Award Winner



Featured in the: Daily News Tweed Bulletin ~ Gold Coast Bulletin Tweed Weekly ~ ABC Radio 92.5 Gold FM ~ Today Tonite 

 Writing Awards: Poetry ~ Magazines ~ Short Stories ~ Innovation Award  Amazon Bestseller

 Awarded: Bravery Award Nomination ~ Innovation Award Citizen of the Year Award  

 Invited to: Canberra Parliament House ~ Big Brother Show for advice  

Praised by lumiaries: Hazel Hawke ~ Maggie Tabberer Paul Mecurio Paulo Coelho ~ Jules Watson ~ 



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Daily News Tweed Bulletin ~ Gold Coast Bulletin Tweed Weekly ~ ABC Radio 92.5 GoldFM ~ Today Tonite Gold Coast Writers Assoc. ~ Big Brother Show  Bravery Award ~ Innovation Award ~ Canberra Parliament House ~ Citizen of the Year Award Praised by luminaries Hazel HawkeMaggie TabbererPaul Mecurio Mentored by acclaimed authors Paulo Coelho and Jules Watson ~ 


 Deborah K Bates award winning author is a composite professional - with a background as an Alternative Health Specialist, Life Coach, Professional Counsellor (Clinical), Motivational Speaker, and a current focus as a Creative Mentor and Author.

She has earned numerous awards and secured many notable achievements many of which have been featured throughout local and national papers, magazines, television and radio. Deborah has been praised by distinguished luminaries and been nominated for a Bravery Award and received an Honoury Citizen of the Year Award. She has been invited to Australia’s capital – Canberra Parliament House - three times as special guest for national award nights where she was nominated for a special 'Write to Heal' program which changed many lives as well as community project awards. She has even been asked to give professional advice on grief for the Big Brother show.

As an author: Deborah is masterful and her diversity is evident in poetry, lyrics, articles and book reviews for National Magazines, non-fiction and fiction, community booklets, wedding and acceptance speeches, technical material such as resumes and selection criteria's. She has over the years won several poetry and short story competitions and been a professional judge for numerous writing events. (Read more  HERE)

your personal tuning fork banner 140x201Deborah K Bate’s book Your Personal Tuning Fork - The Endocrine System published through O-Books UKboasts consistent high ranks on Amazon and Amazon UK along with bookshop sales both internationally and nationally and is the talk of the health industry/community. 

Your Personal Tuning Fork - The Endocrine System  is an enlightening unique approach to the root causes of some of our most common health issues. It is easy to read and a daily reference for everyday solutions to everyday issues which interfere with daily life.


 Your Personal Tuning Fork is available on Amazon and selected bookstores. Or you can ORDER YOUR SIGNED COPY direct from the AUTHOR TODAY and receive a FREE gift. Fill out the form and in the message box write 'free gift'.

Latest Blogs

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Redundancy: Pleonasm Or Tautology (When Good Writing Turns Bad)
Redundancy: Pleonasm Or Tautology (When Good Writing Turns Bad) I have engaged in a number of proofreads and edits in the recent weeks and apart from clichés, passive voice, typos and grammatical issues such as pronoun, comma and apostrophe, semi colon/colon misuse, the most common correction is the not-so-known redundancy. How do I know redundancy is not-so-known? Because the author ...
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Spray Bottle - Random Act of Kindness
Random Act Of Kindness Another Random Act Of Kindness – in the most unusual way – ah they come in many guises. Fresh from my swim, I stood at the traffic lights when 2 young males zoomed in on skateboards. One had a spray bottle in his hand. The sun was hot and the lights took their time. Male number 1 with spray bottle in hand reached across, sprayed male number 2 in the face, and then proceed...
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I Don’t Set Goals - A Happy New Year Message
I Don’t Set Goals I Set ‘This–Is-What-I Choose-To-Bring-Into-My-Life’ This morning I spent time in one of my favorite places. The beach. It was a time to reflect on the previous year and the year to come. New Year’s Eve is not a time for me to set goals. It is a time for me to ‘Choose-To-Bring-Into-My-Life’. It is not a time of gratuitous partying. It is a time for reflection ...  REFL...
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Characterisation – and Hoofing Habits
My characters and their hoofing styles Second to dialogue, creating the characters is a fave part of my writing processes. When I write I visualise my characters and form a pretty good image of what they look like; their facial features, height, body size and shape, colour of eyes and hair, what they wear, how their face expresses emotions, their unique behavioural habits – and it all has to ma...
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Committment { c.1390, from L. committere “to bring together,” from com- “together, in combination or union’” + mittere “to put,” “to send or let go.”} ~~~ Commitment to self opens the pathway to freedom. Once one is committed all hesitancy ceases – resistance is obsolete and one can push further into their destiny towards who they are – where they are going – what they ...
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