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

Cairns Post
Visit to Cairns


A forthcoming visit to Cairns, North Queensland for some publicity, signings, talks and research for my current book. A nice pre-welcome and looking forward to meeting the North Queenslanders and seeing some of the beautiful sights - Daintree, Great Barrier Reef and more...

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The Best Medicine

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they’ll ease
Your will they’ll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
~ Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990 ~

Excerpt from Your Personal Tuning Fork... by Deborah K Bates

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Meet Me In The Field
"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase 'each other' doesn't make any sense." – Rumi I have a penchant for quotes by Rumi and this one is no exception. A master of words, Rumi strings words together into poetic revelations which embrace me...
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Ghee - My Golden One
Ghee - My Golden One In the past year I have taken to ghee like a duck to water (cliché intended) and clichés aside, I am the biggest fan of this humble product that has been used for around 5000 years. I use ghee as a food for health, for cooking, I spread it on my home-made low-carb, wheat-gluten-free, flax bread and mix it in my coffee. What is ghee - a type of clarified butter originating ...
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When Food Healed My Body (my inner advisor was dying to heal me)
 When Food Healed My Body - after listening to my inner-advisor instead of my cravings  “My inner advisor is dying to heal me.” ~ Astrid Alauda ~ After a recent bout of the flu, which left me debilitated for 2 weeks, my body went into rave-mode demanding a detox. Too ill to argue, I acquiesced and shaved back on all foods except **my-detox-vege-soup made primarily with cabbag...
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