Debbie was born in the UK, moving to Kenya when she was eight years old. She returned to England and went to the boarding school previously attended by the Bronte sisters, 200 years prior, in the isolated Cumbrian moors. After completing school in England, Debbie moved with her family to Australia where she remained for many years. She has travelled extensively in Africa, Europe and England and likes to draw on her experiences for inspiration.
Although Debbie has been a writer of stories her whole life, it is only in more recent years that she started pursuing this professionally. She created, wrote for, edited, published and distributed a community magazine in East Sussex before returning to Western Australia to firmly cement her position as a writer. She has completed a Bachelor of Writing, majoring in Creative Writing and English. She is currently taking Honours in Writing at university, as part of post-graduate studies, where she is pursuing practice-led research. She is passionate about presenting a new aspect to Australian history through her fiction writing, which contributes new knowledge to the field.