My new novel cover reveal, Debbie & the Daleks, and our Big Christmas Weekend


Hawaiian Escape cover revealThis week –

- All is revealed – REVEALED! – the cover of my new novel, available on amazon from 28th!

- Debbie Does Daleks – a TVCream online Dr Who Special! – marking 50th yrs of the time lord

- Lynda Renham rom-com royalty is Book of the Week - And which beauty guest is currently featuring on channel 4?

- Plus funny blooper, and the best bargains on shopping telly – sneaky peeks galore


This is it! This is the cover of my new novel! Out next week on amazon on 28th with a special launch offer – don’t miss it!

It’s my second romance book, and is actually the prequel to Hawaiian Affair, which is already available on Amazon. The lovely Angela Oltmann designed it again for me. But where are those rolling hills. Whose is that sports car? As you can see, it hints at a special trip abroad, and covers events taking place prior to the last book. We meet sister Helen too – so whose legs are they? What do you think?!

Save the date

Online Launch Party – so do save the date of the 28th – not only to go to amazon and download the eBook or order the paperback, but also to join myself and my pals Carolyn, Mary Jane and Isabelle in an Early Xmas online launch party on facebook. Click here to go to the event page and click ‘join’ – then visit the event page on the day from within your facebook account, to post some comments and take part in the competitions we’ll be running – including a special chance to win a signed book – which if you’re near Chiswick, you can come in and get signed by me personally when I’m at QVC! Plus there’ll be lots of fun, interaction and other lovely competitions with the other three authors from my writing group ‘The Ladies of Posara Say’..! Hope you can ‘come’!

Four authorsI’m very excited, as you can imagine, to find out what you think of the prequel, but be prepared, all may not be as it first seems! We meet Helen, Sadie’s sister, and the secrets she is keeping mean that Sadie’s life is turned upside down in more ways than one!

NEXT WEEK – the book is out! From 28th, Hawaiian Escape will be available on Amazon on eBook (for your kindle app on your smartphones, your laptop kindle reading, or your actual kindle!) Or paperback if you love a good book! And there’ll be BIG NEWS of the special launch offer – on both of my books – including on Hawaiian Affair, the story that follows on from Hawaiian Escape! In a word – whoop! : – )



Debbie and the TARDISYes, Dr Who is 50. Back in 1990, I was working for 31 West, a nightly entertainment show on BSB (remember the squarials?) and they had the now legendary ‘Dr Who Weekend’. At the time, you have to remember, the TV landscape was very different – there was no easy access to old episodes, no internet, there weren’t even mobile phones (yes really!) yet we celebrated the Time Lord with a whole weekend of old episodes, and in between special recordings dedicated to interviews with assistants, doctors, producers and fans. My pal Shyama Perera and I co-hosted, with former Dr Who producer John Nathan Turner (JNT as he was known, rest him). Dr Who had just ended and it would be a few years till it was reinstated. So our weekend was an oasis in a Whovian desert, and featured the episodes from the very beginning. It was great fun recording the links and I got to do some dressing up – I was very chuffed that I fitted into Honor Blackman’s costume from the sixties.

Debbie and the DaleksWell, all these years on and the Doctor, having reappeared, now celebrates his half-century. I got asked by TV Cream – the online classic TV channel – to contribute to their feature. The podcast containing my interview is here. However, it's about 45mins long in total, so lovely Graham from the site sent me a link for just my bit, which he’s done quite a funny edit for.

Tell your pals who are in to Dr Who – it’s fascinating for them, and for people who like archive clips including of BSB.  

And do search on YouTube for clips of our classic Dr Who weekend 23 years ago. Ahhh what a weekend that was! My biggest connection with Dr Who – of course my old colleague Paul Lavers was actually in it! I bet you can search that on YouTube too! Happy 50th Birthday, Doctor Who!




Two for you this week – one is from my pathetic attempts at modelling on QVC’s Renee’s show! Who put that step there?! Lol.



And the other is just a little verbal boo boo from Skechers guest Richard! Enjoy!


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Still to come…. Best tweet chat ever… How a pound of lard can help lose weight… And which beauty guest is on Channel 4?…




Firstly congratulations to Julie from Bournemouth who won last week’s J F Penn comp to win a signed copy of ‘One Day in Budapest’. We’ll be in touch for your address and Joanna will dispatch it direct within a few weeks! Another fab comp below. And tons more info on my extended RiWiSi Go Large over on my website – (see bottom of this segment for link.)


Book of the Week –

Rom-com royalty Lynda Renham’s latest release has yet another quirky title – she’s become known for them over the years – incl ‘Coconuts and Wonderbras’, ‘Pink Wellies and Flat Caps’, ‘Croissants and Jam,’ and now ‘The Valentine Present and other Diabolical Liberties’.

Lynda Renham book of the weekShe is a well-known name on the ‘recommended’ lists on amazon – and consistently her books shoot up the charts as soon as they’re released – so it’s well worth adding her to your list of ‘authors to discover’ if you like light-hearted rom-coms in your reading!

She’s kindly agreed to offer a signed book as a competition prize, full T&Cs here. Just leave a comment below if you’d like to be entered, and tell her what you think of her books too! I’ll announce the randomly chosen winner next week – closes midday on 28th.

Full interview on my website, but here Lynda tells us what got her started in the world of publishing.

“My first romantic comedy was self-published but I then took things a step further when my husband set himself up as my publisher. We now partner with a publishing sales agency to handle my paperbacks. I’m thrilled to have sold as a self-published author over 150,000 UK kindle downloads, not including paperbacks and international sales.  I am a little like Lady Gaga aren’t I? Minus the little monsters, although there are a few of those in my village where I live, but the less said about that the better.  People say I keep them up at night, not me in person you understand, but the books. My latest novel, ‘The Valentine Present and Other Diabolical Liberties’ is about a very down to earth girl named Harriet.”

Find out more in my extended interview on my website (see link below) and don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this blog to enter the comp to win a signed copy of her latest book!

You can buy Lynda’s books here and connect with her here, if you’re brave enough. Or chat with her on Facebook and Twitter



RiWiSi Go Large

And over on my website, the book focus continues. On RiWiSi GO-LARGE –

- More from Lynda Renham including a short guest blog written for my column!

- Plus some more excellent writing tips – this time how to write a blurb, ten tips to look professional, and how to create your all-important Amazon Author page.

- Click here to go to RiWiSi page on




Elemis weekendBiggest Shopping Weekend Ever On QVC, last weekend, and of course Keeley from Elemis was at the heart of it! Here we were with our sneaky peek on Twitter just before the launch of the massive Xmas Elemis TSV gift pack. Which sold out – the biggest ever in QVC UK history – over 105,000 units! PS – Do follow me @debbieflint to make sure you don’t miss any of the behind the scenes updates! And of course more ‘Sneaky Peeks’ below in my regular slot on this blog!



H gets in shotH Gets A Look In – and of course our lovely guest Gill Gauntlett played a big role with the Xmas lights sales too – but look what happened – our cheeky cameraman H got in the shot I was about to tweet! Funny! (More lights 1am Fri night and rpt 7am Sat morning 23rd)







Best Tweet Chat Ever – talking of twitter, possibly the most amusing twitter conversation I’ve ever read. Jaffa Cakes, Tesco’s and Tea! Just go here to read it. Don’t you just love it when faceless corporations suddenly seem human? Very human!


Pound of fatBuy a Pound of Fat to Help you Lose Weight? Seems like a ridiculous concept but as I read in Fabulous Magazine last weekend, carting several of these around – complete with blood vessels and realistic surface –eurgh – might put you off that cream cake! So I bought one. And yes, it’s not very appealing. Nor very heavy, actually – but 20 would be – so worth a try?! Lol. (Does anyone remember me doing this with ‘pounds of lard’ when I lost 35lb when we used to sell the Freedom Eating books and tapes? As mentioned in ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ – it helped!)





Typhoon Haiyan appeal with QVCQVC Haiyan Fundraising – As news of the disaster continues, if you want to do what I did and contribute, you can help by going to – QVC has joined up with the Red Cross to help victims of the typhoon – our sister QVC’s in Japan, Germany, China and the USA are also doing it. Or you can ring 0845 054 7200 – every little helps.




Charlie Bears get wellSad News from Charlie Bears’ Will – if you’re a follower on facebook, you’ll have seen Will’s sad update when the TSV was on, on Tuesday, about lovely Charlie, his wife and founder of the bear range, being poorly with ovarian cancer and shortly undergoing treatment. We wish them all the best – go here to the William Morris page to leave him a message if you’re on facebook.






Twitter picture of Alf the dogAlfie Update – and some good news about Alfie the Spaniel with a pacemaker paid for by crowd-funding on facebook – in place of a Pirate the Cat pic this week – this update from his owner Tony – we do love a happy ending!







Facebook snippet - aw blessFacebook Aw Bless – Ladies and Gentlemen, this week I proudly present – my nieces Lara and Issy in the cutest family photo studio shot I ever did see! Altogether – awwwwww blesssssssss! Brought a tear to my eye, so cute! If you have any that made you feel the same, email them, to me at









Amy on Channel 4 – An unusual one for you this week! Amy our lovely No-No guest was on with me on Thursday – pictured here – with the No-No set that was actually the item I was selling when I did that awful cream booboo! (What a blooper that one was! Apparently it’s going to be on It’ll Be Alright on The Night’! lol!)

Debbie and AmyWell, it’s Amy who can also currently be seen on Channel 4 catch up TV, and on Tuesday night with another edition of the show she’s featured in as she tries to produce a musical! It’s working, apparently, as the show will go on – in Bromley, featuring Heidi from the Sugababes as Joannie, and special consultant, Henry Winkler! You can watch the show here –






Will’s Xmas Shoot Secrets – Alternatively if you want something fab to watch, do take a look at Will Gowing’s behind the scenes video showing the things that happened on our Christmas promo shoot – fun!





L'Occitanne sneak peekFor those who adore L’Occitane, I think you’re going to need to book your place in front of the telly including on our penultimate Saturday Night Gifts on 7th December! Look what Santa sent me early!









Dale and Charlie excited!If you adore that illustrious pairing of Charlie Brook and Dale Franklin together doing their ‘Alas Smith and Jones’ bit, watch out for another one of their Diamond Extravaganzas, pencilled in for 4-7pm on Monday 9th December!









Vitamix blender- Ok firstly – Vitamix is back with me on Friday night (22nd) at midnight and through the day on Saturday – for as long as stocks last at least – they sold out pretty quick back in August! More than just a mixer!







Gabrielle album(DF) - 504633- Then I present Saturday Night Gifts (23rd) when Craigy is interviewing none other than Gabrielle! Her ‘Out of Reach’ from Bridget Jones’ movie was my anthem from early 2000’s! Join me 8pm on Sat for another two hours of fab gift ideas including xmas gift wrap packs. (ps our last show will be me and Dale on Saturday 14th December. The following week will be our last minute shopping shows on 19th and 20th!)



-  Also this week – that fab Simply Beauty magnifying tweezer TSV Sunday night midnight with me (24th) plus the final Andi Peters kitchen show with Dale at 7pm Monday (29th)


John Barrowman- And if you’re a John Barrowman fan, watch out for his volumising hair care TSV ‘HER’ on Thursday 28th!








Don’t forget 28th is when I’ll be hosting my NEW BOOK Launch Party on facebook! (info above). More of that next week!

Have a great week! Best wishes





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  1. Adele November 23, 2013 at 8:23 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Another great blog. Looking forward to your book launch on the 28th. Sending my love to Charlie and Will, there is hope. Would love the chance to win Lynda’s book.
    Take care.
    Adele x

  2. Karen November 23, 2013 at 11:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    I always try to read your blogs, as they are so interesting!!
    Totally love your new book cover and cannot wait to read it, as couldn’t put Hawaiian Affair down…was fab!
    Received my fantastic Elemis TSV through the week and loved watching the wee promo video…feeling all Christmassy now!
    Wish you all the very best with your new book launch and you can let us know when the film is being commissioned, hehe!?!
    Karen xx

  3. beechball November 24, 2013 at 11:40 am -  Reply

    Debbie, your blogs are the best so interesting I cannot wait for the launch of your new novel. I followed you when your son was getting married as my only daughter got married the same time don’t you just wish you could have the day all over again. Take care and thanks for all the ‘fun’ you put into shopping on line.

  4. Joan Fraser November 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Great Blog as always
    Do you remember I’m the lady who blogged you from Hawaii recently. You asked me if Kona, where we stayed, was near Waikoloa. Well it is further south and is the venue of the Ironman World Championships held in October each year. After your return blog I got the family to visit, on a sightseeing trip up north and we went into the shopping area for an ice-cream. The complex was immaculate. Have you stayed there?
    Now looking forward to your book launch on Thursday and your next blog!!
    Have a fantastic week.
    Joan xx

  5. Karen Williamson November 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm -  Reply

    Dear Debbie
    Another fantastic blog, I was hoping for a sneaky peek of the Kipling TSV but it looks as though I will have to stay up late tonight to see it – just in case there are exclusive colours/patterns which are popular.
    I am also sorry to hear the news of Charlie – we must keep our fingers crossed for a positive outcome.
    Cannot wait for your new book – but in the meantime could you please enter me in the competition to win a copy of the Lynda Renham book.
    Thank You
    Karen xxx

  6. Chocobicki November 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Great blog as usual.I always look forward to reading your blogs as you seem to have all kinds of interesting things to say.
    I am sorry to hear about Charlie from Charlie Bears, I thought she did not look well when she was last on air. Please pass on my good wishes for a speedy recovery.
    I managed to secure 2 Elemis gift sets, just for myself…I deserve it.
    Thanks for another author suggestion. I have purchased books by all that you have suggested so far. Especially loving Emily Harvale and have purchased all of her books on my kindle.
    Looking forward to your next blog.

  7. Ali G November 26, 2013 at 12:25 am -  Reply

    Ah Debbie, Need some help or a sneaky peek from you and/or Lee Holbein (you are always so helpful and knowledgeable ;) ) I want to buy two laptops for my twins for Xmas. Is there one coming up as a TSV for Xmas? Or even if it’s not a TSV but maybe easypay??? – Suitable for 13 years+ – needed primarily for schoolwork. Would really like to buy from QVC (as Customer Service is excellent. I’ve looked through the website and can’t see anything suitable. Any tips? Advice? from you? or Lee? Cheeky I know, but not really sure where else to ask.
    Thanks Debbie
    PS – Your shows are always so entertaining ….. & informative!

  8. martin forbes bucksburn aberdeen watching via sky tv November 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm -  Reply

    hope you are well debbie iam nae bad

  9. Eleanor Robinson November 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    Love the Christmas video and would love to know where it was filmed.

  10. Joy Padley November 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debs
    Am sitting in your kitchen on book launch and enjoying the banter with the girls.
    New book ordered on kindle can’t wait to read it, especially as loved Hawaiian Affair!
    Ordered TSV John Barrowman looking forward to trying this out especially as there are no nasties.
    Your toast is making me hungry time for lunch.
    Enjoy your launch day.
    Joy xx

  11. Jane Dunkley November 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Lovely, friendly and warm group of like minded people. It’s the second such event and I loved the first one just as much. THANK YOU ladies

  12. Sandra November 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Well I joined in with the online party today. I met and chatted with some lovely people and downloaded some of the books to read. I shall be very busy! So thank you for the invite Debbie. I hope those of you who managed to meet up, had a lovely day.

  13. Joanne Kershaw November 28, 2013 at 4:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Debbie
    Fantastic blog as usual.
    Sending prayers and love to Charlie and Will.
    Cant wait to download your new book, goung to save it and read it over christmas.
    Have loved todays chatting, its been amazing on LOPS, thank you so much for the invite.
    Take Care
    Jo xxx

  14. Yvonne Brookes November 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm -  Reply

    Loving the Book Bash, great friendly people,really enjoying it. Thankyou so much Debbie for the invite xx

  15. Cheryl Williams November 29, 2013 at 6:34 am -  Reply

    Yeah cant believe I’m the winner. Thank you Debbie and Lynda looking forward to receiving and reading my prize.
    love n hugs

  16. debs f December 10, 2013 at 1:19 am -  Reply

    Adele –
    ta again for another lovely comment hon! Always good to hear from you!

  17. debs f December 10, 2013 at 1:22 am -  Reply

    Karen –
    new film – i wish! one day eh! Am sitting here now having just put up the real xmas tree in the lounge, which i got last week from Santa Fir farm. Very Christmassy! :-))) x
    ps ta for your good wishes re book – launch was good – am looking to the new year now, once xmas theme books out of way!
    ps congrats!

  18. debs f December 30, 2013 at 2:15 am -  Reply

    Beechball, Joan, Karen, Chockobicki, AliG, Martin, Eleanor, Joy, Jane, Sandra,
    Thanks to all for your kind comments and so glad you enjoyed the online event! There will be more in the future – do look out for them!
    best wishes
    ps apologies for delay in replying – if I missed anything do let me know – just leave a comment on the latest new blog I post! Thanks so much again for being part of it all! Really appreciate you guys being there!

  19. debs f December 30, 2013 at 2:16 am -  Reply

    Joanne –
    So glad you also enjoyed the event and really hoping you’ve liked reading my new novel! Do let me know!
    Best wishes

  20. debs f December 30, 2013 at 2:18 am -  Reply

    Yvonne –
    you too! I do hope you will join us again for the next book bash on facebook!
    Always lovely to hear from you all afterwards!
    big hugs and best wishes

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