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All about me!
I started my first blog in early 2009 and blog because I love writing. After a myriad of courses (novel writing, short story writing, freelance writing) I decided I really just like to write and blogging seems to suit my self-obsessed personality.

I’m more into the written (or electronic) word and I’m not overly visual so my posts feature blithery prose rather than gorgeous photographs.

Debbish has gone through many iterations since its inception as Write About Now. And in January 2014 it ‘absorbed’ my diet blog – the blog formerly known as Diet Schmiet – which was included in She Knows ’10 Australian health and fitness bloggers we love’!

Debbish is now a reflection of my new life. I’ve started reviewing books on a regular basis; am still a television addict; love to rant or theorise about all sorts of crap; and… as I’m still significantly overweight I’m working on losing weight WITHOUT making it the focus of my world.

About my readers and followers
I maintain Twitter and Facebook Accounts for both Debbish and Diet Schmiet; am trying to focus more on Google+ and LinkedIn; and purposefully ignore Pinterest and Instagram as much as possible without offending either platform!

Approximately 52% of Debbish readers are Australian and 17% American, with other readers located in the UK, Canada and New Zealand.

Detailed statistics are included in my media kit.

Freelance writing and blogging
In late October 2012 I opted for a sea change, moving from Brisbane to a quiet beachside locale, with the hopes of focusing more on my writing and blogging.

A Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration under my belt, I’d worked in government for years (and the private sector, briefly), most recently in project management and executive liaison roles. A redundancy offer came at a time when, after 20+ years in the workforce, I decided it was time for a change. I’m exchanging the writing of ministerial briefing notes, speeches and project plans for writing of another kind.

I am available to write articles, posts or other content.

My rates are included in my full Media Kit.

Sponsored posts, product reviews and events
I would love to work with you on sponsored posts or advertorials for your products or brands. Please note, however my first and foremost obligation is to my readers so I will only represent brands which reflect the theme of this blog.

I am likely to be brutally honest – though circumspect – in sponsored posts, reviews or advertorials which will be written in a tone consistent with the rest of my posts.

I am (now) based in Hervey Bay (on the Fraser Coast), Queensland and happy to attend relevant events or product launches as my schedule permits.

In 2013 I started doing book reviews and receive advance reading copies via NetGalley for review purposes. I do not post all of these reviews in my blog, but share them all on Goodreads.

Examples of previous reviews and sponsored posts are littered throughout my blog and accessible via the tabs at the top of the screen, but here are a few faves:

Dairy Farmers / Pura milk – a series of eight posts
American Horror Story – review and DVD giveaway
The Athlete’s Foot - review and giveaway
Wii / XBox 360 Zumba game – giveaway
Jane Austen – enough said
Rizzoli & Isles – a hidden gem
Room – by Emma Donoghue
Author Interview - Dan Newman, author of The Clearing
The Missing One by Lucy Atkins – a book I LOVED!

I offer advertising on my sidebars at a range of rates, depending on the size of your ad and duration. I am also registered with Nuffnang.

Please note again, that I will only accept advertising which complements the content of this blog.

Please email me with any questions or for a copy of my media kit which includes my stats, rates and fees (aka, the boring bits!).

Disclosure policy
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me and accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. However, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Please note that I may be compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics; despite this however, I will always give my honest opinion or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Any content which presents a conflict of interest will always be clearly identified.

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Contact me
Deborah Cook
postal: PO Box 7507, Urangan QLD 4655 (Australia)