Debbie Chase (married name Debbie Spink) was born in Emsworth in Hampshire in 1959, although she has lived in West Yorkshire since 1979. She is the eldest of five children (two sisters and two brothers) and has many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunties, uncles and cousins, having come from a very large family. She has been married since 1984 and has one daughter, Lara and two cats Ruby and Teddy.
She has always been a reader and has enjoyed writing since school. Her proudest moment being when she achieved an A+ for an essay! She has had many short stories and poems for adults and children published in books and magazines. She has written four books, the first being part fact/part fiction and called “You to Me Are Everything.” The second book based on a real-life pet sitting job is called “The Confessions of a Pet Sitter (from the Pet’s Point of View) and the third, the sequel to that book, “What A Catastrophe (Teddy’s Tale). The fourth book is a book of poems. All four books are available to buy on Amazon as a paperback or kindle. She has also had two pocket novels (“Planning on Love” and “Romance on the Run”) published with My Weekly magazine.
Her other hobbies are running, walking, swimming, yoga, pilates and Tai Chi.
After many years of office work she is now partially retired and works part-time in a baker’s shop and is also an Examination Invigilator in a local school!
by Debbie Chase
When Maggie Sears, alone after the death of her beloved husband and in a rut, meets old flame Stephen Gates in her workplace, Bloomers the bakers, Maggie’s situation seems to be on an upswing. Unfortunately, a meeting with Stephen’s grown up children Vanessa and Jake change all that and her circumstances take a decided turn for the worse, then Mum becomes ill and Maggie hits rock bottom.