About Me

My name is Debbie Robson and I am the author of Tomaree, a WWII love story set in Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia and Crossing Paths: the BookCrossing novel inspired by that wonderful website www.bookcrossing.com.  There is more about both books at http://www.tomareebook.com with links to buy. I am a booklover, bookcrosser and firm believer in synchronicity. There is no such thing as coincidence!

I am on the hunt for an agent for my novel set in Mayfield in 1920 and a screenplay set in Sydney in 1937. My current blogs are about the research I did  for my Mayfield novel with the working title of The Grey Silk Purse and now for my new manuscript with the working title of Paris Next Week. I am also keeping an eye out for the New Moon Dance Club that hosted the New Year’s Eve dance party for 1930 at the Trade’s Hall in Newcastle but the club is proving elusive!

Would love to hear from anyone interested in any of the above.

24 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Thanks for your interest in my blog, Debbie. Lovely to connect with someone from down under (what do you call those of us in North America?). I see we both write novels set in the early 20th century. I find the time fascinating – tantalizingly close and yet quite different.

    • Lovely to hear from you. Yes I’m fascinated by the time period. I always think once I’m around and coherent ie from around 1964 when I was seven well it’s not quite so interesting but those first fifty year of the 20th century. Wow!
      I haven’t had a good chance yet to look around your blog but will do so soon. In Oz we call North America the US mostly. Have you ever been to Australia?

      • Only once to the land of OZ with me tagging along on one of my husband’s business trips. Have been four times to NZ though I don’t suppose you think that’s a good substitute!!

      • Four times to NZ and once to Oz. That just won’t do. I am lucky to live in a great part of OZ with Port Stephens nearby, the Hunter vineyards not far away and the gorgeous countryside of places like Dungog. You’ll just have to come back!

  2. Hi Debbie, I am glad I got the chance to read your blog and will check in again. Thank you so much for following my blog on the Forgotten Guernsey evacuees of WW2, I do appreciate it. Will also follow you on twitter. Gill

  3. Hi Debbie. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. It’s always interesting to see which eras capture the imagination of others who like to write historical fiction. For me, at present, it is 13th century Europe.

    I’d never heard of bookcrossing before. What a fun concept!

  4. Hi Debbie,

    Since moving to Mayfield four years ago, I have been fascinated with learning more about Shelly Beach. I love the opportunity to meet with you one day to ‘pick your brains’ about this interesting part of the old Mayfield.

    Kindest

    Sarah

    • Happy to meet up with you. Working full time so the weekend would be best. I’m tied up Sunday but free this Saturday or the next. Let me know. Any excuse to talk about the old Mayfield, lol

    • Hi Sarah,
      I am now running a small co-operative in Newcastle called Starving in a Garret. I’ll be at 63 Stewart Avenue, Hamilton, working and writing between 10 and 1pm. You are very welcome to pop in and say hi this Saturday.
      Debbie

  5. Hi Debbie, I cannot apologise enough. I’ve been very busy this week with two sick little girls. Unfortunately, my 4 month old is still quite unwell ( we have had a LOT of outfit changes,for both Audrey and I. Who needs perfume when you can wear baby sick lol). Can we rebook for another weekend? As a token of goodwill and for your time, we will shout you breakfast/lunch!!

    • Sorry sorry to hear your little girls are sick! Don’t apologise! I’m late too replying as I have no internet at the moment. You don’t need to shout me lunch. I’m always broke though so a coffee would be nice. I’m not sure where you live for a midway point either.
      My mum is coming next weekend maybe the weekend of the 23rd? I’m very flexible and I haven’t forgotten how difficult it can be working around kids.
      My email address is lakelady2282@hotmail.com
      best wishes
      Debbie

  6. Hey Debbie,
    So great to meet you yesterday! Now I’ve found you on WP we can stalk each other for life. Hooray!
    Your fellow hisfic,
    Victoria

  7. Hi Debbie,

    I found your blog when I was searching for information on Alice Kitchen, and was a little gobsmacked to find that you’re a fellow Novacastrian!

    I was wondering if you’ve ever heard of a book called ‘The ANZACs’ by Patsy Adam-Smith? Part of it charts Kitchen’s journey from beginning to end of the war, supported by excerpts and occasionally full diary entries. A quick roll around google indicates that it’s probably the most comprehensive book about her, excepting ‘Heroic Australian Women in War’.

    • Hi Emily,

      Lovely to hear from you. Yes, I’ve heard of Alice and read the Anzacs quite some time ago. She was a marvellous and important chronicler. Thank goodness she wrote so much!
      I am getting up a co-operative called Starving in a Garret and will be doing a session this Saturday at Agosti’s in Darby Street, this Saturday from 11am to about 12.30 if you’d like to pop in and say hi.
      http://www.starvinginagarret.com

      Debbie

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