About Me

Well, its me Debbie. Just in case you didn't get that from the title of the blog. I am a 40 something woman who it appears has a lot to say both in the real world and the book world!
In the book world I can also be found pretending to be a knowledgeable person about all things bookish. And, just in case I totally cock that up, I do it under the name of J.B Johnston!

J.B Johnston was my secret identity for a number of years but now its time to come out of the alias closet and let the real me get a look in every now and again!
So, what do I do? Well, lets not focus too much on the day job. So, moving swiftly on............the job I adore doing more than anything in the world is book blogging. I run my own site www.brookcottagebooks.blogspot.co.uk where you can find all manner of book information, book reviews, author interviews  and more! I also coordinate virtual book tours for authors and publishers and one day I will be able to give up the day job and focus on a book or publishing related career, whether it be writing or promotional work. I'm a columnist for Loveahappyending Lifestyle eMagazine and I'd also be really interested in writing for some of the printed mags too. I love it all. So anyone out there who would love to offer me a job then do get in touch!

I participated in NaNoWriMo in November 2015 and did manage to write a novel. So, 2016 will be spent re-writing and editing. Then will come the decision ....... self publish or hide it in a shoe box under the bed for 10 years. We'll see. I've been writing for a few years now but mainly just for my own pleasure. Now its time to get serious. I have contributed to a few anthologies such as Every Child Is Entitled to Innocence  to raise money for Child Helpline International and I write reviews some other sites and co-wrote a children's book called Little Kitty The Cat Burglar to help raise funds for Alzheimers research.  A really worthy cause close to my heart so make sure you go out and buy the book!

In between all the working nonsense and the wonderful book work, I am a wife, mum, step-mum and carer. Oh and dog owner! 

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