Debbie Taylor

About Debbie Taylor

Debbie Taylor is editor of Mslexia, the fastest-growing literary magazine in the UK. She has been writing and travelling ever since she abandoned her career as a research psychologist. She lives with her partner and daughter in a disused lighthouse at the mouth of the River Tyne.

Guildford Book Festival, 14 October 2014

Writing workshop: ‘Turning your life into literature’

This women-only workshop for writers of fiction or memoir aims to help you identify and untangle the different ‘stories of your life’ and dramatise them for the reader. My new novel, Herring Girl is set partly in my own house. My previous novel, […]

September 19th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Guildford Book Festival, 14 October 2014

Polari National Tour, 24 November 2014

In case you didn’t know (but surely you did?), Polari is a language used mainly in the gay and trans subculture in the 1960s, as satirised by ‘Julian and Sandy’ on the radio show Round the Horn. The Polari National Tour is a series of literary events featuring LGBT authors and themes. I will […]

September 18th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Polari National Tour, 24 November 2014

Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, 27 November, 2014

I will be discussing my creative and editorial process and reading from Herring Girl alongside Scottish author Jenni Fagan, whose debut novel The Panopticon was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. The discussion will be led by creative writing lecturer Margaret Wilkinson, so expect a writerly event (with some paranormal and […]

September 18th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, 27 November, 2014

Katy Guest, Independent, 28 July 2014

Debbie Taylor is living proof of the saying: if you want something done, ask a busy woman. This is a woman who once jacked in a fascinating career as a research psychologist to go and write novels in a mud hut on the edge of the Kalahari, only to find herself reporting on women’s […]

September 12th, 2014|Interviews|Comments Off on Katy Guest, Independent, 28 July 2014

Paranormal experience posts are on their way

I’m putting the final touches to a series of blog posts recounting people’s weird experiences, which I have gleaned from my recent paranormal survey.

Watch this space.

September 2nd, 2014|Paranormal experiences|Comments Off on Paranormal experience posts are on their way

Speaking in tongues

‘A Case of Xenoglossy Under Hypnosis’ by Ohkado Masayuki and Okamoto Satoshi (in EdgeScience, the journal of the Society for Scientific Exploration, February 2014)

A Japanese dietician, ‘Rasa’, who sought the help of a hypnotherapist with personal problems recalled a past life as Rataraju, the chief in a village in Nepal, and spoke several sentences […]

July 10th, 2014|Paranormal research|Comments Off on Speaking in tongues