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Debbie McGowan

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I'm a teacher / lecturer in the social sciences, which brings its own complexities to my work, both as an educator and an author.

I live in Lancashire, UK, with Nigel (husband), my two daughters and two border collies. One day, I will move to Watergate Bay, in Cornwall.

In 2011, I set up Beaten Track Publishing, predominantly to jumpstart my own writing career, but also to help other authors publish their work. I'm a socialist and that's how I do business.

I've written several novels, including Champagne, And The Walls Came Tumbling Down, No Dice and the Hiding Behind The Couch series, which is ongoing.

I don't like to stick to one genre, but my novels tend to fall within the remit of contemporary fiction, if anything. That said, they all have...more


Blog hop! What a great idea, like playing the Wikipedia game of link-clicking and getting lost in a whole new world of knowledge, except here you get to meet some authors you might not have met before, so without further ado...

In this post I'm going to tell you a little about my writing process and what I'm currently working on. I was tagged by the fabulous Larry Benjamin , author of What Bind... Read more of this blog post »
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Hiding Behind The Couch
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Champagne
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The Harder They Fall
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No Time Like The Present
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First Christmas
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Double Six
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In The Stars Part I: Capric...
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Beginnings
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No Dice
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I'm actually torn between 4 and 5 stars here, because this is not a perfect story. But then, what is a "perfect story"? As the range of reviews here indicate, there are many readers who found Colt's character a little too...abrasive, and he is, right...more
"My Writing Process - Blog Hop Special thanks to Debbie McGowan for tagging me. Read her answers to the following questions at her blog, De-blog. She’s written a bunch of great books, all of which you can find at her web site, Beaten Track Publi..." Read more of this blog post »
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I'm actually surprised that this (third book in the series) has the lowest rating. I'm going to dare to be different and say I think it's the best of the three. There's more in the way of character introspection in this instalment, and Banis does a g...more
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“We're not twins!”
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“What would she have made of her life in the absence of childbirth? Maybe no more than she did in its presence and to ponder such possibilities denies the value of motherhood.”
Debbie McGowan, Hiding Behind The Couch

“Hello,” he smiled warmly and his big, brown eyes twinkled. “I’m James. James Brown.”
“Nice one,” she giggled.
“Yes, my parents thought so too.”
“So, James Brown, how can I help you?”
“I think, perhaps, that it works in the opposite direction. I’m your new regional manager.”
“Ah,” Eleanor said, turning slightly pink. “And that probably wasn’t the best introduction!”
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“Offer them what they secretly want and they of course immediately become panic-stricken.”
Jack Kerouac

“The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library.”
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“The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).”
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“Where there is power, there is resistance.”
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