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Author Debbie Chase

About the Author


Debbie Chase (married name Debbie Spink) was born in Emsworth in Hampshire in 1959 but has lived in West Yorkshire since 1979. She is the eldest of five children (two sisters and two brothers) and has many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins, having come from a very large family. She has been married since 1984 and has one daughter, Lara, and three cats Ruby, Teddy and Maurice.

She has always been a reader and has enjoyed writing since school. Her proudest moment being when she achieved an A+ for an essay! She has had many short stories and poems for adults and children published in books and magazines. She has written five self-published books, the first being part fact/part fiction and called “You to Me Are Everything.” The second book based on a real-life pet-sitting job is called “The Confessions of a Pet Sitter (from the Pet’s Point of View), and the third, the sequel to that book, “What a Catastrophe (Teddy’s Tale). The fourth book is a book of poems, “I Wasn’t There,” and the fifth is a murder mystery, “Whatever Happened to George England.”

She has also had nine pocket novels published with “My Weekly” magazine, “Planning on Love,” “Romance on the Run,” “Puppy Love,”, “Esther Baby,” “Double Trouble” also known as “The Doppelganger,” “The Crying Game,” “Rachel’s War,” “Birdie” and “Number One Fan.” Her other novels, “Educating Maggie” “A Step Back in Time,” “Ruby Tuesday”, “The Haunting of Pear Tree Cottage,” “The Gift,” and the “Mannequin Mystery,” are published here with World Castle Publishing, with another novel “My Sweet Valentine,” coming soon.  All her novels are available to buy online.

Her hobbies are weight training, walking, running, yoga, kettlebell workouts and Pilates.  After many years of office work, pub work, and shop work, she is now partially retired and, as well as writing books, works part-time as a Dog Walker/Pet Sitter (Woof Woof Walkies) with her daughter, and as an Examination Invigilator in a local school, and is also a House Experience Volunteer at East Riddlesden Hall, an old manor house open to the public, in Keighley.

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Educating Maggie


Author: Debbie Chase

Paperback ISBN: 9781629899701

eBook ISBN: 9781629899718

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date 08/20/2018

When Maggie Sears, alone after the death of her beloved husband and in a rut, meets old flame Stephen Gates in her workplace, Bloomers the bakers, Maggie’s situation seems to be on an upswing. Unfortunately, a meeting with Stephen’s grown up children Vanessa and Jake change all that and her circumstances take a decided turn for the worse, then Mum becomes ill and Maggie hits rock bottom. Out of the blue a new job opportunity in the local school appears only to be spoiled by curvaceous co-worker, the evil Stella Atkins. With the support of Stephen’s daughter-in-law Lauren, Maggie’s sister, Lynette, and, surprisingly, a new found friendship with local Town Clerk, Kath Emmerson, can Maggie overcome what seems like insurmountable problems to gain her heart’s desire?

A Step Back in Time


Author: Debbie Chase

Paperback ISBN: 9781950890040

eBook ISBN: 9781950890071

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Release Date 05/27/2019

Past and present collide in this tale of love, passion and betrayal as Hannah Palmer Legal PA to the sexy Max Reynolds finds herself going back to the fifteen hundreds and re-living the traumatic life of Ursula Pole, the daughter of Margaret Pole who was second cousin to King Henry the Eighth of England, a much beloved member of the family until accused of treason and, under the order of the King, beheaded in fifteen forty one.  Walk in Ursula Pole’s footsteps and experience the sad death of her first baby, her marriage to the violent Henry Stafford and the unbreakable bond between herself and the enigmatic Max Reynold’s look-a-like, Gregory Walsh.  Set in the small town of Havant in Hampshire and also Warblington Manor, which in the present day is just a turret reaching up into the sky, this is a story to send shivers down your spine.

Ruby Tuesday


Author: Debbie Chase

Paperback ISBN: 9781955086592

eBook ISBN: 9781955086608

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date 8/12/2021

Set in both the small town of Emsworth in Hampshire and St Malo in France, Ruby Tuesday tells the story of twin sisters Ruby and Rose Deacon. Ruby, eager for a temporary reprieve from home, decides to go on a secret quest for happiness to St Malo, leaving behind not only her twin but local love interest, James Lister, whom she’s known all her life. Free to be herself in St Malo, she meets the enigmatic soon-to-be rock star Blake Edwards and embarks on a passionate love affair. Summoned home urgently by her family, Ruby has to leave Blake in France, who promises to wait for her return. But what will Ruby do? Will she stay at home in Emsworth with the boy next door, James Lister, or return to St Malo to seek out the sexy Blake Edwards. Ruby Tuesday, a heart-warming story that will tug at your heartstrings.

The Haunting of Pear Tree Cottage


Author: Debbie Chase

Hardback ISBN: 9798763359336

Paperback ISBN: 9781956788266

eBook ISBN: 9781956788273

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Release Date 12/6/2021

When Chrissie Lewis meets the charismatic American, Richard Curtis, at Wigglesworth & Horner, Solicitors, it seems that a romance is meant to be. Yet who is the tempestuous Morgan Bloom that, because of her love of palms, potions, spells, and her black cat, Moses, is tried as a Witch by an unruly mob of villagers?

Set in the historic seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire with its wild history of Dracula, Witches, Whaling and modern-day Goths, Chrissie, newly arrived to live in the ancient Pear Tree Cottage, finds herself going back to the 1700s to witness Morgan Bloom’s dramatic downfall.  A tale of love, desire, friendship, horror and intrigue that will send shivers running down your spine!

The Gift


Author: Debbie Chase

Paperback ISBN: 9781960076854

eBook ISBN: 9781960076861

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Release Date 6/19/2023

Donna Lane has the sight or the Gift as her grandmother encouraged her to call it, and through her dreams and interest in tarot, she intends to crack the mystery of the whereabouts of the missing girl, Esme Palmer. Newly arrived back in her hometown, Hampshire, and armed with her success of tracing the missing girl, Marie Nowell, in Paris, she approaches the police, only for her services to be declined.

Criminal Psychologist Baz Brady appears on the scene and, impressed with a tarot reading, he and Donna, despite an attraction, form a totally platonic partnership in order to solve the mystery. Set in the heatwave of 1976 where flared jeans, fab lollies, foot stomping disco music and rogue ladybirds ruled the world, will the duo succeed in their quest and perhaps find romance in the process?

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The Mannequin Mystery


Author: Debbie Chase

Hardback ISBN: 9798884565005

Paperback ISBN: 9798891261761

eBook ISBN: 9798891261778

Genre: Mystery/Romantic Suspense

Release Date 4/8/2024

The Village of Lambuck. 1966. A girl, Miranda Wilson, is missing. Sylvia Day, unmarried and lonely, who runs the Sylvia Day Detective Agency, joins forces with the police, the very dishy new man in town, Detective Inspector Nathan Royle, who is determined to solve the case. A body is found in the river, which, surprisingly, turns out to be a mannequin with the face of the missing girl, a clue cleverly hidden on its body leading them to the next mannequin, and then the next and the next.

Miranda Wilson’s diary refers to “R,” who she was to meet on the day she went missing. There are several “R’s” in the mix, one of whom is a man Sylvia has been seeing. Should she confess this to the Inspector or wait and see what is revealed about the other “R’s” before spilling the beans? Who has fashioned the mannequin with the face of the missing girl? Tendrils of clues that need to be painstakingly knitted together.

As the clues lead them closer and closer to the missing girl, will Miranda Wilson be found unharmed, and will romance blossom between Sylvia and Nathan, despite Sylvia’s insecurities? Will they ever get their very own happy ever after?

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