The Bootmaker of Berlin

People lie, especially the ones you love.

A promise to find her dying sister’s enigmatic friend in Berlin propels Kathy Giuliano into a whirlwind of secrets and shocking consequences. Ultimately, she learns the truth about her family and herself … and also finds forgiveness.

WWII fiction, based on true events and inspired by research undertaken by the author as a Fellow of the State Library of Queensland.

Coming in early 2023.

Enemies within these Shores


A page-turning saga that sweeps from the sugar towns of tropical north Queensland to the internment camps of South Australia. Inspired by a true story, the novel brings to life the tumultuous years of WWII, political opportunism, retribution, and ultimately survival. 

A realistic blend of truth and fiction that is engaging and well-paced. Completely engrossing. 

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Enemies within these Shores ~ paperback $25. Includes delivery within Australia

The Scarlet Key ~ The Brisbane Mysteries #2


When a shiny red key lands on his news desk, reporter Seth VerBeek is thrust into an enthralling mystery that involves a female corpse, a psychic tattooist, and a handyman who fixes broken hearts. Like the newshound he is, he follows his instincts and gets more than he bargains for. 

A fabulous read.. lots of action and intrigue.. many thoughtful moments.

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The Scarlet Key ~ paperback $25. Includes delivery within Australia


Baby Farm ~ The Brisbane Mysteries #1

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How much is a baby worth? Inspired by true events, this page-turner reveals the mysteries of Maidenhead, a country retreat in rural Australia. What went on there? What became of the teenage girls and who were sent there in shame? Years later, what happens when the truth comes out?

What a fabulous read. I couldn’t put it down and was sorry when the story was all over!

Baby Farm ~ paperback $25. Includes delivery within Australia 

Mowbray Brothers ~ Short story – eBook only

Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet. Inspired by the author’s father, who liked to talk about growing up in East Brisbane in the 1920s.

Debbie’s writing is so descriptive and vivid. I felt more invested in these characters in the short time I knew them than a lot of characters in full novels.

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