DEBORAH O’DONOGHUE: From local authority employee to self starter in writing

Crumpet addict Deborah O’Donoghue is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show podcast. Deborah shares with us snippets from her life from working in a fish and chip shop to becoming a bestselling author. This episode was recorded live at Capital Crime, London’s first crime writing festival. I assure you, you need to click play now to listen to this most intriguing conversation with Deborah O’Donoghue.

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Bestselling author and crumpet addict Deborah O'Donoghue


Deborah O’Donoghue is a crumpet addict and bestselling author who studied English and French at the University of Sussex and Performing Arts at the Sorbonne, before teaching for ten years. Before that, she worked in car body repairs, in the best fish and chip shop in Brighton, and as a gofer in a comedy club.

Deborah was born in Plymouth and now lives in Brussels.

Social media handle @thedebodonoghue

How to become a self-starter in writing
  1. Consider getting some coaching
  2. Network and ask for help – people are often kinder than you think
  3. WRITE!
  4. Go to a writer’s festival
  5. Read as much as you can

About The Segilola Salami Show

The Segilola Salami show is an audio podcast talk show hosted by the female Nigerian-British podcaster Segilola Salami who is also an author, freelance writer and blogger. Please click here to see the full list of Yoruba children’s books written by Segilola Salami.

The show is set in a virtual cafe and is a podcast on books and publishing. The aim of the show is to be both educative and informative but in an entertaining way. Guests from all works of life come on the show to talk about the books they have read or written and how books motivated or inspired them. Listeners of the show get to discover new authors and new books as well as learn something new. Also, as the show is set in a virtual cafe, it is a fun podcast to listen to at work, while running or even when driving.

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