Debbie Young

Debbie Young Indie Author Fringe Speaker

Best Day Jobs for Indie Authors

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Most indie authors need a day job, especially when we start out, but which jobs are best for writers? Librarian? Running a Writing Retreat? Or something completely unrelated to writing? ALLi Advice Centre editor and indie author Debbie Young, whose most surprising day job was as a medical specimen bookings clerk, and most appealing promoting premium brand ice creams, has been talking to ALLi Members to find out.


Debbie Young is Commissioning Editor of ALLi’s Author Advice Centre, and writes how-to books for authors, including the growing series of ALLi’s own guidebooks.

She also writes across different genres, her first love being the short story, of which she has self-published three collections. She is now working on her debut novel, the first in a planned series whose cast list will include many authors and booksellers. You have been warned!

A staunch supporter and mentor of other indie authors, she is an avid reader and reviewer, featuring many self-published books on her bookblog.

An ambassador for the children’s reading charity Readathon, she is also the founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, a free annual festival held in the English village in which she lives and works, celebrating the joy of books and reading and raising the profile of many indie authors, poets and illustrators.

She is also in demand as a speaker about self-publishing and book marketing, and welcomes any excuse to perform her short stories in public.


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