About Me

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 HORSE magazine, 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.

Amazing what a good make-up artist can do...

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.
Averaging 4.6*

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

One thing I’m never short of is ideas!

Find me on twitter 


or email me, debbylush[at]tiscali[dot]co[dot]uk


Interviews with me










And with my alter ego, in my professional capacity


Blogs I follow


Kirsten Lamb’s Blog


To Become A Writer

Carlie M A Cullen

Molly Greene: Writer

Thea Atkinson


David Gaughran

Catherine, Caffeinated


Official Site of Author Lorijo Metz

The Reader’s Guide to Epublishing

Life In The Realm of Fantasy

Off The Shelf Book Promotions



















  1. Hello Deborah Jay you have a great blog here.Keep writing and enjoy.

  2. Thanks Cyril – it’s been a long time in the planning but I’m loving it already 🙂

  3. Hi Debby, wow, I just read your sidebar, your book was pirated, holy crap! How did you find out? We hear so much about that stuff yet we always hope it won’t happen to us. You go girl!

    1. Thanks for looking! It was another author who gave me the heads up – we’d recently connected on Twitter, and she noticed my book on a site where she’d found her own pirated book. She was kind enough to tell me about it and then coach me through how to deal with it – love this community!
      Her advice is to do regular google searches for your book title.
      Have to say, I’m quite amused by it. I remember reading a big name (though frustratingly can’t recall who it is) author saying he loves to be pirated – its like doing a free promotion with no effort on his part. He actually found his sales went UP as a result!
      Of course that’s not going to happen while I only have one book out there, so back to the grindstone…

      1. Lol, I believe I read that from David Gaughran in his book, ‘Let’s Get Digital.’ Although it is flattering, I would still be mortified. Can you sue this person? I mean what the heck is copyright for? Wasn’t this pirate making money off your book?

      2. Yes, I’m pretty sure I did too, but he’s not the only one I’ve heard it from. I’m looking on it as validation that someone thought it was good enough to be worth copying – they’re not going to waste their time with something that won’t sell, are they?
        As far as suing – first, you’d have to find out who they are (all you see is the name they’ve chosen to use on that site), then what country they are in (international law is very complex) and at the end of the day, the amount of money isn’t worth the time – I’m better off spending that writing the next book.
        I did get them removed from the site, but they’ve probably just gone somewhere else – that’s why the need to keep doing searches, to see where they pop up again.
        Just one more thing to deal with, which is why I’m not getting too intense about it.

      3. Well I only hope to have your attitude if I should encounter that problem. But yes, keeping track of your book essential! Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  4. Deborah, a delight to read about you…amazing woman!

    1. Thanks Deborah – you too; you have a really impressive resume of work on your ‘About’ page.
      And now we have 3 red-headed Deborah’s in a row in these comments – do you think it’s a coincidence? I see Debby (DG Kaye) connected with you last year on your blog – I guess we gravitate together 😉

      1. Debby Gies is so funny! No coincidence at all. We call ourselves the twins. Guess what, Mom? Triplets! (Mom must have passed out when we were born and missed one of us.)

      2. LOL, that must be it!

      3. I’m a Jack-of-all-trades, but still trying to master something! Thank you, Deborah. I am humbled by your kind words.

  5. Lol, found this conversation on google while I was googling myself. 🙂 Redhead triplets! The power of google!

  6. […] you are a friend of mine on Twitter, or you’ve visited my ‘about me’ page on my own blog, you may know that I am by profession a trainer of dressage […]

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  8. Ooh, you mentioned Star Trek… Liking you already. 😉 😀

    1. Oh yes, total geek – I even own a Next Generation uniform 😉

      1. Lmao! OMG! 😁😂😅🤣

  9. […] gave Deborah Jay’s novel – The Prince’s Man –  5/5 stars and posted this review on both Goodreads […]

  10. […] gave Deborah Jay’s novel – The Prince’s Man –  5/5 stars and posted this review on both Goodreads and […]

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