Hi, I’m fantasy author Deborah Jay.
I’m a lifelong fantasy and science fiction fan: books, TV, films – can’t get enough.
Growing up I can just remember the excitement surrounding the first moon landing, and through childhood I devoured a steady TV diet of such shows as My Favourite Martian, Bewitched, all the Gerry Anderson series: Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO. And, of course, Star Trek.
You get the picture: wired for science fiction and fantasy from birth. No regrets there. As genres, they are a writer’s dream: the ultimate scope for imagination. And boy, is my imagination demanding! For years I read books as fast as I could find them, and then it occurred to me that I could write them too.
I have a dream of a day job as a trainer of competition dressage horses, so my fiction writing has to fit around that, but being able to make my own schedule is a definite advantage to being self-employed.
So in the real world I am professional rider, trainer, judge and author, Debby Lush. I write features and answer readers’ questions on dressage in magazines and for websites, and have two books: The Building Blocks of Training and The Successful Dressage Competitor published by J A Allen, plus a self published booklet The Sunshine Tour Diary about my experiences as a first-time International competitor.
My debut novel, award winning fantasy The Prince’s Man was published July 2013. It won an award from the UK Arts Council, and shot straight into the Amazon Top 100 Hot New Releases.
Think James Bond meets Lord of the Rings – a fun, fast, action-packed story featuring a pair of mismatched spies who are struggling to save their kingdom whilst trying not to kill each other.
Books #2 and #3 in THE FIVE KINGDOMS series, The Prince’s Son and The Prince’s Protégé, are also available, and if you’d like a FREE STORY (standalone) in the series, you can get that by signing up to my newsletter HERE.
My urban fantasy Desprite Measures came out in December 2013 and has many great 5* reviews.
Water sprite Cassie Lake is a force of Nature – literally. And someone is trying to use her….
You can also get the accompanying Caledonian Sprite short story, Sprite Night for FREE on several sites – see HERE, and the next is series is currently underway – Spriteful Lies should be available by the end of 2020.
One thing I’m never short of is ideas!
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Interviews with me
And with my alter ego, in my professional capacity
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