Debbie Kahl – YA & Children's Fiction Writer

{May 6, 2012}   Back to the blog …

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I bit off more than I could chew last year and swamped myself with work that screamed to be done – and something had to give.

Truthfully, I was a bit worried it was going to be me; so I took a step back from my life, assessed what was important and am skipping down life’s path again. I’ve learnt my limitations and what was important, and here I am again – ready to write. 🙂

That’s not to say I haven’t been busy though …

I finished my Diploma of Publishing, and I’m freelancing these skills by doing manuscript assessments for children’s and YA fiction.

My working holiday to Japan in September has been planned, booked and partially paid for, which promises some great material for a new YA book!

I’ve been writing short snippets of flash fictions for my new women’s fiction project, which is an exciting new direction.

BB has been dusted off and given a new lease of life with some editing and rewriting – and it’s my goal to finally get this out there by the end of the year.

And, if that’s not enough, I’ve just submitted two entries in the CYA Competition in July, for the pre-school picture book and chapter book categories.

So, add in full time work and a crazy social life, and time’s just run away from me. But all this madness is fun, and I love it.

As my beautiful friend Dawn Alice told me yesterday, when she deconstructed some confusing Tarot for me (which always happens when I try to do it myself), those strong, reversed cards mean business. They’re saying ‘pick up your little world and tip toe through life and love every minute xxx.’

I couldn’t have put it better myself …

Visit the beautiful Dawn Alice at  or join in the discussions at her Facebook page, Life Love Tarot.


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