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Book of the week, Liz Earle's The Good Gut Guide- out this weekend already getting lots of media attention, I chatted to liz on the phone this week and will be doing some kind of joint broadcast on Facebook live at some point with her at the end of June, it will be great fun. Go here to read more about her new book. I have said for ages it is vindication for my belief that the body knows what it needs. I just didn't know why. When I discovered Giulia Enders ‘Gut’ book about a year and a half ago, that's when I knew things were more complicated and fascinating than I ever believed possible. This helps to not only explain why gut bacteria are so important but also how to eat right for your own gut. Part cookbook, part help guide, it is a wonderful life-changing book especially if you know nothing about this topic. The micro biome, the home of all the gut bacteria, has been called the new frontier in modern medicine. And I believe that is true. Just Google BrainMaker by Dr David Perlmutter and you will see some of the links between the gut and ailments in the body.

I'm so thrilled Liz has now joined the wonderful band of experts trying to educate people about the importance of pre- and pro-biotics (and I don't mean solely those yogurt things that only have one or two types of bacteria in them). It's already getting rave reviews too.

Delicious recipes and the ultimate wellbeing plan for a healthy gut in 6 weeks.

'A better gut means better health. It really is that simple. And it works at every level of the body, as friendly microbes affect not only the digestion of our food but also brain health, mood, emotions, energy levels, ageing, weight loss and so much more. Understanding this can give us the blueprint for a longer, happier, healthier life.'

Liz Earle, MBE is one of the world's most respected and trusted authorities on wellbeing. Following on from her popular 6-week guide Skin, Liz now reveals a brand-new plan to detox, cleanse and nourish the digestive system to improve your inner health and outer beauty.

Packed with the latest science and beautifully illustrated throughout, The Good Gut Guide provides practical advice on pre- and probiotics, fermented foods and how best to address your individual needs and goals - whether these be specific to life stage, a long-standing health issue or weight loss.

An expert in feel-good food and eating well to look your best, Liz also shares 80 nutritious recipes - including many suitable for vegetarians - to help you achieve wellbeing from within.

one five star review says -

"I was so excited to get my hands on this book, and I certainly wasn't disappointed - it is beautiful! A lovely bright green and lots of gorgeous glossy pages. The 6-week plan is broken down in easy-to-read chunks, and there are so many mouth-watering recipes! The chocolate mini bites are top of my to-try list. Thank you Liz for another stunning book!"

order it on Amazon here or get it from any good bookshop.

Well done Liz - very proud of you! More news mid June about the chat with Liz and possibly an update on a healthy eating week you can come on down at Retreats for You in Devon where we will be using Liz's recipes and other gut friendly recommendations to help reset your tummy bugs. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

ps Don't forget that till the fat lady slims 3.0, tips and tales to inspire, explains my my version of in this topic, and although it's over a year old, lots of people still buy it because it is a companion book to my till the fat lady slims paperback

other book news - 

cornerstones agency are offering a deluxe four day workshop to help unwind and write your novel - more here

RFY - and all the retreats are gradually getting booked up including the one for writing memoirs, the one with an editor who will help you with your first chapter and submission and the one with top author and book doctor Julie Cohen. More here.

Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here - beginner's tips for self-publishing - a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website,, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs.

Best wishes



My books - For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories - info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks - all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.




HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair - is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy - now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat - Helen's Story - Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback.



‘When Dreams Return’ (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle’s pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

'Battle of the Exes', written for Valentine's Day 2015, features in 'Roses are Red' anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.


Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet - is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2017 version - 'how I broke free from Food Prison forever'

now available in bookshops to order, and online on all platforms, as well as on amazon here.

Well it's happening this weekend wish me luck! The big move down to Devon. Here is what my house looks like right now as I write this. I will be spending half the week down in Devon helping to run the fabulous writers' retreat centre in Sheepwash called retreats for you - more info here.

For those who missed it the last couple of weeks' blogs have explained more. (see archive, bottom left)

I'm not dropping any QVC days just coming back an forth once a week, once everything is up and running, but the next month or so will be very intense as I settle in nearby, hopefully making plans amidst all of it to get a vintage tea rooms up and running next year! And all sorts of other retreats, not just writing ones. Do you know anyone who runs a regular retreat and needs a venue? Or are you looking to just get away from it all? Email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Now I am a patron for Linda magistrates good grief trust, as well as an ambassador for medical detection dogs. I can do as much as I can to help fundraising - but from my new base.

One of the things I may be able to facilitate from retreats for you, is a getaway for the bereaved and greiving people to come and feel supported, talk about their experience and maybe get some counselling from some experts. Considering Deborah who runs it only charges about £90 a night including all meals - And wine at dinner! And afternoon tea coffee cake! - it's always booked out. But maybe something in March - what do you think?

So the dogs are not coming down just yet. They are little bit bemused by all the activity going on in my house, but they will be very happy in their new home in a few weeks time. I rent where I am now so there is an overlap but it will be good to get back on the property ladder. Plus it will be great to have the sunshine into early evening again, as I do not get any at my current place, so as nice as the garden is, I don't think I could face another summer in the shady hollow between hills and trees. I'm also looking forward to getting sky-go including broadband and phone - what a deal, only £46 - I've persuaded them to get it at the new place :-) which also means better broadband, my other big bugbear about where I've been living for the last year. It'll mean less shouting at the screen, and less time spent looking at the little icon going round and around whilst making a 'buffer face...'

Yay! Will keep you informed - wish me luck!

Book of the week - it's a Christmas one! The first one! Sounds brilliant too - from Sue Moorcroft who has released her e-book of The Christmas surprise - click here to find out more.

The health update on my website Back to You blog this week is all about the update on my rare genetic skin condition, I went in the week to see the expert at the Lister Hospital to find out that I am one of only 250 people in the country to have EPP. What is it? Find out more here. But at least not going in the sun most of my life has meant my skin is reaping the reward now, aged 54! Mind you I would have probably preferred to have some fun in the sun over the years... :-)

In my QVC blog this week I will be discussing there are some fabulous funnies, and I look ahead at sneaky peeks to come. If you like buying early, do you go see the Liz Earle today's special value from this Sunday, already available via my earlybird order link here plus the Skechers one from tonight (Fri 21st midnight) if you're quick :-)

So this time next week everything will be gone from my house apart from the bare minimum and I have a question. I'm spending 10 more days at my place before I hand back the keys, and I just need to keep the barest essentials there for popping back. Until we go lock stock and barrel.

So apart from the obvious kettle coffee tea, somewhere to sleep and toiletries, what must I make sure I have not forgotten? I have a Niggly feeling there will be something :-)

Have a lovely week I will send updates and give you regular blogs and also the 'vlogs,' my video blogs here on my Facebook page so do you go like the page and you'll be the 1st to see them - you will see all of them, I don't always share them everywhere else. Also follow me for updates on Twitter if you prefer, @debbieflint and Instagram @debbieflintauthorqvc

Have a lovely week!



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