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Author blog

Follow the regular blog of Debbie Rix

Margate Book Fair

My day at the Margate Book Fair

The 'joy' of publication day

A blog post explaining the mixed emotions most writers feel when their book is published.

News for 2017!

New book deal signed with Bookouture


Last night I was watching a documentary on BBC-2 about Christies the international auction house.   Called ‘Sold! Inside the World’s Biggest Auction House’ this two-part documentary made by the talented Michael Waldman was a delightful and observant ‘fly on the wall’ to celebrate Christies’ 250th anniversary.   This episode highlighted the huge prices some items can command. Imagine my…

Female First: 10 Things I'd like my readers to know about me

To coincide with the launch of my second novel: Daughters of the Silk Road, I was interviewed by the wonderful Female First.

The Nature of Inspiration

A blog piece discussing what inspires novelists to write about a particular subject.

Book cover reveal

New novel launched and available for pre-order

Heroes and heroines in historical fiction

An exploration of the ideal hero or heroine in a historical fiction novel

New book for 2016

Article about the influences of my next book that follows the Silk Road


I have just received the 'edits' for my new book. I am delighted to say that they are minimal... just a bit of re-jigging of the modern story. It's always a scary moment when you open the email from the editor... will a complete revision be required, or just a small tweak? The upside is that I trust my editor completely - she has a fantastic instinct. So now I must crack on with the changes.…