'As a writer I know that writing a book successfully through the eyes of one character can be difficult but Deborah Durbin did just that and did it well. Deborah Durbin has written a tale that brings the reader into this little known world, entertains them and keeps them entranced until the final page.'

Karen Magill Author of A Rock 'n Roll Love Story

"If you know anybody (men included) who are about to hit the bit Four-Oh-My-God, then this latest gem from hilarious writer Deborah Durbin HAS to go in their stocking, Christmas or otherwise. Just so, so funny!

Amazon Reviewer for OMG I'm 40!

"Very funny but more than that, incredibly accurate!"
Dorothy Davies - Author