Fiction

FOR ADULT READERS

Cover of Best Murder in ShowBest Murder in Show by Debbie Young
(Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries #1)
A feel-good combination of cosy classic mystery and romantic comedy, sent in the fictitious Cotswold village of Wendlebury Barrow.

 

Lighting Up Time coverLighting Up Time by Debbie Young 
A sweet but spooky short story about a young woman whose fear of the dark is holding her back.

 

Marry in Haste (1)

Marry in Haste by Debbie Young
15 humorous short stories about dating, love and marriage, arranged in three stages: Seeking, Committing and Enduring.

 

Quick_Change_CoverQuick Change by Debbie Young
The highly acclaimed collection of 20 very short stories about key moments of change in people’s lives from cradle to (beyond the) grave.

 

Stocking Fillers ebook coverStocking Fillers by Debbie Young
12 wry and witty short stories on Christmas themes.

 

 

The Owl and the Turkey cover

The Owl and the Turkey by Debbie Young 
An entertaining short story in the style of a traditional folk tale, purporting to explain the real reason why we eat turkey at Christmas. Previously featured behind the door of Mumsnet’s online Advent Calendar.

New cover with soldiersThe War of the Peek Freans Light Wounded by Debbie Young
A sweet, feel-good short story set in 1939 about family values and relationships in the face of adversity. Originally published in Annabel magazine, this was the author’s fiction debut.

 

FOR YOUNG READERS

Parrot Talk ebook coverParrot Talk by Betty Salthouse
When ten-year-old Jamie finds a stray parrot and attempts to keep it secretly as a pet in his bedroom, his life will never be the same again. A fun traditional-style story for young animal lovers. (Cover illustration by the author’s granddaughter.)

The Fossil Hunters Kindle CoverThe Fossil Hunters by Betty Salthouse
A traditional style adventure story about two boys who find more than they expect when they search the countryside around their village for evidence of fossils. (Cover illustration by the author’s granddaughter.)