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Deborah Jay

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in Brighton, The United Kingdom
December 17




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Deborah Jay writes fast-paced fantasy adventures featuring quirky characters and multi-layered plots – just what she likes to read.
Living mostly on the UK South coast, she has already invested in her ultimate retirement plan – a farmhouse in the majestic, mystery-filled Scottish Highlands where she retreats to write when she can find time. Her taste for the good things in life is kept in check by the expense of keeping too many dressage horses, and her complete inability to cook.
THE PRINCE’S MAN is her debut novel; first in a trilogy and winner of a UK Arts Board award. Second in the series, THE PRINCE'S SON is also available.
In the meantime, she had published the urban fantasy novel DESPRITE MEASURES and the short story SPRITE NIGHT, both

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Deborah Jay Right now, I'd say it's too slow. Back in the days when authors were expected to produce one book a year, no problem. Now readers expect books faster …moreRight now, I'd say it's too slow. Back in the days when authors were expected to produce one book a year, no problem. Now readers expect books faster than that, and I just can't do it. I've tried, believe me, but my creative clock seems set to come up with all the ideas I need for a novel over a one year period, and it's not showing any signs of speeding up.(less)
Deborah Jay That depends on the connection between mind and hand, and for me, that's creativity. Call it 'muse' if you will - if it's present, the only restrictio…moreThat depends on the connection between mind and hand, and for me, that's creativity. Call it 'muse' if you will - if it's present, the only restriction on speed is how fast I can type. If it isn't, it's like wading through treacle.(less)
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“It’s just as well I’m not claustrophobic. Even so, being held captive in a bottle was not how I’d planned to spend my weekend. It was also one of the most undignified positions I’ve ever been in; a water sprite can be squished down pretty small, but it doesn’t mean we enjoy the process.”
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