Debbie Rix has written two novels. Her debut ‘The Girl with Emerald Eyes’), reached the Number One spot in Amazon’s Italian category. Set amidst the world of medieval Italy, it explores the creation of the most famous building in the world – the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Her second novel – ‘Daughters of the Silk Road’ follows the fortunes of a family of merchant explorers who bring a Ming vase back to Venice from China in 15th century. It was published in April 2016 and spent many weeks in Amazon’s top 100 kindle sales. Her third novel will be published in Spring 2017 and is set in the world of the Italian silk industry.
Debbie spends a lot of time in Italy and the setting of the novels reflects her knowledge and passion for the country.
Debbie lives in the Kent countryside with her journalist husband, children, sheep, chickens and cats. When not writing, she is usually to be found in the vegetable garden. She began her career with the BBC- initially as the newsreader on Breakfast Time, thereafter appearing as a presenter and reporter on a variety of factual and light entertainment television series. She had a spell as an Agony Aunt, and has also written about gardens and gardening – one of her private passions.