Debbie Terranova is an Australian author of historical fiction, crime mysteries, and gripping short stories. Her self-styled genre is ‘fiction with a conscience’: stories inspired by true events and controversial issues.

She has published four novels and numerous short stories. In 2022, one of her short stories received a special commendation in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards for women crime writers.

Debbie is a former HR professional and Research Fellow of the State Library of Queensland. Her formal qualifications are Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA).

She travels extensively within Australia and overseas, in particular to Europe and the USA. People, places and history inspire and inform her writing. Her writing space in sub-tropical Brisbane is surrounded by gumtrees, cackling kookaburras, and raucous parrots.

The Bootmaker of Berlin People lie, especially the ones you love. Page-turning WWII fiction, set in Germany, England, and Australia.

Enemies within these Shores What really happened in Australia during WWII? Historical fiction inspired by a true story about internment.

The Scarlet Key  (On Amazon Kindle as Indelible Lies) Every tattoo has a story. Urban crime mystery about body ink, clairvoyance, and deadly secrets.

Baby Farm  (On Amazon Kindle as Shameful Lies) How much is a baby worth? Cozy crime mystery about forced adoptions in the 1970s in Australia.

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