Deborah Jean White spent her childhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland making up stories inside her head. Her dream was to become a teacher. She imagined her classroom, always with the windows wide open and she imagined the stories she would tell.
When she became an adult, she graduated from Stranmillis College in 1996. Her dream came true. Living in Bangor, Co. Down, by the sea, she did type up the stories she told her classes but found it warmer in the classroom when the windows were closed.
In 2019 Deborah started to write a series of books called The Fairy Journals, placing her fairy folk in the beautiful setting of Crawfordsburn Country Park, in Northern Ireland. Her magical tale turned into a series and she is presently working on her fourth book in the series; filled with fairies and gnomes.
In 2020 Deborah sat down and decided to write her first YA book. Seen and Not Heard is a suspense/ thriller novel with approximately 89000 words. All her books require a little bit of magic and yes magic appears in her YA book too.
A sentient house comes to believe children should be seen and not heard. Molly Jolliff must save the children the house has rendered silent.
These days Deborah can be found working 3 days a week with 5 and 6 year olds and one day a week in a Special Needs Unit. She loves to spend time with her daughter, Abigail and her dog, Poppy. She owns a caravan and loves to play the ukulele. She aims to write 3,000 words a day and she enjoys doing this in the mornings when the birds begin to sing or in a coffee shop in Bangor, Co.Down or Newtownards.
Deborah Jean White's Books:
The Fairy Journals - Fantasy series (Middle Grade books)
Blue Hare Village - Magical series (Chapter books)
Daisy Manor - Animal adventures (Picture books) Teeny-Weeny Girl (Reading book series - Learn to read)
Working on - YA suspense novel: SEEN AND NOT HEARD